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Average Rent in Honolulu, HI

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Honolulu Studio - $1,700-4%
Honolulu 1 Bed - $2,650+96%
Honolulu 2 Beds - $2,300+24%
Last updated 6/12/2024

Local Guide

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Local Reviews

I like that we are a block away from the beach so i can take my friends out and swim. I also like how family-friendly it is and how close we are to the mall.

In downtown but not directly in it. Can be very unsafe at night due to homeless and criminal activity.

I like it because it's accessible by foot. They are some nice local restaurants near by. We need to support locals.

Small town feeling. Lots of different food options. Lots of shopping. Convenient shopping. Close to main town.

near COSTCO, near downtown, near public transportation, to many homeless, otherwise great building

The only way I could see the difference was to use the word on a map to describe what it meant and then it was



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Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/12/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Honolulu, HI

In Honolulu, HI, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,700 to $2,650. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Honolulu, HI is $1,700. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,650. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,300.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months



Changed from $1,771 to $1,700
1 Bed


Changed from $1,352 to $2,650
2 Beds


Changed from $1,855 to $2,300
Last updated 6/12/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion

Compare Other Cities

City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Pearl City$1,575--
Ewa Beach$1,500+3%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Pearl City$2,200--
Schofield Barracks$2,1500%
Ewa Beach$2,100--

Compare Neighborhoods

Liliha - Kapalama


1 Bed Avg. Rent



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Kalihi Valley


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What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Honolulu, HI?

For renters in Honolulu seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Liliha - Kapalama, Moanalua, and Kalihi Valley, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $900, $1,200, and $1,200 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Palama and Nuuanu - Punchbowl, where the rents are $1,300 and $1,300, a favorable comparison to Honolulu's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,650.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Honolulu, HI?

In Honolulu, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown, Zone 3, and Hawaii Kai. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $3,800, in Zone 3 it averages $2,650, and in Hawaii Kai, the average is $2,650. For additional high-end living options, Waikiki offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,000, and Zone 2 at $2,000. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,650 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Honolulu, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Honolulu, HI?

In Honolulu, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Zone 2, Manoa, and Lower Manoa. In Zone 2, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,000. Manoa sees average rents of $1,800 for a 1-bedroom unit. Lower Manoa offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,400. For those seeking other popular areas, Punahou presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,485, and Waikiki at $2,000. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,650 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Honolulu, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Zone 2$1,700-4%
Liliha - Kapalama$1,500--
Lower Manoa$1,300--
Ala Moana - Kakaako$1,100-19%
Zone 1$995-37%
Alewa Heights$995--
Nuuanu - Punchbowl$875--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Zone 3$2,650--
Hawaii Kai$2,650--
Zone 2$2,000+43%
Zone 1$1,800+100%
Alewa Heights$1,800--
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis$1,600--
Ala Moana - Kakaako$1,400+27%
Lower Manoa$1,400--
Nuuanu - Punchbowl$1,300-4%
Kalihi - Palama$1,300--
Kalihi Valley$1,200--
Liliha - Kapalama$900--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Nuuanu - Punchbowl$2,400+9%
Liliha - Kapalama$2,300+12%
Ala Moana - Kakaako$2,150--
Kalihi Valley$1,950--
Alewa Heights$1,880--
Aliamanu - Salt Lake - Foster Village$1,800--
Lower Manoa$1,650--
Kalihi - Palama$1,475--
Zone 1$1,350-27%


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Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7474

Walk Score®



Say 38 of 74 renters

Has Sidewalks


Say 50 of 74 renters

Percentage: 6060

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly


Say 41 of 74 renters

Percentage: 7373

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation


Say 48 of 74 renters

Need A Car


Say 47 of 74 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 18% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size


4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 15% more restaurants than areas of a similar size


4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Honolulu's coffee shop scene.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 30% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size


4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Honolulu looks good for nightlife.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 37% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size


4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honolulu is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 89% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Honolulu has a lot of style.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 49% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 13% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honolulu is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 24% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 42% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 41% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't have to drive far to fill up around here.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 18% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter


Say 63 of 74 renters

Noise Late At Night


Say 58 of 74 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family


Say 58 of 74 renters

Area Has Potholes


Say 55 of 74 renters

Busy Streets


Say 53 of 74 renters

Nearby Parks


Say 53 of 74 renters

Near Grocery Stores


Say 51 of 74 renters

Near Schools


Say 50 of 74 renters

Pet Friendly


Say 46 of 74 renters

Mostly Older Buildings


Say 42 of 74 renters

Safe For Families


Say 42 of 74 renters

Quiet Area


Say 41 of 74 renters

Near Highways


Say 39 of 74 renters

Nice Views


Say 39 of 74 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside


Say 42 of 74 renters

Well Lit


Say 43 of 74 renters

Tree Lined Streets


Say 44 of 74 renters

Maintained Yards


Say 44 of 74 renters

Near Downtown


Say 50 of 74 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings


Say 64 of 74 renters


Percentage: 4/54/5

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Honolulu, HI

Overview of Honolulu

Honolulu is a great place to live. In fact, Honolulu was ranked as the No. 26 most livable city in the world on 2012 Global Livability Survey.  With more than 374,000 residents, Honolulu is the largest city in the Hawaiian Islands and one of the most scenic cities in the United States. The city is a unique combination of Hawaii's timeless natural beauty and modern luxuries, which can be seen in the pristine beaches with clear blue oceans, breathtaking mountain views, exciting nightlife venues and vibrant restaurants featuring local Hawaiian cuisine. Look for Honolulu apartments for rent, and find paradise in the Pacific Ocean.

Living in Honolulu, HI

Although the exact dates are unknown, Honolulu oral histories tell that the first inhabitants settled in Honolulu in 1100 A.D. King Kamehameha I relocated to Honolulu in 1804 and the city quickly became Hawaii's most important shipping port for sandalwood, whalers, sugar, pineapples, light manufacturing and defense installations. Missionaries from the United States and Europe westernized the islands in the early 19th century and left a lasting impression on religion, education, economics and politics that can still be noted in present-day Honolulu. 

The invention of modern air travel brought droves of tourists to Hawaii, and today, tourism is still the main contributor to the local economy. There are many distinctive neighborhoods in Honolulu, including the Arts District, with many arts and cultural institutions; Downtown Honolulu, where financial and commercial centers are located; the Capital District, which is home to the state's government buildings; Kaka'ako, which is the light-industrial district undergoing a large redevelopment effort; and Waikiki, which is the largest tourist district in Hawaii. Whether in the Pacific Heights, Punchbowl or other residential neighborhoods, apartments in Honolulu are sure to please.

Honolulu Work and Study

Honolulu is home to the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Heald College. Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, the Hawaii Tokai International College, Remington College, World Medical Institute and Agrosy University are joined by a number of other schools offering Hawaiian students a range of educational opportunities.

Honolulu functions as the main business and trading center for the state of Hawaii. Tourism, military, the defense contracting industry, manufacturing, and research and development are major contributors to the local economy. Honolulu also has a large medical sector, with top employers in the area including Queen's Medical Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, Kapiolani Medical Center and Kuakini Health System, among others. Schofield Barracks, the Bank of Hawaii, Honolulu Police Department and Aloha Airlines also employ many Honolulu residents in various jobs ranging from upper-level management to support positions.

Rentals in Honolulu, HI and Cost of Living

New residents relocate to Hawaii to experience the acclaimed lifestyle of the islands, which unfortunately drives up rent prices in Honolulu. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the average apartment here costs $1,215 a month, which is $360 more than the average on the United States mainland. Because of the state's remote location, everyday living expenses are also very pricey here. Honolulu received a cost of living index of 166.3, which is significantly more than the national average of 100.

Honolulu Attractions and Special Events

Pristine beaches and surfing aside, Honolulu is home to a number of unique attractions. The city is steeped in American history, and history buffs can tour the USS Arizona Memorial, U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, Pearl Harbor and the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Those interested in exploring Hawaii's natural beauty can take scenic hikes on the Koko Head Crater Trail, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Diamond Head State Monument, Lyon Arboretum or Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Honolulu is also the site of Hawaii's most famed architecture, and visitors can tour the Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum, Shangri La and the Queen Emma Summer Palace.

Honolulu is also home to many events that celebrate the islands' history. The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii's most highly acclaimed cultural celebration with features that promote understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between Hawaiian locals and visitors. The festival includes a parade, dance performances, a film festival, Hawaii music group performances, regional cuisine and much more. Other favorite events include the Hawaii Book & Music Festival, Made in Hawaii Festival, Garlic & Ginger Festival of Hawaii and Pan-Pacific Festival, among others.

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