Six Maui Towns in State’s Top 10 for Retirement Ease

June 29, 2016, 4:04 PM HST · Updated June 29, 4:08 PM
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Photo courtesy of the Maui County Office on Aging.

Photo courtesy of the Maui County Office on Aging.

According to a recent study from SmartAsset, Kahului, Wailuku, Kīhei, Makawao, Lahaina and Kula take the top six spots in the ranking of the state’s 10 tax-friendliest places for retirees in Hawai‘i.

The study from the New York-based financial technology company ranks cities on a Retirement Tax Friendliness Index, which takes into account property, income, fuel, sales and Social Security tax data.

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The following cities and town in Hawai‘i lead the state in retirement tax friendliness.

Rank
         City
Income Tax
Property Tax
Sales Tax
Fuel Tax
Social Security Taxed?
Retirement Tax Friendliness Index
1Kahului, Maui$7,082.2%$601$165No43.93
2Wailuku, Maui$7,082.2%$601$186No43.06
3Kīhei, Maui$7,082.2%$601$199No42.76
4Makawao, Maui$7,082.2%$601$200No42.70
5Lahaina, Maui$7,082.2%$601$206No42.58
6Kula, Maui$7,082.2%$601$204No42.52
7Laie, O‘ahu$7,082.3%$676$95No42.37
8Hilo, Hawai‘i Island$7,082.3%$601$181No42.31
9Līhuʻe, Kaua‘i$7,0820.2%$601$198No42.25
10Wai‘anae, O‘ahu$7,0820.2%$676$142No41.95

Find more details on the study results and methodology, and an interactive map online.

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