KAUA’I AND HAWAI’I BY THE NUMBERS
- On an annual average basis, consumer prices in the Honolulu metropolitan area rose 3.8 percent in 2005, or 0.4 percentage points more than the national increase of 3.4 percent. United States Department of Labor Regional Commissioner Richard J. Holden noted in a press release that Honolulu’s housing prices contributed most heavily to the increase. Housing prices, which comprise over 40 percent of the total index, rose 5.6 percent for the year. Nationwide, the increase was 3.3 percent.