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Rental Report: What Can You Get For $1,000 in Honolulu?

Not much.


This month, we take a look at what you can get for $1,000 a month in the Honolulu area, give or take. We perused the web for the good, the bad, the small, the spacious and the quirky, and here’s what we came up with.


‘Āina Haina, ​$1,025 per month



For $1,025 a month, you can be in lovely ‘Āina Haina, but your space is limited to 289 square feet. It’s private, secure and cozy, and all utilities are included. No smoking, no partying, no bad credit—from the sound of it, odds are high you’ll be living in close proximity to your landlord, so make sure you hit it off before you sign.



Kaimukī, $950 per month

There’s a one-bedroom, one-bath in a great corner of Kaimukī near KCC, if you don’t mind sharing a kitchen. For $950, you get a separate-entry apartment that’s advertised as a charming cabin. It’s fully furnished, with approximate utility expenses of $100 a month. Parking is on the street but easy to find. Landlords sound pleasant, friendly and welcoming and want a clean, responsible tenant. No pets allowed. A lack of photos makes one wonder, but it’s easy enough to drive by Winam Avenue and Duval Street.



School Street, $1,000 per month 



Want to be in something newer? For $1,000, you can get a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment on School Street near Kam Shopping Center. You get an easy commute to Downtown or the Windward Side, and 400 square feet of clean, updated apartment space. The building has security cameras and the apartment is a walk-up with a new cooktop and range. The landlord is looking for a quiet professional and would take a couple for an added $100 for utilities. Laundry is shared but free, and water and electricity are both included. No pets, no partying, no loud music allowed.



Kailua, $950 per month

Photo: Craigslist


On the Windward Side, you can get into the lovely ‘Aikahi area for $950/month. This studio is located near the back gate of MCBH along Mōkapu Boulevard, close to Kailua’s great beaches, restaurant and shops, and has a charming entrance and outdoor area. You’ll get a kitchenette with a microwave, a nicely remodeled bathroom, and high ceilings. It’s not fancy, but it has that Kailua charm, and you’ll want to spend most of your time outside anyway. All utilities are included, unless you run the AC nonstop, and then you’ll be asked to pay an additional $50 per month—reasonable enough.




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