How much is it to register a car in Hawaii?

I just moved to Hawaii and I love it! My only problem is that it’s been hard to get around. I’d like a car, but I need to know about all the expenses before I start. How much does it typically cost to register cars in Hawaii?

Hawaii is a beautiful state and it sounds like an awesome place to live! Cars are an important tool for getting around, even on islands! If you’d like to register a car in Hawaii, it’ll likely be around $117.
That might seem a little high, but the price includes:
  • $45 state fee
  • $12 county
  • $1.75 tax for every pound a car weighs
If your car weighs over 4,000 pounds, you’ll need to pay two cents per pound. Luckily, the average car only weighs around 3,600 pounds—so that shouldn’t be a problem.
Another expense you’ll want to look at is car insurance, as you’ll need to insure any car you plan to register. You can request quotes from various companies to shop around and find the best rates and coverage.
Although Jerry doesn’t offer coverage in Hawaii, if you ever find yourself stateside and in need of insurance—consider downloading the app. A licensed broker, the Jerry app can help you find and compare quotes from over 50 top providers for free. The average user saves $879 a year!
Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 19, 2021

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