Cranston, RI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
113
Cranston's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
8 out of 16
In Rhode Island
4,358 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Cranston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Cranston, RI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Cranston has an overall cost of living index of 113 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Rhode Island, Cranston has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Rhode Island's index of 115.

The standard of living in Cranston ranks as #4,360 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Rhode Island. By definition, that implies Cranston ranks as the #2,046 most expensive place in the Ocean State.

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Cranston Cost Of Living Vs. Rhode Island

Living Expense Cranston Rhode Island National Average
Overall 113 115 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 105 105 100
Health 107 107 100
Housing 112 120 100
Transportation 110 110 100
Utilities 124 124 100
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Cranston Cost of Living Vs. RI

Cranston, RI Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Rhode Island, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$243,500
Median Home Value
$1,070
Median Rent
$72,017
Median Income
Statistic Cranston Rhode Island United States
Median Home Value $243,500 $261,900 $217,500
Median Rent $1,070 $1,004 $1,062
Median Income $72,017 $67,167 $62,843
Home Value To Income 3.4x 3.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Cranston Services Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Cranston Rhode Island
Shampoo $0.99 $1.01
Movie $12.75 $10.72
Bowling $18.0 $13.86

Detailed Cranston Groceries Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Cranston Rhode Island
Ground Beef $3.77 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.64 $1.4
Milk $2.64 $1.96

Detailed Cranston Health Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Cranston Rhode Island
Haircut $20.0 $17.49
Beauty Salon $56.67 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.55 $2.32

Detailed Cranston Transportation Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Cranston Rhode Island
Potatoes $3.49 $3.18
Pizza $10.49 $10.39
Beer $10.32 $9.23
Optometrist $131.39 $106.34
Doctor $157.87 $115.25
Dentist $92.75 $98.38

Detailed Cranston Utilities Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Cranston Rhode Island
Gasoline $2.65 $2.59
Tire Balancing $62.0 $48.9
All Electricity $235.76 $167.6
Phone $186.18 $163.42

Cranston SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
8
Amenities
9
Education
8
Commute
8

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Cranston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Cranston
Providence, RI 179,494 108 1.0x
Warwick, RI 80,993 112 1.0x
Pawtucket, RI 71,844 107 0.9x
East Providence, RI 47,483 111 1.0x
Woonsocket, RI 41,603 105 0.9x
Central Falls, RI 19,429 104 0.9x
Somerset, MA 18,165 119 1.1x
Valley Falls, RI 11,882 112 1.0x
Greenville, RI 8,695 121 1.1x

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