Cranston, RI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Cranston's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
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 #4360 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Rhode Island. By definition, that implies Cranston ranks as the #2046 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, 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.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Cranston Rhode Island United States
Median Home Value $228,300 $249,800 $204,900
Median Rent $1,021 $981 $1,023
Median Income $66,283 $63,296 $60,293
Home Value To Income 3.4x 3.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.19x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Cranston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Cranston
Providence, RI 179,435 108 1.0x
Warwick, RI 81,079 112 1.0x
Pawtucket, RI 71,756 107 0.9x
East Providence, RI 47,449 111 1.0x
Woonsocket, RI 41,539 105 0.9x
Central Falls, RI 19,382 104 0.9x
Somerset, MA 18,207 119 1.1x
Valley Falls, RI 11,828 112 1.0x
Greenville, RI 8,387 121 1.1x

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