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.
|Living Expense||Cranston||Rhode Island||National Average|
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.
|City||Population||Cost Of Living||Vs. Cranston|
|East Providence, RI||47,483||111||1.0x|
|Central Falls, RI||19,429||104||0.9x|
|Valley Falls, RI||11,882||112||1.0x|