Kingston, RI Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
Kingston's Overall Cost Of Living
Higher Than The National Average
14 out of 15
In Rhode Island
5,222 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Kingston is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Kingston, RI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Kingston has an overall cost of living index of 129 which is 1.3x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Rhode Island, Kingston has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Rhode Island's index of 117.

The standard of living in Kingston ranks as #5,224 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Rhode Island. By definition, that implies Kingston ranks as the #1,195 most expensive place in the Ocean State.

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Kingston Cost Of Living Vs. Rhode Island

Living Expense Kingston Rhode Island National Average
Overall 129 117 100
Services 117 118 100
Groceries 112 108 100
Health 108 108 100
Housing 156 118 100
Transportation 107 104 100
Utilities 125 127 100
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Kingston Cost of Living Vs. RI

Kingston, 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 Kingston Rhode Island United States
Median Home Value $372,100 $276,600 $229,800
Median Rent $1,545 $1,031 $1,096
Median Income $112,344 $70,305 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.3x 3.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Kingston Services Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Kingston Rhode Island
Shampoo $0.96 $1.06
Movie $12.75 $10.68
Bowling $19.67 $14.67

Detailed Kingston Groceries Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Kingston Rhode Island
Ground Beef $3.82 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.75 $1.39
Milk $2.52 $2.05

Detailed Kingston Health Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Kingston Rhode Island
Haircut $24.44 $18.62
Beauty Salon $48.53 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.53 $2.34

Detailed Kingston Transportation Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Kingston Rhode Island
Potatoes $4.11 $3.29
Pizza $10.49 $10.62
Beer $10.32 $9.38
Optometrist $131.39 $108.57
Doctor $157.87 $116.17
Dentist $92.75 $99.13

Detailed Kingston Utilities Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Kingston Rhode Island
Gasoline $2.15 $2.22
Tire Balancing $62.0 $50.07
All Electricity $240.57 $167.67
Phone $189.01 $175.64

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Kingston

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Kingston
Newport, RI 24,697 137 1.1x
Newport East, RI 11,289 126 1.0x
Pawcatuck, CT 5,024 119 0.9x

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