Westerly, RI Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
121
Westerly's Overall Cost Of Living
1.2x
Higher Than The National Average
11 out of 16
In Rhode Island
4,865 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 Westerly is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Westerly, RI?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Westerly has an overall cost of living index of 121 which is 1.2x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Rhode Island, Westerly has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Rhode Island's index of 115.

The standard of living in Westerly ranks as #4,868 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Rhode Island. By definition, that implies Westerly ranks as the #1,539 most expensive place in the Ocean State.

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Westerly Cost Of Living Vs. Rhode Island

Living Expense Westerly Rhode Island National Average
Overall 121 115 100
Services 115 115 100
Groceries 105 105 100
Health 107 107 100
Housing 140 120 100
Transportation 110 110 100
Utilities 124 124 100
For more reading on cost of living around Rhode Island, check out:
Westerly Cost of Living Vs. RI

Westerly, 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.

$294,600
Median Home Value
$999
Median Rent
$66,909
Median Income
Statistic Westerly Rhode Island United States
Median Home Value $294,600 $261,900 $217,500
Median Rent $999 $1,004 $1,062
Median Income $66,909 $67,167 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.4x 3.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Westerly Services Costs Vs. Rhode Island

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

Detailed Westerly Groceries Costs Vs. Rhode Island

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

Detailed Westerly Health Costs Vs. Rhode Island

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

Detailed Westerly Transportation Costs Vs. Rhode Island

Item Westerly 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 Westerly Utilities Costs Vs. Rhode Island

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

Westerly SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
8.5
Amenities
8
Education
8
Commute
7

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Westerly

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Westerly
Conning Towers Nautilus Park, CT 9,785 121 1.0x
Groton, CT 9,030 112 0.9x
Pawcatuck, CT 5,305 115 1.0x

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