Watch Hill cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexWatch HillRhode IslandNational
Cost of living index254121100
IndexWatch HillRhode IslandNational
Goods & Services index123123100
Groceries index111111100
Health care index117117100
Housing index569126100
Transportation index111111100
Utilities index126126100

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  • The cost of living in Watch Hill is 109% higher than the Rhode Island average.
  • The cost of living in Watch Hill is 154% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Watch Hill is 469% higher than the national average.
  • Rhode Island general sales tax is 37% higher than the national average.
  • Rhode Island state income tax is 69% higher than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$139,250$11,604$3,249$4,178
Renters$0$0$0$0

Rhode Island Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Rhode Island7%7%

Rhode Island Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Rhode Island3.75%5.99%

Goods & Services

ItemWatch HillNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.00$14.592.8%
Beauty Salon $40.00$34.6815.3%
Toothpaste $2.50$2.471.1%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $11.75$9.8719.1%
Bowling $4.75$4.398.2%

Groceries

ItemWatch HillNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.49$4.480.3%
Fried Chicken $1.59$1.468.6%
Milk $3.39$2.3643.8%
Potatoes $3.99$3.0630.3%
Pizza $8.50$9.248.0%
Beer $8.32$8.633.6%

Health Care

ItemWatch HillNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.00$99.7825.3%
Doctor $149.00$105.0341.9%
Dentist $98.00$88.7010.5%
Ibuprofen $10.25$9.418.9%
Lipitor $293.99$298.501.5%

Housing

ItemWatch HillNational avg.Difference
Home Price $1,100,000.00$175,700.00526.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,392.30$1,081.0328.8%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemWatch HillNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.33$2.0911.4%
Tire Balancing $49.00$45.298.2%

Utilities

ItemWatch HillNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$213.54$170.8025.0%
Phone $36.19$28.2628.1%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Poquonock Bridge, CT1,64911414%
Long Hill, CT4,14811515%
New London, CT27,53611616%
Oxoboxo River, CT3,23011818%
Waterford, CT2,99412020%
Watch Hill, RI179254154%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tunnel City, WI17981-19%
Pecktonville, MD17998-2%
Bethel, DE17911313%
Bald Head Island, NC17918989%
Tupelo, AR17970-30%
Watch Hill, RI179254154%
Source: The Watch Hill, RI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.