Lower South Providence 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.
IndexLower South ProvidenceProvidenceRhode Island
Cost of living index102110117
IndexLower South ProvidenceProvidenceRhode Island
Goods & Services index119119119
Groceries index115115115
Health care index110110110
Housing index6895120
Transportation index102102102
Utilities index127127127

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  • The cost of living in Lower South Providence is 13% lower than the Providence average.
  • The cost of living in Lower South Providence is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Lower South Providence is 32% lower 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)
Household$29,100$2,425$679$873

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

ItemProvidenceNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.68$16.099.9%
Beauty Salon $55.55$37.3348.8%
Toothpaste $3.46$2.4541.4%
Shampoo $1.02$1.002.3%
Movie $11.42$10.2811.1%
Bowling $5.67$4.9314.9%

Groceries

ItemProvidenceNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.20$3.8010.3%
Fried Chicken $1.62$1.4016.2%
Milk $2.39$2.0119.0%
Potatoes $3.79$3.0125.9%
Pizza $9.66$9.892.3%
Beer $10.16$8.9014.1%

Health Care

ItemProvidenceNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $125.67$102.1623.0%
Doctor $146.33$108.3635.0%
Dentist $91.00$92.531.7%
Ibuprofen $9.76$9.285.2%
Lipitor $395.65$425.827.1%

Housing

ItemProvidenceNational avg.Difference
Home Price $173,800.00$184,700.005.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,565.25$1,202.4430.2%
Apartment Rent $917.00$949.003.4%

Transportation

ItemProvidenceNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.21$2.241.5%
Tire Balancing $50.00$46.298.0%

Utilities

ItemProvidenceNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$212.39$165.9628.0%
Phone $36.19$28.6826.2%
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.
Central Falls, RI19,3661077%
Woonsocket, RI41,2721077%
Harrisville, RI1,6291099%
Pawtucket, RI71,3891099%
East Providence, RI47,26011414%
Providence, RI178,85111010%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Santa Clarita, CA180,30314141%
Newport News, VA181,6061000%
Port St. Lucie, FL175,6521011%
Brownsville, TX182,11078-22%
Chattanooga, TN175,46291-9%
Providence, RI178,85111010%
Source: The Lower South Providence, Providence, RI cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.