Cost of living in Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Summary of cost of living in Providence, Rhode Island

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,327
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,461
  • Cost of living in Providence, Rhode Island is cheaper than in 63% of cities in USA (26 out of 41)
  • Cost of living in Providence, Rhode Island is cheaper than in 59% of cities in N. America (32 out of 54)
  • Cost of living in Providence, Rhode Island is more expensive than in 75% of cities in the World (65 out of 261)
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List of prices in Providence, Rhode Island
Current as of Aug 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.26
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.89
12 eggs, large $2.83
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.50
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.94
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.69
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.36
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $16
2 liters of coca-cola $2.14
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.24
Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,063
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,510
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $245
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,507
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $1,029
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $149
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $49
40” flat screen tv $221
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $18
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $47
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $38
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $113
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,293
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.59
Monthly ticket public transport $70
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $14
Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $88
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.85
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.72
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.30
Tube of toothpaste $1.69
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $54
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $194
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $71
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.58
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.15
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $425
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.11
1 month of gym membership in business district $30
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 41 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: August 09, 2022

Providence position in our World Ranking

the world
65th
out of 261
n. america
32nd
out of 54
usa
26th
out of 41

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