Cost of living in Providence, Rhode Island, United States

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $15
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.58
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $0.92
12 eggs, large $4.44
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $4.89
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $7
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.45
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.87
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.57
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $14
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.07
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $2.04
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,551
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,253
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $205
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $1,100
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $764
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $210
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $54
40” flat screen TV $349
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $102
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $46
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $50
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $88
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $97
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $21,716
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $0.66
Monthly ticket public transport $68
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $15
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) $6
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $7
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $97
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.18
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.19
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.63
Tube of toothpaste $1.75
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $17
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $43
2 tickets to the movies $24
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $179
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $81
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $11
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.42
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $5.38
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $425
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.47
1 month of gym membership in business district $40
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes $10
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 238 prices entered by 32 different people.
Latest price update: September 21, 2018.

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