The cost of living index of Providence Metro Area (RI-MA) was 99 for all in 2013.

Cost of Living

Overall Cost of Living

Cost of Goods

Cost of Rents

Other Costs

The cost of living index measures the difference in the price levels of goods and services across regions. The average cost of living index in the U.S. is 100, with higher values corresponding to costlier goods and services. Data is available for U.S. states and metropolitan areas.

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Economy and Cost of Living Datasets Involving Providence Metro Area (RI-MA)

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    Registered Public Corporations Disclosures: Beginning 2007

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-05-02T16:48:05.000Z

    Data provided by Public Corporation in their Biennial Registration and Bi-monthly filings submitted to NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics.

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    1940 City Field Assessment Records

    data.providenceri.gov | Last Updated 2013-11-27T18:52:18.000Z

    Abstract: This digitized collection contains approximately 90,000 images of Residential Assessment Records (a.k.a. “field cards”) created by the Tax Assessors Department of the City of Providence, Rhode Island. These cards contain information on structural conditions of buildings (e.g., grades of condition for foundations, walls, roofs, building materials, etc.) organized by, street address, and plat & lot number within the City of Providence. The verso of these cards contains structural diagrams, land valuations, and cost computations. ----------------------------------------------------------- Finding aid: Providence City Field Assessment Records ----------------------------------------------------------- Series 1: 1940 ----------------------------------------------------------- Creator: Providence City Archives ------------------------------------------------------------ Language of materials: English ------------------------------------------------------ Repository: Providence City Archives ------------------------------------------------------- Record Group Number: RG 131.3 -------------------------------------------------------- Scope and Content: The field cards were developed as a measure to accurately grade the value of a structure for tax purposes within the City of Providence. The strength of the collection, contemporarily, concerns the sections under “Land Valuation” on the verso of the digitized documents, particularly the status for which a building was zoned for (eg., house, apartment, industrial, or commercial structure, etc.). This information helps distinguish the maximum amount of tenants a residential building can have within code. Other areas of interest include quality assessments from building materials to structural condition (eg., cost computation of values before and after deductions of existing conditions and improvements of a structure). ------------------------------------------------------------- Arrangement: The field cards are digitized and arranged in the Socrata database system accessed by address + plat/lot. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Access to the collection: There are no restrictions to access. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Use of materials: The materials are within public domain. However, researchers are kindly asked to cite the Providence City Archives if reproduced. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Preferred citation: Residential Assessment Records, RG131.3, Providence City Archives.

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    Lobbyist Disbursement of Public Monies Disclosures: Beginning 2008

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-05-02T16:42:32.000Z

    Data provided by Lobbyist in their Bi-monthly filings submitted to NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics

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    Registered Lobbyist Disclosures: Beginning 2007

    data.ny.gov | Last Updated 2016-05-02T16:46:02.000Z

    Data provided by Lobbyist in their Biennial Registration and Bi-monthly filings submitted to NYS Joint Commission on Public Ethics

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    Regional School District Cherry Sheet Receipts and Assessments (2010 to present)

    data.mass.gov | Last Updated 2016-05-09T17:02:06.000Z

    Regional School District Cherry Sheets are the official notification of estimated state aid to be paid and charges to be assessed over the upcoming year. The purpose of Regional School Distrcit Cherry Sheet Assessments is to ensure that local budgets reflect realistic estimates of the amounts that will be received and assessed upon local governments to pay for a variety of state or sub-state programs in which they participate. For more detailed information, please refer to DLS’ Cherry Sheet Manual.

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    Schedule A Part II: General Fund Revenues and Other Financing Sources

    data.mass.gov | Last Updated 2016-05-26T13:56:59.000Z

    The Annual City and Town Financial Report, Schedule A, is a year-end statement of revenues and other financing sources, expenditures and other financing uses, changes in fund balances, certain balance sheet and other information. Under state statute, the Director of Accounts is required to collect this information from all communities by October 31 each year. Part I is a report of all taxes, state aid and unrestricted local receipts, including all school related revenue, but exclusive of general and education offsets. All revenue is reported on a net basis, that is, after adjusting for refunds. Revenues are reported on a cash basis for all categories, with the exception of Real and Personal Property Taxes and Earnings on Investments.

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    Municipal Cherry Sheet Receipts (2010 to present)

    data.mass.gov | Last Updated 2016-05-09T17:02:28.000Z

    Municipal Cherry Sheet Receipts are the official notification of estimated state aid to be paid over the upcoming year. The purpose of the Municipal Cherry Sheet Receipts is to ensure that local budgets reflect realistic estimates of the amount of revenue a municipality will actually receive from the state during the upcoming year. For more detailed information, please refer to DLS’ Cherry Sheet Manual.

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    Municipal Cherry Sheet Assessments (2010 to present)

    data.mass.gov | Last Updated 2016-12-19T20:14:43.000Z

    Municipal Cherry Sheet Assessments are the official notification of estimated charges to municipalities from the regional authorities and/or the state to be assessed over the upcoming year. The purpose of Municipal Cherry Sheet Assessments is to ensure that local budgets reflect realistic estimates of the amounts that will be assessed upon local governments to pay for a variety of state or sub-state programs in which they participate. For more detailed information, please refer to DLS’ Cherry Sheet Manual.