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How to get affordable renters in Rhode Island

Renters insurance is an optional but important insurance coverage. It keeps your stuff safe in the event your rental property suffers damage from a common incident. Renters insurance defends items in the event of fire or smoke damage, a wind storm, vandalism or theft and a collection of other common misfortunes.

Unlike auto insurance, renters insurance isn't priced based on state laws. That said, there are surprisingly large gaps in renters pricing by state. Renters insurance prices by state may differ depending on the frequency of — and value of — renters claims lodged in the state, and depend on the value of the belongings you're insuring.

Renters insurance in Rhode Island is pricier than the national average. The typical annual renters insurance rate in Rhode Island is $310, $126 more expensive than the national average.

The best way to find an affordable renters insurance policy in Rhode Island is to view prices from as many insurance companies as possible. Get an idea of how much renters insurance costs in Rhode Island via the below breakdown. Individual rates may vary depending on coverage options and the value of the items insured.

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  1. Rates by company
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  3. Rates by coverage level
  4. Bundling discounts
  5. Frequently asked questions

Renters insurance prices in Rhode Island by company

Renters insurance prices in Rhode Island will vary depending on the insurance company you use. State Farm underwrites the most affordable renters insurance in Rhode Island — $116 annually. This compares favorably to Rhode Island's average price of $310, providing a 63% discount on average policy costs statewide.

Start searching for a renters insurance policy by viewing average rates from top Rhode Island carriers, detailed below.

Company Average Annual Rate in Rhode Island
State Farm $116
Providence Mutual $125
Amica $126
Narragansett Bay $154
Allstate $169

Rhode Island renters insurance costs by city

Not all Rhode Island cities have equal renters insurance rates. Pricing may depend on local variables such as the number of claims filed nearby, giving your ZIP code weight in deciding how much you pay.

The most affordable renters insurance in Rhode Island is found in Pascoag. A typical renters insurance term in Pascoag totals just $306 every 12 months — $4 less than the average policy in other Rhode Island cities. The below cities have the most affordable renters insurance in Rhode Island.

City Average Annual Renters Insurance Rate
Pascoag $306
Chepachet $306
Harrisville $306
Harmony $306
Woonsocket $306

Renters insurance in RI by coverage tier

Your renters insurance rates will vary depending on your coverage levels. Common renters insurance tiers are $25,000 and $50,000 property coverage. In Rhode Island, the average annual cost difference between these tiers is approximately $87. If you can afford to insure your personal property at this additional expense, purchasing more coverage might not be a bad idea.

Coverage Level Average Annual Renters Insurance Rate in Rhode Island
$25K Property $266
$50K Property $354

Tip: bundle auto and renters insurance in Rhode Island

If you're trying to save on insurance, consider purchasing both your car and renters insurance policies from one company. Bundling renters and auto insurance in Rhode Island can save you a substantial sum each month on car insurance. Bundling policies in Rhode Island leads to a yearly savings of $116.


Avg. Annual Rate (No Bundle) Avg. Annual Rate (w/ Bundle) Annual Savings ($) Annual Savings (%)
$2,110 $1,995 $116 6%

Rhode Island renters insurance FAQs


Is renters insurance required in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island landlords can require you to carry renters insurance as a part of your rental agreement. This will protect not only any accidental damage you cause to the property, but will also cover your personal possessions in the event of a loss.

What does Rhode Island renters insurance cover?

In Rhode Island, renters insurance will replace personal belongings should they be destroyed, lost, or stolen. Most policies will also provide liability coverage, medical payments to others, and will cover temporary housing costs should your home be uninhabitable.

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