$1,403 Movers From Houston to Providence

Quick Answer: The cost to move from Houston, TX to Providence, RI averages from $1,395 to $8,183 depending on how much you're moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the move yourself.

Hiring a full-service Houston moving company will be on the more expensive side, while renting a truck or moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Here's everything you need to know about your upcoming move to Providence, RI.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Providence to Houston guide.

Moving from Houston to Providence resources

Moving 1,814 miles is no joke. Here's what you need to know.

How much does it cost to move from Houston to Providence?

Houston movers charge $75 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move Size Moving Company Moving Container Rental Truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,403 - $5,569 $1,257 - $3,197 $1,215 - $2,434
2 - 3 bedrooms $3,815 - $8,183 $2,171 - $4,400 $1,395 - $2,867
4+ bedrooms $6,595 - $12,194 $2,999 - $6,288 $1,725 - $3,544
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*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,814 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.

The cost to move from Houston to Providence will depend on:

  • Move size: The amount of items you have — as well as your home size and layout — will impact the total cost of your relocation.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Houston, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs Professional Mover: DIY moving services are usually cheaper but involve more work and stress compared to letting the pros handle your move.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Houston to Providence?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Houston to Providence will cost between $1,403 to $5,569. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $3,815 to $8,183, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Houston to Providence will cost from $6,595 to $12,194.

How much are moving container companies from Houston to Providence?

Moving containers from Houston to Providence will cost you $1,257 to $3,197 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,171 to $4,400. A larger home will cost $2,999 to $6,288.

How much is a moving truck from Houston to Providence?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $1,215 to $2,434. A larger move will cost $1,395 to $2,867, and a four-bedroom move from Houston to Providence costs from $1,725 to $3,544. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Houston to Providence moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Houston to Providence is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Houston to Providence.

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If you're just trying to ship a few items, here are our picks for the best small load moving companies.

Pros and cons of moving from Houston to Providence

Cost of living: Houston vs Providence

Houston Providence
Average rent cost $1,684 $2,050
Average home value $261,764 $367,225
Average income (per capita) $67,621 $68,235
Cost of Living (single person) $1,488 $2,299
Cost of Living (family of 4) $5,313 $5,122
Unemployment rate 4.1% 8.6%
Sales Tax 8.25% 7.0%
State Income Tax 0.0% 5.99%
  • Rent prices in Providence are 22% higher than in Houston.
  • Home prices in Providence are 40.3% higher than in Houston.
  • Income is the same in Providence and Houston.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Providence is 54.5% higher than in Houston.
  • The cost of living for a family in Providence is 3.6% lower than in Houston.
  • The unemployment rate in Providence is 109.76% higher than in Houston.
  • Sales taxes in Providence are 15.15% lower than in Houston.
  • State income taxes in Providence are 5.99% higher than in Houston.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $4,635.08 in Providence to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Houston.

How is life different in Houston compared to Providence?

Providence Houston
Population 190,934 2,301,572
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 7 5
Walkability score 76 47
Bike friendliness score 61 49
Crime Index 29.1 63.21
Safety Index 49.88 36.79
Air Quality Good Good
  • Providence's population is about 92% less than Houston.
  • Providence's public transportation has a score of 7 out of 10 versus Houston's higher score of 5.
  • Providence is more walkable than Houston with a score of 76 out of 100 vs Houston's 47 out of 100.
  • Providence is more bike-friendly than Houston with a score of 61 out of 100 vs Houston's 49.
  • Providence's crime rate is lower than Houston with a score of 29.1 compared to Houston's 63.21. This means that Providence neighborhoods are safer than 29.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Houston neighborhoods are safer than 63.21%.
  • Providence is considered to be safer than Houston with a safety index of 49.88 vs Houston's 36.79.
  • Air quality in Providence is good, and in Houston it's good.

Considerations for moving to Providence

  • Weather: June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Providence, while January and February are the least comfortable months..
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: In Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (RIPUC) is responsible for providing regulation and oversight of the moving and storage industry. The state maintains a database of licensed movers, though some information may not be current. To verify that the movers you’re considering are licensed, insured, and authorized to provide relocation services without the state, check the above link and call (401) 780-9700. Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Rhode Island moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Rhode Island does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to Providence. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. In Rhode Island, movers often provide Released Value Protection at no additional cost, offering coverage at 60 cents per pound. For enhanced protection, discuss Full Value Protection with the moving company or explore third-party insurance options. Prioritize understanding coverage limits, potential extra costs, and reading reviews before choosing an insurance plan for your move.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Houston movers

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3011 Crossview Drive, Houston , TX, 77063
(346) 248-4206

Visit our best long distance movers in Houston page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

Where to live in Providence

Now that you've decided to make the move to "Creative Capital", these are the best neighborhoods to move to in Providence.

Best neighborhoods for singles:

  • Downtown
  • Elmhurst
  • Federal Hill
  • Fox Point
  • Mount Hope

Best neighborhoods for families:

  • Blackstone
  • Wayland
  • College Hill
  • Hope
  • Mount Hope
  • Fox Point

What to do in Providence

These are some of the best things to do in your new Rhode Island home.

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • WaterFire
  • RISD Museum of Art
  • Rhode Island State Capitol
  • Federal Hill
  • Relax in Waterplace Park
  • Providence Performing Arts Center
  • Walk Benefit Street's "Mile of History"
  • Brown University
  • Stephen Hopkins House

Get your sports on!

Providence is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Providence Bruins (AHL)
  • Brown Bears (Ivy League)
  • Providence Friars (Big East)

FAQs about moving from Houston to Providence

When is the best time to move from Houston to Providence?

The best time to move from Houston to Providence is during the transitional seasons of spring or fall, considering the summer highs of 83ºF and the winter lows of 19ºF in Providence.

When is the cheapest time to move from Houston to Providence?

Because most people are moving from Houston to Providence in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the summer or winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

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