Transceivers on their own don't really have a range. You would need at least two, and two transmission lines, and two antennas, and an atmosphere and terrain, and interference, and (as Dave points out) then you get into the concept of link budget, which is treating the collection of components as a system.
In selecting transceivers for a system, you may be interested in their power output, and their sensitivity. This may tend to follow their cost. If there is insufficient power, you can add an RF amp, moving the cost there.
Systems with lower data rates tend to have a longer range, until you face periodic corrupting interference that makes shorter transmissions beneficial.
Transceivers may have a low and high limit on their data rate, and this is normally because of internal design choices made by the manufacturer.
I don't know of a way to relate frequency, data rate, power output, and sensitivity into an estimate for range, without also making so many other assumptions as to make the model unusable.
The CC1101 looks nice. ;-)