Babb cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBabbMontanaNational
Cost of living index13898100
IndexBabbMontanaNational
Goods & Services index95101100
Groceries index92101100
Health care index114106100
Housing index24397100
Transportation index9394100
Utilities index8186100

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  • The cost of living in Babb is 41% higher than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Babb is 38% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Babb is 143% higher than the national average.
  • Montana general sales tax is 100% lower than the national average.
  • Montana state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$3,625$302$85$109
Renters$0$0$0$0

Montana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Montana0%0%

Montana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Montana1%6.9%

Goods & Services

ItemBabbNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.60$14.590.0%
Beauty Salon $35.00$34.680.9%
Toothpaste $2.96$2.4719.7%
Shampoo $1.25$1.0222.3%
Movie $10.50$9.876.4%
Bowling $4.64$4.395.7%

Groceries

ItemBabbNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.08$4.488.9%
Fried Chicken $1.40$1.464.4%
Milk $2.02$2.3614.3%
Potatoes $1.62$3.0647.1%
Pizza $9.37$9.241.4%
Beer $9.44$8.639.3%

Health Care

ItemBabbNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.74$99.7823.0%
Doctor $136.86$105.0330.3%
Dentist $96.20$88.708.5%
Ibuprofen $10.00$9.416.2%
Lipitor $311.32$298.504.3%

Housing

ItemBabbNational avg.Difference
Home Price $426,200.00$175,700.00142.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $971.74$1,081.0310.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBabbNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.73$2.0917.1%
Tire Balancing $55.33$45.2922.2%

Utilities

ItemBabbNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$141.93$170.8016.9%
Phone $22.01$28.2622.1%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Babb, MT11313838%

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Babb, MT11313838%
Source: The Babb, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.