Box Elder 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.
IndexBox ElderMontanaNational
Cost of living index7898100
IndexBox ElderMontanaNational
Goods & Services index101101100
Groceries index101101100
Health care index106106100
Housing index3197100
Transportation index9494100
Utilities index8686100

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  • The cost of living in Box Elder is 20% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Box Elder is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Box Elder is 69% lower 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$22,500$1,875$525$675
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

ItemBox ElderNational avg.Difference
Haircut $13.33$14.598.7%
Beauty Salon $39.00$34.6812.5%
Toothpaste $2.83$2.4714.4%
Shampoo $1.08$1.025.7%
Movie $10.25$9.873.9%
Bowling $3.75$4.3914.6%

Groceries

ItemBox ElderNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.79$4.4815.3%
Fried Chicken $1.62$1.4610.7%
Milk $2.36$2.360.1%
Potatoes $3.49$3.0614.0%
Pizza $8.99$9.242.7%
Beer $8.86$8.632.6%

Health Care

ItemBox ElderNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $106.20$99.786.4%
Doctor $126.50$105.0320.4%
Dentist $84.33$88.704.9%
Ibuprofen $10.99$9.4116.8%
Lipitor $301.41$298.501.0%

Housing

ItemBox ElderNational avg.Difference
Home Price $54,300.00$175,700.0069.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,257.70$1,081.0316.3%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemBox ElderNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.4%
Tire Balancing $39.75$45.2912.2%

Utilities

ItemBox ElderNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.35$170.8012.0%
Phone $23.35$28.2617.4%
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.
Boneau, MT32176-24%
Sangrey, MT49377-23%
Parker School, MT65678-22%
St. Pierre, MT40278-22%
Rocky Boy West, MT99280-20%
Box Elder, MT8478-22%

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Tetherow, OR8411414%
Stockdale, OH8493-7%
Sunol, NE8476-24%
Pawleys Island, SC84231131%
Woodbury, KY8478-22%
Box Elder, MT8478-22%
Source: The Box Elder, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.