Choteau 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.
IndexChoteauMontanaNational
Cost of living index8798100
IndexChoteauMontanaNational
Goods & Services index9898100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index104104100
Housing index6097100
Transportation index101101100
Utilities index9292100

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  • The cost of living in Choteau is 12% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Choteau is 13% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Choteau is 40% 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$53,938$4,495$1,258$1,618
Renters$20,000$1,667$467$600

Montana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Montana0%0%

Montana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemChoteauNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.37$15.567.7%
Beauty Salon $37.33$36.113.4%
Toothpaste $2.72$2.4710.1%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.6%
Movie $10.25$10.131.2%
Bowling $3.83$4.7419.0%

Groceries

ItemChoteauNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.43$3.9813.9%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.411.0%
Milk $1.75$2.0615.2%
Potatoes $3.67$2.9823.1%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.65$8.791.6%

Health Care

ItemChoteauNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.77$101.0418.1%
Doctor $134.33$107.4425.0%
Dentist $82.20$90.429.1%
Ibuprofen $9.93$9.287.0%
Lipitor $455.84$426.506.9%

Housing

ItemChoteauNational avg.Difference
Home Price $111,300.00$175,700.0036.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,256.86$1,133.2310.9%
Apartment Rent $474.00$920.0048.5%

Transportation

ItemChoteauNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$1.994.7%
Tire Balancing $42.53$45.767.1%

Utilities

ItemChoteauNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.10$163.8111.2%
Phone $18.66$28.3934.3%
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.
Bynum, MT4083-17%
Fairfield, MT69085-15%
Choteau, MT1,61687-13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Gordon, NE1,61679-21%
Gallitzin, PA1,61680-20%
Tekamah, NE1,61683-17%
Perry, OH1,61599-1%
Granger, TX1,61780-20%
Choteau, MT1,61687-13%
Source: The Choteau, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.