Circle 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.
IndexCircleMontanaNational
Cost of living index9098100
IndexCircleMontanaNational
Goods & Services index103101100
Groceries index108101100
Health care index108106100
Housing index6497100
Transportation index10094100
Utilities index8786100

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  • The cost of living in Circle is 8% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Circle is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Circle is 36% 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$38,333$3,194$894$1,150
Renters$35,417$2,951$826$1,063

Montana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Montana0%0%

Montana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemCircleNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $23.33$34.6832.7%
Toothpaste $3.55$2.4743.5%
Shampoo $1.16$1.0213.5%
Movie $10.75$9.878.9%
Bowling $4.25$4.393.2%

Groceries

ItemCircleNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.38$4.482.2%
Fried Chicken $1.69$1.4615.4%
Milk $2.84$2.3620.5%
Potatoes $3.18$3.063.9%
Pizza $11.00$9.2419.0%
Beer $8.16$8.635.5%

Health Care

ItemCircleNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $98.00$99.781.8%
Doctor $146.67$105.0339.6%
Dentist $77.33$88.7012.8%
Ibuprofen $9.65$9.412.5%
Lipitor $326.26$298.509.3%

Housing

ItemCircleNational avg.Difference
Home Price $114,300.00$175,700.0034.9%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,111.92$1,081.032.9%
Apartment Rent $566.00$920.0038.5%

Transportation

ItemCircleNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.00$2.094.4%
Tire Balancing $50.28$45.2911.0%

Utilities

ItemCircleNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$150.00$170.8012.2%
Phone $23.97$28.2615.2%
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.
Circle, MT61490-10%

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Ravenna, KY61479-21%
Glen Ellen, CA61417474%
Lake Arthur Estates, PA61383-17%
Circle, MT61490-10%
Source: The Circle, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.