Columbia Falls 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.
IndexColumbia FallsMontanaNational
Cost of living index9497100
IndexColumbia FallsMontanaNational
Goods & Services index95101100
Groceries index92101100
Health care index114106100
Housing index9693100
Transportation index9394100
Utilities index8186100

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  • The cost of living in Columbia Falls is 2% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Columbia Falls is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Columbia Falls is 4% 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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Montana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Montana0%0%

Montana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemColumbia FallsNational 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

ItemColumbia FallsNational 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

ItemColumbia FallsNational 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

ItemColumbia FallsNational avg.Difference
Home Price $180,200.00$181,400.000.7%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $971.74$1,081.0310.1%
Apartment Rent $797.00$889.0010.3%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemColumbia FallsNational 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.
Hungry Horse, MT1,19879-21%
West Glacier, MT37291-9%
Evergreen, MT6,69691-9%
Coram, MT45993-7%
Kalispell, MT20,01695-5%
Columbia Falls, MT4,69094-6%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Sheridan, AR4,69190-10%
Los Chaves, NM4,68893-7%
Okauchee Lake, WI4,69212323%
Danville, PA4,68789-11%
Midway, NC4,69489-11%
Columbia Falls, MT4,69094-6%
Source: The Columbia Falls, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.