Hamilton 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.
IndexHamiltonMontanaNational
Cost of living index9598100
IndexHamiltonMontanaNational
Goods & Services index9898100
Groceries index100100100
Health care index104104100
Housing index8897100
Transportation index101101100
Utilities index9292100
A general overview of the cost of living index for Hamilton, MT is displayed above. In Hamilton, MT, the overall cost of living index is 95, which is 3% lower than the Montana average and 5% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Hamilton, MT, the city's goods and services are equal to the Montana average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.

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  • The cost of living in Hamilton is 3% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Hamilton is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Hamilton is 12% 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$36,518$3,043$852$1,096
Renters$22,222$1,852$518$667
One can approximate the cost of living and the housing affordability in Hamilton, MT by the percentage of a person’s income that he or she spends on the monthly housing, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). To stay on the safe side and keep one’s head above the water, a consumer should never spend more than 28 percent of his or her gross income on housing-related expenses and costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. Homeowners in Hamilton, MT have a median income of $36,518. Therefore, the amount that a consumer should spend on housing costs should be no more than $852 per month to avoid calamity and poverty. The renters in the city have an income of about $22,222, which would make their monthly maximum allowable rental costs $518.

Montana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Montana0%0%

Montana Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Montana1%6.9%
When you are determining the total cost of living in Hamilton, MT you will want to make sure you consider both the Montana sales tax and the Montana income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Montana is 0%, with the highest surtax being 0%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Montana have a range from 1% to 6.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemHamiltonNational 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

ItemHamiltonNational 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

ItemHamiltonNational 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

ItemHamiltonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $162,300.00$175,700.007.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,256.86$1,133.2310.9%
Apartment Rent $723.00$920.0021.4%

Transportation

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

Utilities

ItemHamiltonNational 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.
Charlos Heights, MT16398-2%
Corvallis, MT92189-11%
Victor, MT90390-10%
Pinesdale, MT99991-9%
Hamilton, MT4,48695-5%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Glassport, PA4,48579-21%
Newport, NC4,48798-2%
Cobleskill, NY4,4891022%
Chesterbrook, PA4,48313333%
Selmer, TN4,48282-18%
Hamilton, MT4,48695-5%
Source: The Hamilton, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.