Helena Valley Northwest 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.
IndexHelena Valley NorthwestMontanaNational
Cost of living index10597100
IndexHelena Valley NorthwestMontanaNational
Goods & Services index101101100
Groceries index102102100
Health care index103103100
Housing index12399100
Transportation index9595100
Utilities index7777100

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  • The cost of living in Helena Valley Northwest is 7% higher than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Helena Valley Northwest is 5% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Helena Valley Northwest is 23% higher 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$80,733$6,728$1,884$2,422
Renters$66,836$5,570$1,559$2,005

Montana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Montana0%0%

Montana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemHelena Valley NorthwestNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.52$16.093.5%
Beauty Salon $37.52$37.330.5%
Toothpaste $2.57$2.455.1%
Shampoo $0.97$1.002.7%
Movie $10.53$10.282.5%
Bowling $3.92$4.9320.6%

Groceries

ItemHelena Valley NorthwestNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.88$3.802.1%
Fried Chicken $1.54$1.4010.5%
Milk $1.94$2.013.5%
Potatoes $4.28$3.0142.3%
Pizza $10.00$9.891.2%
Beer $8.68$8.902.4%

Health Care

ItemHelena Valley NorthwestNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $84.93$102.1616.9%
Doctor $133.00$108.3622.7%
Dentist $84.00$92.539.2%
Ibuprofen $9.71$9.284.7%
Lipitor $433.64$425.821.8%

Housing

ItemHelena Valley NorthwestNational avg.Difference
Home Price $230,900.00$184,700.0025.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,334.85$1,202.4411.0%
Apartment Rent $1,127.00$949.0018.8%

Transportation

ItemHelena Valley NorthwestNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.30$2.242.7%
Tire Balancing $37.26$46.2919.5%

Utilities

ItemHelena Valley NorthwestNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$139.05$165.9616.2%
Phone $20.00$28.6830.3%
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.
East Helena, MT2,28694-6%
Helena Valley Southeast, MT7,54396-4%
Helena West Side, MT1,24298-2%
Helena, MT30,10299-1%
Helena Valley West Central, MT8,7531000%
Helena Valley Northwest, MT3,9671055%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Iroquois Point, HI3,96717474%
Gamewell, NC3,96786-14%
Metzger, OR3,96711717%
De Motte, IN3,96898-2%
Dupo, IL3,96685-15%
Helena Valley Northwest, MT3,9671055%
Source: The Helena Valley Northwest, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.