Heron 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.
IndexHeronMontanaNational
Cost of living index10098100
IndexHeronMontanaNational
Goods & Services index10198100
Groceries index95100100
Health care index116104100
Housing index9997100
Transportation index113101100
Utilities index9092100

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  • The cost of living in Heron is 2% higher than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Heron is equal to the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Heron is 1% 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$41,875$3,490$977$1,256
Renters$67,917$5,660$1,585$2,038

Montana Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Montana0%0%

Montana Income Tax

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

Goods & Services

ItemHeronNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.02$15.569.3%
Beauty Salon $35.70$36.111.1%
Toothpaste $2.92$2.4718.3%
Shampoo $1.03$0.966.4%
Movie $10.59$10.134.6%
Bowling $8.59$4.7481.3%

Groceries

ItemHeronNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.89$3.982.4%
Fried Chicken $1.33$1.415.5%
Milk $2.21$2.067.0%
Potatoes $1.79$2.9839.8%
Pizza $9.05$9.474.4%
Beer $10.10$8.7914.8%

Health Care

ItemHeronNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $121.00$101.0419.8%
Doctor $140.50$107.4430.8%
Dentist $99.61$90.4210.2%
Ibuprofen $11.17$9.2820.4%
Lipitor $444.66$426.504.3%

Housing

ItemHeronNational avg.Difference
Home Price $173,400.00$175,700.001.3%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,082.23$1,133.234.5%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemHeronNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.40$1.9920.2%
Tire Balancing $44.37$45.763.0%

Utilities

ItemHeronNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.37$163.8116.8%
Phone $28.32$28.390.2%
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.
Clark Fork, ID48590-10%
Noxon, MT24396-4%
Hope, ID671088%
East Hope, ID20911313%
Heron, MT2451000%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chula, MO24581-19%
Milladore, WI24583-17%
Gasconade, MO24579-21%
Keams Canyon, AZ24575-25%
Iron City, TN24573-27%
Heron, MT2451000%
Source: The Heron, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.