Mountain 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.
IndexMountainNorth DakotaNational
Cost of living index7293100
IndexMountainNorth DakotaNational
Goods & Services index9699100
Groceries index101105100
Health care index114109100
Housing index1179100
Transportation index95100100
Utilities index9990100

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  • The cost of living in Mountain is 23% lower than the North Dakota average.
  • The cost of living in Mountain is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Mountain is 89% lower than the national average.
  • North Dakota general sales tax is 2% lower than the national average.
  • North Dakota state income tax is 45% 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$50,750$4,229$1,184$1,523
Renters$0$0$0$0

North Dakota Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
North Dakota5%8%

North Dakota Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
North Dakota1.22%3.22%

Goods & Services

ItemMountainNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.15$14.593.8%
Beauty Salon $27.25$34.6821.4%
Toothpaste $2.31$2.476.6%
Shampoo $1.03$1.020.8%
Movie $10.00$9.871.3%
Bowling $3.67$4.3916.4%

Groceries

ItemMountainNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.98$4.4811.1%
Fried Chicken $1.78$1.4621.6%
Milk $2.94$2.3624.8%
Potatoes $2.25$3.0626.5%
Pizza $8.00$9.2413.4%
Beer $9.14$8.635.9%

Health Care

ItemMountainNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $79.40$99.7820.4%
Doctor $152.00$105.0344.7%
Dentist $95.00$88.707.1%
Ibuprofen $8.18$9.4113.1%
Lipitor $321.67$298.507.8%

Housing

ItemMountainNational avg.Difference
Home Price $19,600.00$175,700.0088.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $980.39$1,081.039.3%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%

Transportation

ItemMountainNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.90$2.099.2%
Tire Balancing $48.96$45.298.1%

Utilities

ItemMountainNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$159.00$170.806.9%
Phone $29.95$28.266.0%
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.
Osnabrock, ND11373-27%
Canton City, ND2474-26%
Crystal, ND14078-22%
Milton, ND5279-21%
Edinburg, ND16880-20%
Mountain, ND8672-28%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Stockton, MD8697-3%
Casselman, PA8680-20%
Terlingua, TX8680-20%
Fiddletown, CA8611212%
Trego-Rohrersville Station, MD861022%
Mountain, ND8672-28%
Source: The Mountain, ND cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.