Turtle Lake 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.
IndexTurtle LakeMontanaNational
Cost of living index9398100
IndexTurtle LakeMontanaNational
Goods & Services index95101100
Groceries index92101100
Health care index114106100
Housing indexn/a97100
Transportation index9394100
Utilities index8186100

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  • The cost of living in Turtle Lake is 5% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Turtle Lake is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Turtle Lake is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemTurtle LakeNational 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%


ItemTurtle LakeNational 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

ItemTurtle LakeNational 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%


ItemTurtle LakeNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $971.74$1,081.0310.1%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


ItemTurtle LakeNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.73$2.0917.1%
Tire Balancing $55.33$45.2922.2%


ItemTurtle LakeNational 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.
Elmo, MT17781-19%
Pablo, MT2,61681-19%
Ronan, MT1,90686-14%
Polson, MT4,58092-8%
Dayton, MT8498-2%
Turtle Lake, MT1893-7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Hat Island, WA181066%
Edge Hill, GA1894-6%
Concord, KY1868-32%
Dycusburg, KY1895-5%
Escondida, NM1895-5%
Turtle Lake, MT1893-7%
Source: The Turtle Lake, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.