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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Montana 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score66
  • Lewistown, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,868
64
  • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,176
75
  • Miles City, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,667
49
  • Butte-Silver Bow, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,708
  • i was born and raised in Butte and couldn't wait to get out. Butte is pretty much the red headed step child of montana. it has a very rugged reputation and nown for being an "old minning town". being a…[read more]
66
  • Havre, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,815
  • This review is coming from a young college age student, so I will attempt to make it as fair and honest as I possibly can. I am currently a resident of Havre, Montana (I have been for the last twenty-one…[read more]
62
  • Great Falls, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,479
  • First of all even to Montana residents Great falls is the butt of the jokes. Sexual predators are more rampant per captia than most large cities. Yes, 3x the national average. In addition to that it is…[read more]
54
  • Laurel, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,931
59
  • Evergreen, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
  • I'm writing this because someone on this Website gave Evergreen an A+ rating and I feel some perspective is needed. Evergreen is a suburb of Kalispell. It is predominately trailer parks and old…[read more]
75
  • Livingston, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,210
79
  • Glendive, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,353
64
  • Lockwood, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,670
64
  • Helena Valley Southeast, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,543
66
  • Kalispell, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,619
  • The scenery is outstanding, breathtaking. The weather is abysmal, really challenging 5 to 6 months out of the year, most years. There is an inversion, gray, overcast for days at a time and the…[read more]
76
  • Belgrade, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,874
61
  • Billings, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,089
  • Billings has lots to do and lots of places to shop. The sight seeing isn't very good and the crime rate is fairly high. Decent place to…[read more]
60
  • Helena, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,102
  • I lived here for three torturous years. The people, oddly enough, are very elitist and snooty...I don't know why because it's basically a lousy place to live. Extremely hostile to 'outsiders', especially…[read more]
69
  • Sidney, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,407
66
  • Helena Valley West Central, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,753
65
  • Missoula, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,117
  • living in a town I call whitelandia. I have witnessed racism, misogyny, coverups, racism, seen violence against minorities, i have been called a nig*er lover, A city with a chamber of commerce, media,…[read more]
84
  • Bozeman, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,761
  • The main reason I live in Bozeman, MT and love it is the scenery. That is also why hundreds and hundreds of people visit each year. The city is nestled in a valley surrounded by several mountain ranges,…[read more]
59
  • Orchard Homes, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,655
54
  • Bigfork, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,032
  • Bigfork is not a place of community, family, nor hospitality and I've lived here for 3 years so I'm not sure how 'nice' it once was, but it's not nice now. The locals excuse for callus disregard of…[read more]
81
  • Whitefish, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,859

Finding an affordable place to live in Montana is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in Montana that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in Montana. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of Montana.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in Montana with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in Montana, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in Montana, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.