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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Montana 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score67
  • Lewistown, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,868
64
  • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,176
78
  • Miles City, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,667
47
  • 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]
69
  • 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]
69
  • Great Falls, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,479
  • Thirty five years ago my husband and I traded our two week Florida timeshare vacation for one that was located in Great Falls Montana. From the moment we arrived, we knew we'd never leave. Montana is a…[read more]
69
  • Laurel, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,931
71
  • Evergreen, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
77
  • Glendive, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,353
69
  • Livingston, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,210
64
  • Lockwood, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,670
64
  • Helena Valley Southeast, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,543
67
  • 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]
75
  • Belgrade, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,874
61
  • Billings, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,089
  • The crime in our area is beyond acceptable because Billings PD officers are NOT doing their jobs. Never patrol our neighborhoods, but guaranteed day or night to see a police car just cruising 24th street…[read more]
58
  • 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]
66
  • Sidney, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,407
66
  • Helena Valley West Central, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,753
63
  • 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
53
  • 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]
80
  • 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.