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Places With The Lowest Cost Of Living In Montana 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score61
  • Lewistown, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,868
62
  • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,176
53
  • 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
63
  • 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
72
  • Miles City, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,667
68
  • 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
68
  • Laurel, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,931
64
  • Evergreen, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,546
68
  • Livingston, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,210
63
  • Lockwood, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,670
63
  • Helena Valley Southeast, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,543
70
  • Glendive, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,353
65
  • Kalispell, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,619
  • Pros: Big, gorgeous nature and wildlife and tons of lakes and rivers. Stunning mountain vistas. Good core shopping for consumers thanks to it being a tourist destination (Target/Wal-Mart/Costco). People
71
  • Belgrade, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,874
64
  • Billings, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 109,089
  • I moved here bout 3 years, since my husband is from here. the only other place i've lived is my hometown, which is pretty much a mini version of Billings in western Montana. I cannot wait to move out of
65
  • Helena, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,102
  • We just got back home to a different state and I can't tell you how good it is to be home. I've never been to Helena before and was so disappointed. The drivers are crazy and so grumpy. We ran into a
65
  • Helena Valley West Central, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,753
66
  • Sidney, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,407
63
  • Missoula, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 70,117
  • Extremely rude people. Make fun of people who are overweight & disabled & elderly. If your not born & raised here your treated like
75
  • 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,
59
  • Orchard Homes, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,655
56
  • Bigfork, MT
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,032
72
  • 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.