Evergreen 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.
Cost of living index9497100
Goods & Services index98101100
Groceries index97102100
Health care index114103100
Housing index8599100
Transportation index11295100
Utilities index7677100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Evergreen, MT. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Evergreen, MT being 94, that puts it 4% lower than the average of Montana and 6% lower than our nation's average. This simple outline of the cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city's goods. In the case of Evergreen, MT, the price of goods and services are 3% lower than the average of Montana as well as 2% lower than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Evergreen is 4% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Evergreen is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Evergreen is 15% lower than 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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The salary calculator is meant to help you compare your salary in Evergreen, MT to your potential earning power in another city. This can help you deduce what your salary would need to be in any given city in order for you to live the same lifestyle that you do in your current city. In other words, if you plan on moving to a city where the cost of living is higher than in Evergreen, MT, you'll have to make more money in the new city in order to maintain the lifestyle you currently enjoy. To use the Evergreen, MT salary calculator, simply input the new city, then move the adjustable slider to match your current income. Once you've selected your income, the calculator will determine if that income is sufficient to support your standard of living in the new city you entered. The calculator will also supply you with a rundown of living costs in the new city.

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
A good way to judge both the affordability of the housing and the cost of living is by simply calculating the maximum that a person should spend on housing in Evergreen, MT, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The safest way to live in the city is to avoid spending more than 28 percent of the gross income that one earns on costs that pertain to housing and no more than 36 percent on all expenses and debts. Evergreen, MT has a median income of about $43,382 for people who own homes. Based on that number, a person should spend a maximum of $1,012 on expenses related to housing. Renters have a slightly different median income, which is $40,208. Based on this average, renters should spend no more than $938 on all of their rental costs if they want to maintain a non-impoverished standard of living.

Montana Sales Tax

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Montana Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Evergreen, MT, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Montana, as well as the rate for income tax in Montana. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Montana is 0%, and the sales tax in the state of Montana is 0%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Montana starts from 1% and goes up to 6.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemEvergreenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $17.81$16.0910.7%
Beauty Salon $32.40$37.3313.2%
Toothpaste $2.42$2.451.0%
Shampoo $1.07$1.006.7%
Movie $11.40$10.2810.9%
Bowling $4.82$4.932.3%


ItemEvergreenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.01$3.8020.7%
Fried Chicken $1.29$1.407.8%
Milk $1.67$2.0116.9%
Potatoes $2.14$3.0129.0%
Pizza $10.51$9.896.3%
Beer $9.12$8.902.5%

Health Care

ItemEvergreenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $122.86$102.1620.3%
Doctor $128.43$108.3618.5%
Dentist $107.35$92.5316.0%
Ibuprofen $9.84$9.286.0%
Lipitor $436.28$425.822.5%


ItemEvergreenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $146,900.00$184,700.0020.5%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,198.20$1,202.440.4%
Apartment Rent $926.00$949.002.4%


ItemEvergreenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.68$2.2419.6%
Tire Balancing $45.24$46.292.3%


ItemEvergreenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$134.14$165.9619.2%
Phone $20.11$28.6829.9%
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.

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Martin City, MT25997-3%
Hungry Horse, MT66177-23%
Forest Hill Village, MT24487-13%
Coram, MT52694-6%
Columbia Falls, MT4,96095-5%
Evergreen, MT7,54694-6%

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Evergreen, MT7,54694-6%
Source: The Evergreen, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.