Fortine 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.
IndexFortineMontanaNational
Cost of living index95100100
IndexFortineMontanaNational
Goods & Services index98106100
Groceries index99104100
Health care index11595100
Housing index8499100
Transportation index10791100
Utilities index9986100
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  • The cost of living in Fortine is 4% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Fortine is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Fortine is 16% 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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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$39,167$3,264$914$1,175
      Renters$36,250$3,021$846$1,088

      Montana Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Montana0%0%

      Montana Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Montana1%6.9%

      Goods & Services

      ItemFortineNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.50$17.495.8%
      Beauty Salon $32.17$38.1715.7%
      Toothpaste $2.42$2.324.3%
      Shampoo $1.03$1.011.8%
      Movie $13.74$10.7228.1%
      Bowling $16.25$13.8617.2%

      Groceries

      ItemFortineNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.47$3.9011.0%
      Fried Chicken $1.41$1.401.0%
      Milk $1.57$1.9620.0%
      Potatoes $2.81$3.1811.7%
      Pizza $9.99$10.393.9%
      Beer $9.46$9.232.5%

      Health Care

      ItemFortineNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $129.67$106.3421.9%
      Doctor $150.75$115.2530.8%
      Dentist $108.00$98.389.8%
      Ibuprofen $10.16$9.269.7%
      Lipitor $485.00$466.474.0%

      Housing

      ItemFortineNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $165,000.00$184,700.0010.7%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,421.30$1,273.3211.6%
      Apartment Rent $665.00$949.0029.9%

      Transportation

      ItemFortineNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.81$2.598.3%
      Tire Balancing $52.25$48.906.9%

      Utilities

      ItemFortineNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$156.86$167.606.4%
      Phone $190.17$163.4216.4%
      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.
      Indian Springs, MT411011%
      Midvale, MT44072-28%
      Eureka, MT1,28091-9%
      Stryker, MT321055%
      Trego, MT6241088%
      Fortine, MT30695-5%

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      Sombrillo, NM30695-5%
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      Source: The Fortine, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.