Glendive 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 index9797100
Goods & Services index106101100
Groceries index107102100
Health care index115103100
Housing index7999100
Transportation index11495100
Utilities index8377100
Here we can see a simple outline of the cost of living in Glendive, MT. As you can see, with the average cost of living in Glendive, MT being 97, that puts it 1% lower than the average of Montana and 3% 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 Glendive, MT, the price of goods and services are 5% higher than the average of Montana as well as 6% higher than the nation's average.

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  • The cost of living in Glendive is 1% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Glendive is 3% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Glendive is 21% 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

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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Glendive, MT, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Glendive, MT, the median monthly income is $74,074 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,728 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $29,045, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $678 on monthly rental expenses.

Montana Sales Tax

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Montana Income Tax

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When you are determining the total cost of living in Glendive, MT you will want to make sure you consider both the Montana sales tax and the Montana income tax rates. Sales tax come in the form of taxes levied on both services and goods that are sold. The sales tax rates are different state to state and range from zero sales tax to higher than 7%. The sales tax in Montana is 0%, with the highest surtax being 0%. Tax that is on income by the government is income tax. Different states have different income tax rates and these rates can be higher or lower dependent on the corresponding tax bracket. The state income tax rates are different state to state and range from no income tax to more than 9% income tax. The income tax rates in Montana have a range from 1% to 6.9%.

Goods & Services

ItemGlendiveNational avg.Difference
Haircut $15.66$16.092.6%
Beauty Salon $28.34$37.3324.1%
Toothpaste $2.91$2.4519.0%
Shampoo $1.20$1.0019.9%
Movie $11.62$10.2813.0%
Bowling $4.25$4.9313.8%


ItemGlendiveNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.03$3.805.9%
Fried Chicken $1.46$1.404.3%
Milk $2.72$2.0135.6%
Potatoes $3.26$3.018.3%
Pizza $13.33$9.8934.9%
Beer $8.33$8.906.3%

Health Care

ItemGlendiveNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $112.00$102.169.6%
Doctor $151.11$108.3639.5%
Dentist $84.67$92.538.5%
Ibuprofen $12.65$9.2836.3%
Lipitor $493.89$425.8216.0%


ItemGlendiveNational avg.Difference
Home Price $159,300.00$184,700.0013.8%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,185.21$1,202.441.4%
Apartment Rent $591.00$949.0037.7%


ItemGlendiveNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.29$2.242.0%
Tire Balancing $64.00$46.2938.3%


ItemGlendiveNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$136.75$165.9617.6%
Phone $23.97$28.6816.4%
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.
West Glendive, MT1,9221022%
Glendive, MT5,35397-3%

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St. Paul Park, MN5,3521000%
Shaw Heights, CO5,3511000%
Mascotte, FL5,35088-12%
Weiser, ID5,35083-17%
Glendive, MT5,35397-3%
Source: The Glendive, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.