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Overall 12%
Goods & Services 6%
Housing 41%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2019 and was released from C2ER in January, 2020; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexUpper RattlesnakeMissoulaMontana
Cost of living112105100
Goods & Services106106106
Groceries104104104
Health care959595
Housing14111699
Transportation919191
Utilities868686

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Upper Rattlesnake is 13% higher than the Missoula average
  • The cost of living in Upper Rattlesnake is 12% higher than the national average
  • Upper Rattlesnake housing is 41% higher 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)
      Household$75,740$6,312$1,767$2,272

      Montana Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Montana0%0%

      Montana Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemMissoulaNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $18.42$17.495.3%
      Beauty Salon $35.04$38.178.2%
      Toothpaste $2.42$2.324.3%
      Shampoo $1.11$1.019.7%
      Movie $11.30$10.725.4%
      Bowling $14.28$13.863.0%

      Groceries

      ItemMissoulaNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.99$3.902.3%
      Fried Chicken $1.50$1.407.5%
      Milk $1.91$1.962.7%
      Potatoes $4.41$3.1838.5%
      Pizza $12.02$10.3915.6%
      Beer $8.54$9.237.5%

      Health Care

      ItemMissoulaNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $132.98$106.3425.1%
      Doctor $96.50$115.2516.3%
      Dentist $96.50$98.381.9%
      Ibuprofen $8.99$9.262.9%
      Lipitor $443.81$466.474.9%

      Housing

      ItemMissoulaNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $241,000.00$184,700.0030.5%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,677.79$1,273.3231.8%
      Apartment Rent $772.00$949.0018.7%

      Transportation

      ItemMissoulaNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.60$2.590.4%
      Tire Balancing $38.30$48.9021.7%

      Utilities

      ItemMissoulaNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.71$167.6021.4%
      Phone $173.32$163.426.1%
      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.
      Bonner-West Riverside, MT1,68287-13%
      Evaro, MT35899-1%
      Clinton, MT1,07699-1%
      East Missoula, MT2,11499-1%
      Lolo, MT3,8761011%
      Missoula, MT70,1171055%

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      Pine Hills, FL69,73386-14%
      Missoula, MT70,1171055%
      Source: The Upper Rattlesnake, Missoula, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.