Westby 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.
IndexWestbyMontanaNational
Cost of living index85100100
IndexWestbyMontanaNational
Goods & Services index102106100
Groceries index113104100
Health care index11395100
Housing index3999100
Transportation index11391100
Utilities index8986100
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  • The cost of living in Westby is 15% lower than the Montana average.
  • The cost of living in Westby is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Westby is 61% 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$45,625$3,802$1,065$1,369
      Renters$0$0$0$0

      Montana Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Montana0%0%

      Montana Income Tax

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

      Goods & Services

      ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $20.33$17.4916.2%
      Beauty Salon $31.25$38.1718.1%
      Toothpaste $4.34$2.3287.0%
      Shampoo $1.41$1.0139.3%
      Movie $11.19$10.724.3%
      Bowling $10.00$13.8627.9%

      Groceries

      ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $2.98$3.9023.6%
      Fried Chicken $1.55$1.4011.1%
      Milk $2.65$1.9635.1%
      Potatoes $4.15$3.1830.4%
      Pizza $12.99$10.3925.0%
      Beer $8.35$9.239.5%

      Health Care

      ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $115.67$106.348.8%
      Doctor $160.00$115.2538.8%
      Dentist $96.50$98.381.9%
      Ibuprofen $10.07$9.268.7%
      Lipitor $533.27$466.4714.3%

      Housing

      ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $57,000.00$184,700.0069.1%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,280.63$1,273.320.6%
      Apartment Rent $553.00$949.0041.7%

      Transportation

      ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.69$2.593.8%
      Tire Balancing $64.65$48.9032.2%

      Utilities

      ItemWestbyNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$131.81$167.6021.4%
      Phone $185.52$163.4213.5%
      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.
      Fortuna, ND8495-5%
      Westby, MT16385-15%

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      Source: The Westby, MT cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.