Billings, MT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-08
101
Billings's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average
18 out of 23
In Montana
3,263 out of 6,412
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Billings is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Billings, MT?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Billings has an overall cost of living index of 101 which is 1.0x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Montana, Billings has a cost of living index that's 1.0x higher than Montana's index of 97.

The standard of living in Billings ranks as #3,263 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Montana. By definition, that implies Billings ranks as the #3,156 most expensive place in the Treasure State.

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Billings Cost Of Living Vs. Montana

Living Expense Billings Montana National Average
Overall 101 97 100
Services 102 99 100
Groceries 100 99 100
Health 94 100 100
Housing 101 100 100
Transportation 91 94 100
Utilities 88 87 100
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Billings Cost of Living Vs. MT

Billings, MT Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Montana, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$233,700
Median Home Value
$923
Median Rent
$60,032
Median Income
Statistic Billings Montana United States
Median Home Value $233,700 $244,900 $229,800
Median Rent $923 $836 $1,096
Median Income $60,032 $56,539 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.9x 4.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Billings Services Costs Vs. Montana

Item Billings Montana
Shampoo $0.93 $1.06
Movie $11.29 $10.68
Bowling $15.74 $14.67

Detailed Billings Groceries Costs Vs. Montana

Item Billings Montana
Ground Beef $4.85 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.4 $1.39
Milk $2.33 $2.05

Detailed Billings Health Costs Vs. Montana

Item Billings Montana
Haircut $25.25 $18.62
Beauty Salon $38.69 $39.05
Toothpaste $2.8 $2.34

Detailed Billings Transportation Costs Vs. Montana

Item Billings Montana
Potatoes $3.39 $3.29
Pizza $11.02 $10.62
Beer $8.69 $9.38
Optometrist $132.98 $108.57
Doctor $96.5 $116.17
Dentist $96.5 $99.13

Detailed Billings Utilities Costs Vs. Montana

Item Billings Montana
Gasoline $2.2 $2.22
Tire Balancing $38.47 $50.07
All Electricity $136.2 $167.67
Phone $176.16 $175.64

Billings SnackAbility

8
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
7
Safety
3
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Billings

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Billings
Lockwood, MT 8,206 96 1.0x
Laurel, MT 6,797 94 0.9x

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