Columbia Falls, MT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
97
Columbia Falls's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
9 out of 22
In Montana
2,808 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Columbia Falls is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Columbia Falls, MT?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Columbia Falls has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Montana, Columbia Falls has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Montana's index of 100.

The standard of living in Columbia Falls ranks as #2,809 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Montana. By definition, that implies Columbia Falls ranks as the #3,597 most expensive place in the Treasure State.

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Columbia Falls Cost Of Living Vs. Montana

Living Expense Columbia Falls Montana National Average
Overall 97 100 100
Services 98 106 100
Groceries 99 104 100
Health 115 95 100
Housing 90 99 100
Transportation 107 91 100
Utilities 99 86 100
For more reading on cost of living around Montana, check out:
Columbia Falls Cost of Living Vs. MT

Columbia Falls, 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.

$195,700
Median Home Value
$705
Median Rent
$46,821
Median Income
Statistic Columbia Falls Montana United States
Median Home Value $195,700 $230,600 $217,500
Median Rent $705 $810 $1,062
Median Income $46,821 $54,970 $62,843
Home Value To Income 4.2x 4.2x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.18x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Columbia Falls Services Costs Vs. Montana

Item Columbia Falls Montana
Shampoo $1.03 $1.01
Movie $13.74 $10.72
Bowling $16.25 $13.86

Detailed Columbia Falls Groceries Costs Vs. Montana

Item Columbia Falls Montana
Ground Beef $3.47 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.41 $1.4
Milk $1.57 $1.96

Detailed Columbia Falls Health Costs Vs. Montana

Item Columbia Falls Montana
Haircut $18.5 $17.49
Beauty Salon $32.17 $38.17
Toothpaste $2.42 $2.32

Detailed Columbia Falls Transportation Costs Vs. Montana

Item Columbia Falls Montana
Potatoes $2.81 $3.18
Pizza $9.99 $10.39
Beer $9.46 $9.23
Optometrist $129.67 $106.34
Doctor $150.75 $115.25
Dentist $108.0 $98.38

Detailed Columbia Falls Utilities Costs Vs. Montana

Item Columbia Falls Montana
Gasoline $2.81 $2.59
Tire Balancing $52.25 $48.9
All Electricity $156.86 $167.6
Phone $190.17 $163.42

Columbia Falls SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
4
Safety
8
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Columbia Falls

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Columbia Falls
Kalispell, MT 23,241 100 1.0x
Forest Hill, TX 12,994 88 0.9x
Evergreen, MT 8,002 96 1.0x
Whitefish, MT 7,714 115 1.2x

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