According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Helena has an overall cost of living index of 97 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.
Compared to only Montana, Helena has a cost of living index that's 1.0x lower than Montana's index of 97.
The standard of living in Helena ranks as #2,747 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Montana. By definition, that implies Helena ranks as the #3,672 most expensive place in the Treasure State.
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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.