Helena, MT Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2022-04-07
97
Helena's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
14 out of 23
In Montana
2,747 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 Helena is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Helena, MT?

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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Helena Cost Of Living Vs. Montana

Living Expense Helena Montana National Average
Overall 97 97 100
Services 97 99 100
Groceries 102 99 100
Health 101 100 100
Housing 102 100 100
Transportation 97 94 100
Utilities 85 87 100
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Helena Cost of Living Vs. MT

Helena, 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.

$263,300
Median Home Value
$845
Median Rent
$60,074
Median Income
Statistic Helena Montana United States
Median Home Value $263,300 $244,900 $229,800
Median Rent $845 $836 $1,096
Median Income $60,074 $56,539 $64,994
Home Value To Income 4.4x 4.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.17x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Helena Services Costs Vs. Montana

Item Helena Montana
Shampoo $0.91 $1.06
Movie $11.29 $10.68
Bowling $10.0 $14.67

Detailed Helena Groceries Costs Vs. Montana

Item Helena Montana
Ground Beef $4.39 $4.22
Fried Chicken $1.44 $1.39
Milk $2.35 $2.05

Detailed Helena Health Costs Vs. Montana

Item Helena Montana
Haircut $13.44 $18.62
Beauty Salon $31.95 $39.05
Toothpaste $1.94 $2.34

Detailed Helena Transportation Costs Vs. Montana

Item Helena Montana
Potatoes $2.18 $3.29
Pizza $11.37 $10.62
Beer $8.2 $9.38
Optometrist $135.99 $108.57
Doctor $110.01 $116.17
Dentist $94.21 $99.13

Detailed Helena Utilities Costs Vs. Montana

Item Helena Montana
Gasoline $2.22 $2.22
Tire Balancing $43.84 $50.07
All Electricity $134.18 $167.67
Phone $176.34 $175.64

Helena SnackAbility

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

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Helena

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Helena
Helena Valley Southeast, MT 8,546 94 1.0x
Helena Valley West Central, MT 8,042 98 1.0x

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