Helena Valley West Central, MT Cost Of Living

Demographics | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
98
Helena Valley West Central's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average
16 out of 23
In Montana
2,890 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 Valley West Central is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Helena Valley West Central, MT?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Helena Valley West Central has an overall cost of living index of 98 which is 1.0x lower than the national index of 100.

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

The standard of living in Helena Valley West Central ranks as #2,890 most affordable out of the 6,418 places we measured in Montana. By definition, that implies Helena Valley West Central ranks as the #3,528 most expensive place in the Treasure State.

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Helena Valley West Central Cost Of Living Vs. Montana

Living Expense Helena Valley West Central Montana National Average
Overall 98 97 100
Services 94 99 100
Groceries 101 99 100
Health 101 100 100
Housing 109 100 100
Transportation 95 94 100
Utilities 87 87 100
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Helena Valley West Central Cost of Living Vs. MT

Helena Valley West Central, 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.

$257,200
Median Home Value
$1,283
Median Rent
$74,632
Median Income
Statistic Helena Valley West Central Montana United States
Median Home Value $257,200 $244,900 $229,800
Median Rent $1,283 $836 $1,096
Median Income $74,632 $56,539 $64,994
Home Value To Income 3.4x 4.3x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.21x 0.18x 0.2x

Detailed Helena Valley West Central Services Costs Vs. Montana

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

Detailed Helena Valley West Central Groceries Costs Vs. Montana

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

Detailed Helena Valley West Central Health Costs Vs. Montana

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

Detailed Helena Valley West Central Transportation Costs Vs. Montana

Item Helena Valley West Central 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 Valley West Central Utilities Costs Vs. Montana

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

Helena Valley West Central SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
6
Safety
N/A
Amenities
6
Education
8.5
Commute
9.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Helena Valley West Central

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Helena Valley West Central
Helena, MT 32,655 97 1.0x
Helena Valley Southeast, MT 8,546 94 1.0x

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