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Our cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Helena, Montana is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means Helena, Montana is more expensive.

Overall, Helena, Montana cost of living is 103.50.

  COST OF LIVINGHelena, MontanaUnited States
  Overall  104100
  Grocery  110.1100
  Health  104100
  Housing  107100
  Utilities  94100
  Transportation  97100
  Miscellaneous  102100


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Helena- precip
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Helena, Montana only receives about 11.9 inches of precipitation per year, not... (read more)
re: Sheltered Community - 1/25/2009
If you don't like the winter, then live somewhere warmer. Society is too disconnected from nature as it is. I enjoy the fact that people value the great outdoors... (read more)
Sheltered Community
Helena is very limiting in what it offers to people who do not enjoy outdoor recreation. During the cold winters it is easy to become isolated and depressed because... (read more)
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re: Helena & Valley - 3/5/2015
I also want to add (in response to another posting) that there is plenty of wildlife to go around, including song birds! I've heard some of the best "songs" of my life... (read more)
Helena & Valley
I've noticed some really negative postings on Helena. I want to say a couple of things... Remember everything is relative. When reading comparisons, consider the... (read more)
I call it death valley
No trees unless you go half way up a mountain, no trees, no flowers, no green grass, only a few "lakes", just brown dried up tumble weeds struggling to grow out of dead... (read more)
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