Missoula, MT Cost of Living

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Missoula cost of living score
More expensive
12.8% higher
than the US average
12.8% higher
than the Montana average
Missoula, Montana gets a BestPlaces Cost of Living score of 112.8, which means the total cost of housing, food, childcare, transportation, healthcare, taxes, and other necessities is 12.8% higher than the U.S. average and 12.8% lower than the average for Montana.

Missoula, MT

Housing costs in Missoula?
A typical home costs $512,500, which is 51.6% more expensive than the national average of $338,100 and 16.0% more expensive than the average Montana home, at $441,800. Renting a two-bedroom unit in Missoula costs $1,130 per month, which is 21.0% cheaper than the national average of $1,430 and 12.4% more than the state average of $990.

Can I afford Missoula?
To live comfortably in Missoula, Montana, a minimum annual income of $98,280 for a family, and $36,800 for a single person is recommended.

What does A.I. say about Missoula?
Missoula, Montana has a cost of living index rating slightly lower than that if the nation at 95 due mostly to moderately low housing costs making up 30% - below the national average of 42%. Utility costs are also relatively low owing most likely to its cooler climate and cheaper sources of energy such as natural gas providing citizens with an affordable option while having access to similar amenities found citywide from whatever municipality they call home. Transportation (14%) and healthcare (10%) make up approximately equal percentages with grocery costs accounting for 10%, further contributing to overall moderately lower living expenses when contrasted against many other U.S cities .
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I've lived here for 10 years and my view of the city has turned as we (barely) managed to buy a home, started a family, and the blight of homelessness has escalated out  More

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I lived here for 6 years, and it never got any easier to live, I'm a Native American, these people her look down on us, I have been put in jail for sitting in a parking  More

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I have lived in Missoula on and off for the last 30 years, but consistently for the last 12. I met my wife and had my kids here. My father and my wife's entire family  More

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