For many Montanans, the idea of leaving The Treasure State isn't something they think about, for others, well...that thought might cross your mind from time to time.

It's no secret it costs a lot of money to live here, and with housing costs continuing to rise, everyday Montanans looking to buy a home seem to be out of luck. Granted, Montana offers a whole to do and see, especially if you love the outdoors, but more and more locals are finding it hard to make ends meet.

For those of you thinking about relocating to another area, we've got options that are more affordable than living here in Big Sky Country.

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Which 5 states are a bargain compared to Montana?

First up, is Texas. They say everything is bigger in Texas, however, when it comes to housing, you get much more for your money. According to Bank Rate, the average price for a home in Texas is 342 thousand, which is about 100 thousand cheaper than the average home price in Montana. Plus, Texas has a ton of things to do and see.

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Wyoming is another bargain. For those who love living in the West and enjoy that way of life, Wyoming is a wonderful alternative. Voted one of the Top 10 most beautiful states in America, the average home price in Wyoming according to Zillow is 334 thousand dollars, which is much cheaper than in Montana. Oh, and for those who love rodeo, you've got Frontier Days every year.

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Our third state on the list is Arkansas. I know, I know, Arkansas is the butt of many jokes, however, The Natural State is a beautiful place with natural hot springs, mountains, trees, and a whole lot more. Plus, the average cost of a home in Arkansas is 299 thousand.

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Michigan is another place for those who love the outdoors. With lots of lakes and trees, Michigan was also voted one of the 10 most beautiful states in the country and with an average home price of just 286 thousand dollars, you can certainly get a lot more for your money, maybe even enough to buy a boat.

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Finally, for those who love the winter and snow, Minnesota might be the state for you.

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Not only do they have snow, they also have lots of lakes and outdoor activities. Plus, there's professional sports and you've got the Mall of America! The average home price in Minnesota is 323 thousand dollars which is more than a hundred thousand dollars cheaper than the average price in Montana.

These are the Top 8 Cheapest Towns To Live In, In Montana

Have you been contemplating moving to Montana? Maybe you already live here and the town has gotten so expensive you are having to relocate by no fault of your own. The good news, you can stay in Montana by moving to one of the cheapest towns in Montana.

PropertyClub.NYC has announced its 2023 list of the 8 cheapest Montana towns.

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