According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, you need to make over double the Montana minimum wage to afford to rent the average 2-bedroom home in Gallatin County.

NATIONAL LOW INCOME HOUSING COALITION

In Montana, Gallatin County is the third most expensive place to live in behind Billings and Missoula.

The minimum wage in Montana is $8.50, and in Gallatin County a person must earn $17.27/hr in order to afford to rent an average 2-bedroom house. That is over double the state minimum wage. If a person lives in Gallatin County and earns minimum wage, that person would most-likely need to work two full-time jobs at 40 hours a week.

The required wage just covers the rent and utilities.

The information in this article was provided by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.