Montana may be expensive, but there's a lot that comes with the high cost of living. Many complain that the state has turned into a place they're unfamiliar with, and hate to see it change. The truth is, everything is getting more expensive from gasoline to groceries, and change is inevitable. Here's a way to look at why the high cost of living in Montana sort of makes sense.

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I have been fortunate to do a bit of traveling so far throughout my life. I haven't seen all 50 states, but I've seen quite a few. I was born in Idaho, and I know that some will say that what I write doesn't matter, and they might even tell me to go back to where I came from. I guess that's okay if it makes them feel better. They seem pretty angry most of the time.

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So, back to what I was saying. I've seen a lot of different states, and that has helped me come to the conclusion that Montana is a truly special place. The mountains, rivers, lakes, and wildlife are unparalleled. Whenever I'm having a bad day, I look around at my surroundings and realize how blessed I am to live here. We all should be thankful. As my coworker put it, compared to most states, Montana is "Gold."

Why The High Cost of Living in Montana Isn't That Bad

Let's talk about quality. When you go to the store, the name brand is always more expensive than the generic brand. You can use almost anything as an example, but if you want a high-quality product, it's going to cost you more. Personally, that's how I justify how expensive it is to live in Montana.

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Let's face it, Montana is simply better than most other states, and in a time where the price of literally everything is on the rise, it makes sense that people should have to pay more to live in a place as high-quality as Montana. I'm not telling people to move here. I'm just pointing out how lucky we all are to call it home.

Here's something else to keep in mind, According to 24/7 Wall St., Montana has the 25th lowest cost of living, so it's still a lot cheaper than most other places. So, we can all be thankful for that.

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