Moving from Chicago to Billings (Movers from $1,402)

Quick answer: A move from Chicago to Billings costs $994 to $7,491 and takes 2-8 days. The main factors that determine the cost and time are how much you’re moving, your move date, and whether you hire a company or do the 1,224-mile move yourself.

Hiring a long-distance moving company from Chicago will be more expensive, while renting a truck or using a moving container is usually cheaper but requires more work.

Moving the reverse route? We've got you covered with our Moving from Billings to Chicago guide.

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How much does it cost to move from Chicago to Billings?

Chicago movers charge $100 per hour on average. Here are average prices for a full-service moving company, moving container, or truck:

Move size Moving company Moving container Rental truck
Studio / 1 bedroom $1,402 - $5,756 $1,075 - $2,605 $919 - $1,753
2 - 3 bedrooms $3,326 - $7,491 $2,087 - $4,228 $994 - $2,171
4+ bedrooms $5,592 - $10,236 $2,853 - $5,387 $1,237 - $2,673
*These price ranges are a rough estimate based on 1,224 miles and historical averages. The actual size of your move, additional services required, truck parking access, market conditions, and availability can greatly affect the final cost of your move.
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Factors influencing moving costs from Chicago to Billings

The cost of Chicago movers will depend on:

  • Move size: The cost of your move will depend on the amount of items you have in your home. For example, moving a one-bedroom apartment from Chicago to Billings can be as low as $1,402 while a four-bedroom home can be as high as $8,528.
  • Time of year: Summer is peak moving season in Chicago, so moving companies will likely charge more.
  • Do-it-yourself vs professional mover: Renting a truck or using a moving container can be cheaper options, with prices for a rental truck ranging from $919 to $2,420. However, these options require more work and effort compared to hiring professional movers.

How much are professional moving companies when moving from Chicago to Billings?

Hiring movers for a studio apartment or one-bedroom home from Chicago to Billings will cost between $1,402 to $5,756. The cost to move a two- to three-bedroom home will range from $3,326 to $7,491, and a four-bedroom move or bigger move from Chicago to Billings will cost from $5,592 to $10,236.

How much are moving container companies from Chicago to Billings?

Moving containers from Chicago to Billings will cost you $1,075 to $2,605 for a studio or one-bedroom home. For a two- to three-bedroom move, moving containers can cost $2,087 to $4,228. A larger home will cost $2,853 to $5,387.

How much is a moving truck from Chicago to Billings?

Renting a moving truck is usually the cheapest option, but it requires you to do all of the driving and labor.

Moving a studio or one-bedroom apartment in a rental truck will cost around $919 to $1,753. A larger move will cost $994 to $2,171, and a four-bedroom move from Chicago to Billings costs from $1,237 to $2,673. These estimates include the anticipated fuel cost.

The best Chicago to Billings moving companies

Hiring an interstate moving company to go from Chicago to Billings is a big deal.

There are more than 8,000 moving companies in the U.S. But don't worry, you won't have to filter through all of them. We've done the research for you and narrowed the list based on customer satisfaction, cost, and services. Here are the best long-distance moving companies serving Chicago to Billings.

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Pros and cons of moving from Chicago to Billings

Cost of living: Chicago vs Billings

Chicago Billings
Average rent cost $1,595 $1,200
Average home value $306,098 $374,530
Average income (per capita) $65,601 $61,956
Cost of Living (single person) $1,001 $1,406
Cost of Living (family of 4) $3,584 $3,184
Unemployment rate 9.0% 4.1%
Sales Tax 10.25% 0.0%
State Income Tax 4.95% 6.75%
  • Rent prices in Billings are 25% lower than in Chicago.
  • Home prices in Billings are 22.4% higher than in Chicago.
  • Income in Billings is 5.6% lower than in Chicago.
  • The cost of living for a single person in Billings is 40.5% higher than in Chicago.
  • The cost of living for a family in Billings is 11.2% lower than in Chicago.
  • The unemployment rate in Billings is 54.44% lower than in Chicago.
  • Sales taxes in Billings are 100.00% lower than in Chicago.
  • State income taxes in Billings are 36.36% higher than in Chicago.

To put this into perspective, you would need around $4,213.79 in Billings to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with $3,000.00 in Chicago.

How is life different in Chicago compared to Billings?

Billings Chicago
Population 184,167 2,746,388
AllTransit Transportation Performance Score 3 9
Walkability score 35 77
Bike friendliness score 47 72
Crime Index 3.0 35.19
Safety Index 53.56 33.87
Air Quality Good Good
  • Billings's population is about 93% less than Chicago.
  • Billings's public transportation has a score of 3 out of 10 versus Chicago's lower score of 9.
  • Billings is less walkable than Chicago with a score of 35 out of 100 vs Chicago's 77 out of 100.
  • Billings is less bike-friendly than Chicago with a score of 47 out of 100 vs Chicago's 72.
  • Billings's crime rate is lower than Chicago with a score of 3.0 compared to Chicago's 35.19. This means that Billings neighborhoods are safer than 3.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods, and Chicago neighborhoods are safer than 35.19%.
  • Billings is considered to be safer than Chicago with a safety index of 53.56 vs Chicago's 33.87.
  • Air quality in Billings is good, and in Chicago it's good.

Considerations for moving to Billings

  • Weather: June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Billings, while December and January are the least comfortable months..
  • HOA rules: Check ahead with any neighborhood or community rules on moving to ensure a smooth move.
  • Elevator reservation: If your building has an elevator you'll want to check on how to reserve it for move day.
  • Truck parking permits: Some cities require parking permits for large vehicles and moving trucks. Find out if you need any parking permits ahead of time.
  • State licensing: In Montana, local and intrastate movers need to have a valid Public Service Commission (PSC) number issued by the Montana Department of Transportation (MDOT). Make sure the moving company you use has a license before hiring.
  • State regulator: You can verify a Montana moving license and its status through the state's public utilities commission.
  • Moving permits: Montana does not require any moving permits, but it is helpful to check local parking restrictions before moving into the state.
  • Change of address: We recommend submitting your change of address form with USPS at least a week prior to your move. You can set an official move date on the form and this way all of your mail will get properly forwarded to Billings. Get started here.
  • Moving company insurance: Every state requires moving companies to carry different levels of insurance. Opt for Released Value Protection, a no-cost option from movers with basic coverage. Movers assume liability for up to 60 cents per pound per item. For instance, if your mover lost or damaged a valuable painting weighing 20 pounds, you would only receive $12 (60 cents x 20 pounds). To ensure comprehensive coverage for the full value of your items, discuss alternative options with your chosen moving company or consider a third-party insurance provider.
  • Moving checklist: Our moving checklist will help you have the peace of mind that you've got everything covered.

Local Chicago movers

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5359 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, 60625
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4250 N Marine Dr Aparment #1136, Chicago, IL, 60613
(773) 236-8797

Visit our best long distance movers in Chicago page to see a complete list of moving companies, including hourly rates, services, and reviews.

What to do in Billings

These are some of the best things to do in your new Montana home.

  • Moss Mansion
  • Yellowstone Art Museum
  • Pictograph Cave State Park
  • Pioneer Park
  • Dehler Park
  • Western Heritage Center
  • Pryor Mountains

Get your sports on!

Billings is a great sports town, these are the local teams to support:
  • Montana State Billings Yellowjackets (GNAC)

FAQ

When is the best time to move from Chicago to Billings?

The best time to move from Chicago to Billings is during the spring or fall. These seasons offer milder weather and avoid higher moving costs during the peak moving season in Chicago.

When is the cheapest time to move from Chicago to Billings?

Because most people are moving from Chicago to Billings in the spring or fall, you can often catch discounts by moving in the winter. Read our guide on moving discounts to learn more.

How long does a move from Chicago to Billings take?

The 1,224-mile move from Chicago, IL, to Billings, MT, takes 2-8 days. Some Chicago movers may offer expedited moving if you need it faster. If you need more time, ask your mover about storage options in Billings.

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