These Are The 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Wyoming For 2018


We used data and science to determine which places in Wyoming go easy on your wallet.

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A wise sage once said:

“She works hard for the money…”

And these places in Wyoming definitely treat her right.

You see, these are the places in Wyoming where the cost of living is the lowest; where your salary goes the furthest. And when if you have the luxury of choosing where to live in the Equality State, then the cost of living should play a role in the decision.

So we did the hard for you and crunched the numbers to find the cities that have lower food, energy, and housing costs. After the dust settled on our analysis of the 41 largest places in Wyoming, we were left with this set of the best value for your money.

Here are the 10 cheapest places to live in Wyoming for 2018:

  1. Mills (Homes For Sale)
  2. Lusk (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Guernsey (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Wheatland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Newcastle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Torrington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Evansville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Riverton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Glenrock (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Thermopolis (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So listen up Sheridan (the most expensive place in Wyoming) as we explain how we created this ranking. You could learn some things from the rest of the state.

And if you already knew these places were cheap, check out some more reading about Wyoming and the cheapest places in the country:

How We Determined The Cheapest Places To Live In The Equality State For 2018

Map Of The Cheapest Places To Live In Wyoming
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Gas
  • Health Insurance
  • Utilities
  • Transportation

You can then compare the cost of these things in each of the places in Wyoming to figure out which is the least expensive.

What you are left with is a “Cost of Living Index” that normalizes to 100 for an average place in the United States.

So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 41 places in Wyoming that have more than 5,000 people.

And just so you can better understand how the cost of living index works, 100 is the average cost of a place in the United States. A score of 90 means that the place cost 10% less than average. A score of 90 means it’s 10% less expensive.

San Francisco has a score of 243 meaning it’s almost 2.5 times as expensive as the average place in the country.

Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 3,449
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 49
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Mills: Real Estate | Data

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Lusk, WY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,772
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 58
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Lusk: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Guernsey, WY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,169
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 60
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Guernsey: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Wheatland, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,620
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 61
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Wheatland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wheatland is a town in and the county seat of Platte County in southeastern Wyoming, United States. The population was 3,627 at the 2010 census.

Newcastle, WY

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 3,516
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 67
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Newcastle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Newcastle is a city in and the county seat of Weston County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 3,532 at the 2010 census.

Torrington, WY

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,552
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 69
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Torrington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.

Evansville, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 2,651
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 79
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Evansville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Riverton, WY

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,646
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 79
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Riverton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The city’s population was 10,615 at the 2010 census, making it the largest city in the county overall.

Glenrock, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,548
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Health Care: 101
Housing: 82
Transportation: 87
Utilities: 100
More on Glenrock: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Glenrock, known as Deer Creek Station, had its beginning as a mail and stage station along the Oregon Trail. The station served as a relay and eating place and was a vital supply point for thousands of emigrants as they traveled westward. The discovery of oil in 1889 greatly contributed to the economy of central Wyoming and especially Glenrock.

Thermopolis, WY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,836
Services: 87
Groceries: 103
Health Care: 106
Housing: 64
Transportation: 90
Utilities: 83
More on Thermopolis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Thermopolis is the largest town in Hot Springs County, Wyoming, United States, and also the county seat. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,009.

“Thermopolis” is from the Greek for “Hot City”. It is home to numerous natural hot springs, in which mineral-laden waters are heated by geothermal processes. The town is named for the hot springs located there.

There You Have It Mr. Or Mrs. Wyoming Cheapskate

If you’re looking at the cost of living numbers in Wyoming, this is an accurate list of the cheapest places to call home.

Here’s a look at the most expensive cities in Wyoming according to the data:

  1. Sheridan
  2. Cody
  3. Powell

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Wyoming

Rank City CheapScore Population Services Groceries Health Care
1 Mills 15.75 3,449 91 97 101
2 Lusk 16.08 1,772 91 97 101
3 Guernsey 16.25 1,169 91 97 101
4 Wheatland 16.42 3,620 91 97 101
5 Newcastle 17.25 3,516 91 97 101
6 Torrington 17.42 6,552 91 97 101
7 Evansville 17.83 2,651 91 97 101
8 Riverton 17.83 10,646 91 97 101
9 Glenrock 18.17 2,548 91 97 101
10 Thermopolis 18.42 2,836 87 103 106
11 Saratoga 18.58 1,856 91 97 101
12 Rawlins 18.58 9,185 91 97 101
13 Moorcroft 19.08 1,525 91 97 101
14 Cheyenne 19.33 59,582 91 97 101
15 Lyman 19.5 2,093 101 95 91
16 Douglas 19.58 6,117 91 97 101
17 Bar Nunn 19.75 2,223 91 97 101
18 Mountain View 19.83 1,295 101 95 91
19 Buffalo 20.0 4,595 91 97 101
20 Kemmerer 20.25 2,657 101 95 91
21 Casper 20.58 55,729 91 97 101
22 Laramie 20.83 30,728 91 97 101
23 Evanston 20.92 12,250 101 95 91
24 Wright 21.42 2,216 91 97 101
25 Gillette 21.58 29,472 91 97 101
26 Rock Springs 21.75 23,125 101 95 91
27 Sundance 21.83 1,363 95 105 93
28 Afton 22.0 2,459 87 103 106
29 Green River 22.83 12,534 101 95 91
30 Lander 22.83 7,495 87 103 106
31 Marbleton 23.42 1,074 87 103 106
32 Pinedale 23.75 2,068 87 103 106
33 Star Valley Ranch 23.92 1,547 87 103 106
34 Greybull 24.08 1,889 101 101 106
35 Jackson 24.08 9,646 87 103 106
36 Lovell 24.75 2,385 101 101 106
37 Basin 25.17 1,094 101 101 106
38 Worland 25.17 5,426 101 101 106
39 Powell 26.33 6,261 101 101 106
40 Cody 28.5 9,531 101 101 106
41 Sheridan 29.33 17,421 101 101 106

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