These Are The 10 Most Affordable Places In Wyoming


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 18 largest places in Wyoming, we were left with this set of the best value for your money:

  1. Torrington
  2. Worland
  3. Riverton
  4. Rawlins
  5. Cheyenne
  6. Powell
  7. Douglas
  8. Evanston
  9. Casper
  10. Laramie

So listen up Ranchettes as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.

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How We Determined The Most Affordable Places To Live In The Equality State

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 18 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.

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1. Torrington

Torrington, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,552
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Healthcare: 101
Housing: 69
Transportation: 87
Utiltiies: 100

2. Worland

Worland, Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Population: 5,426
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Healthcare: 106
Housing: 65
Transportation: 94
Utiltiies: 86

3. Riverton

Riverton, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,646
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Healthcare: 101
Housing: 79
Transportation: 87
Utiltiies: 100

4. Rawlins

Rawlins, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,185
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Healthcare: 101
Housing: 84
Transportation: 87
Utiltiies: 100

5. Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 59,582
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Healthcare: 101
Housing: 90
Transportation: 87
Utiltiies: 100

6. Powell

Powell, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,261
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Healthcare: 106
Housing: 82
Transportation: 94
Utiltiies: 86

7. Douglas

Douglas, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,117
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Healthcare: 101
Housing: 91
Transportation: 87
Utiltiies: 100

8. Evanston

Evanston, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,250
Services: 101
Groceries: 95
Healthcare: 91
Housing: 94
Transportation: 106
Utiltiies: 94

9. Casper

Casper, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 55,729
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Healthcare: 101
Housing: 96
Transportation: 87
Utiltiies: 100

10. Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,728
Services: 91
Groceries: 97
Healthcare: 101
Housing: 97
Transportation: 87
Utiltiies: 100

Detailed List Of Affordable Places In Wyoming

City Rank Population Services Grociers Healthcare
Torrington 1 6,552 91 97 101
Worland 2 5,426 101 101 106
Riverton 3 10,646 91 97 101
Rawlins 4 9,185 91 97 101
Cheyenne 5 59,582 91 97 101
Powell 6 6,261 101 101 106
Douglas 7 6,117 91 97 101
Evanston 8 12,250 101 95 91
Casper 9 55,729 91 97 101
Laramie 10 30,728 91 97 101
Lander 11 7,495 87 103 106
Cody 12 9,531 101 101 106
Rock Springs 13 23,125 101 95 91
Gillette 14 29,472 91 97 101
Sheridan 15 17,421 101 101 106
Green River 16 12,534 101 95 91
Jackson 17 9,646 87 103 106
Ranchettes 18 6,263 91 97 101

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