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.
- Mills (Homes For Sale)
- Lusk (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Guernsey (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Wheatland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Newcastle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Torrington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Evansville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Riverton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Glenrock (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- 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
There are basic necessities that you have to buy no matter where in the country you live. Those things include:
- Health Insurance
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.
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 is a city in and the county seat of Weston County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 3,532 at the 2010 census.
Torrington is a city in, and the county seat of, Goshen County, Wyoming United States. The population was 6,501 at the 2010 census.
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, 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 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:
For more Wyoming reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Wyoming
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Wyoming For 2018
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Wyoming
Detailed List Of The Cheapest Places In Wyoming
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