These Are The 10 Most Expensive Places To Live In Wyoming For 2018


We used science and data to determine which cities in Wyoming that will put a big dent in your wallet.

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Everyone wants a home that mixes affordability with comfort and Wyoming does this very well. Families love the Equality State’s beaches, midlands, and mountains as tourists before moving here and calling it home.

But before you decide to relocate, you have to do some research into the exact cost of living around the state — and that’s how we’re going to help you.

These are the places in Wyoming that cost a pretty penny — the most expensive cities in the state.

After we saved up for months and could finally afford it, we landed on this list of the ten most expensive cities in Wyoming for 2018:

  1. Sheridan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Cody (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Powell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Basin (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Worland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Lovell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Greybull (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Jackson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Star Valley Ranch (Homes For Sale)
  10. Pinedale (Photos | Homes For Sale)

So hopefully Mills (the cheapest place to live in Wyoming) can show these guys how to live on a budget in the coming years. Read on for how these places had costs rise faster than inflation.

And if you already knew these places were expensive, check out the best places to live in Wyoming or the cheapest.

1. Sheridan

Sheridan, Wyoming

Population: 17,421
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 98
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
More on Sheridan: Homes For Sale | Data
Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The 2010 census put the population at 17,444 and a Micropolitan Statistical Area of 29,116. It is the county seat of Sheridan County.

2. Cody

Cody, Wyoming

Population: 9,531
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 95
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
More on Cody: Homes For Sale | Data

3. Powell

Powell, Wyoming

Population: 6,261
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 82
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
More on Powell: Homes For Sale | Data
Powell is a city in Park County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 6,314 at the 2010 census. Powell is an All-America City and home to Northwest College.

4. Basin

Basin, Wyoming

Population: 1,094
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 65
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
More on Basin: Homes For Sale | Data

5. Worland

Worland, Wyoming

Population: 5,426
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 65
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
More on Worland: Homes For Sale | Data

6. Lovell

Lovell, Wyoming

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Population: 2,385
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 62
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
More on Lovell: Homes For Sale | Data

7. Greybull

Greybull, Wyoming

Population: 1,889
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 52
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
More on Greybull: Homes For Sale | Data

8. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Public domain

Population: 9,646
Services: 87
Groceries: 103
Health Care: 106
Housing: 261
Transportation: 90
Utilities: 83
More on Jackson: Homes For Sale | Data
Jackson is a town in the Jackson Hole valley of Teton County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 9,577 at the 2010 census, up from 8,647 in 2000. It is the county seat of Teton County and is its largest town.

9. Star Valley Ranch


Population: 1,547
Services: 87
Groceries: 103
Health Care: 106
Housing: 143
Transportation: 90
Utilities: 83
More on Star Valley Ranch: Homes For Sale | Data

10. Pinedale

Pinedale, Wyoming

Population: 2,068
Services: 87
Groceries: 103
Health Care: 106
Housing: 133
Transportation: 90
Utilities: 83
More on Pinedale: Homes For Sale | Data

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

Cheapest And Most Expensive Places To Live In Wyoming Map
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 most 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.

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

Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck

Well there you have it, the places in Wyoming that have the highest cost of living, with Sheridan ranking as the most expensive city in the Equality State.

If you’re curious, here are the least expensive cities in Wyoming:

  1. Mills
  2. Lusk
  3. Guernsey

For more Wyoming reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Wyoming

Rank City Population Services Groceries Health Care
1 Sheridan 17,421 101 101 106
2 Cody 9,531 101 101 106
3 Powell 6,261 101 101 106
4 Basin 1,094 101 101 106
5 Worland 5,426 101 101 106
6 Lovell 2,385 101 101 106
7 Greybull 1,889 101 101 106
8 Jackson 9,646 87 103 106
9 Star Valley Ranch 1,547 87 103 106
10 Pinedale 2,068 87 103 106
11 Marbleton 1,074 87 103 106
12 Green River 12,534 101 95 91
13 Lander 7,495 87 103 106
14 Afton 2,459 87 103 106
15 Sundance 1,363 95 105 93
16 Rock Springs 23,125 101 95 91
17 Gillette 29,472 91 97 101
18 Wright 2,216 91 97 101
19 Evanston 12,250 101 95 91
20 Laramie 30,728 91 97 101
21 Casper 55,729 91 97 101
22 Kemmerer 2,657 101 95 91
23 Buffalo 4,595 91 97 101
24 Mountain View 1,295 101 95 91
25 Bar Nunn 2,223 91 97 101
26 Douglas 6,117 91 97 101
27 Lyman 2,093 101 95 91
28 Cheyenne 59,582 91 97 101
29 Moorcroft 1,525 91 97 101
30 Saratoga 1,856 91 97 101
31 Rawlins 9,185 91 97 101
32 Thermopolis 2,836 87 103 106
33 Glenrock 2,548 91 97 101
34 Evansville 2,651 91 97 101
35 Riverton 10,646 91 97 101
36 Torrington 6,552 91 97 101
37 Newcastle 3,516 91 97 101
38 Wheatland 3,620 91 97 101
39 Guernsey 1,169 91 97 101
40 Lusk 1,772 91 97 101
41 Mills 3,449 91 97 101

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