These Are The 10 Most Expensive Cities 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)
  2. Cody (Photos)
  3. Powell (Photos)
  4. Basin
  5. Worland (Photos)
  6. Lovell
  7. Greybull
  8. Jackson (Photos)
  9. Star Valley Ranch
  10. Pinedale

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.

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How We Determined The Most Expensive 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:

  • 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.

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1. Sheridan

Sheridan, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,421
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 98
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
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

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,531
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 95
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86

3. Powell

Powell, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,261
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 82
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86
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


Population: 1,094
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 65
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86

5. Worland

Worland, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,426
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 65
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86

6. Lovell

Lovell, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,385
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 62
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86

7. Greybull

Greybull, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,889
Services: 101
Groceries: 101
Health Care: 106
Housing: 52
Transportation: 94
Utilities: 86

8. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,646
Services: 87
Groceries: 103
Health Care: 106
Housing: 261
Transportation: 90
Utilities: 83
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

10. Pinedale

Pinedale, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,068
Services: 87
Groceries: 103
Health Care: 106
Housing: 133
Transportation: 90
Utilities: 83

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

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Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Wyoming

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

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