These Are The 10 Most Expensive Cities In Wyoming


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:

  1. Jackson (Photos)
  2. Green River (Photos)
  3. Sheridan (Photos)
  4. Gillette (Photos)
  5. Wright
  6. Rock Springs (Photos)
  7. Cody (Photos)
  8. Laramie (Photos)
  9. Lander (Photos)
  10. Evanston (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Mills is the most affordable city in Wyoming.

Read on to see why these places cost so much more than average. Or check out the most affordable places in Wyoming.

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How We Determined The Most Expensive Cities 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 most expensive.

For reference, the United State averages a cost of living 100. A score below 100 means that the city has a below average cost of living while a score over 100 has a high cost of living for that category.

So we used that cost of living index in order to rank all of the 31 places in Wyoming that have more than 2,000 people.

The city with the highest cost of living index, Jackson, rank as being the most expensive.

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1. Jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,967
Services Index: 87
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 261
Healthcare Index: 106
Transportation Index: 90
Utilities Index: 83

2. Green River

Green River, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,600
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 108
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

3. Sheridan

Sheridan, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,699
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 101
Housing Index: 98
Healthcare Index: 106
Transportation Index: 94
Utilities Index: 86

4. Gillette

Gillette, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,110
Services Index: 91
Groceries Index: 97
Housing Index: 104
Healthcare Index: 101
Transportation Index: 87
Utilities Index: 100

5. Wright

Wright, Wyoming

Source: Flickr

Population: 2,373
Services Index: 91
Groceries Index: 97
Housing Index: 103
Healthcare Index: 101
Transportation Index: 87
Utilities Index: 100

6. Rock Springs

Rock Springs, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,684
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 97
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

7. Cody

Cody, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,687
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 101
Housing Index: 95
Healthcare Index: 106
Transportation Index: 94
Utilities Index: 86

8. Laramie

Laramie, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,601
Services Index: 91
Groceries Index: 97
Housing Index: 97
Healthcare Index: 101
Transportation Index: 87
Utilities Index: 100

9. Lander

Lander, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,627
Services Index: 87
Groceries Index: 103
Housing Index: 98
Healthcare Index: 106
Transportation Index: 90
Utilities Index: 83

10. Evanston

Evanston, Wyoming

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,253
Services Index: 101
Groceries Index: 95
Housing Index: 94
Healthcare Index: 91
Transportation Index: 106
Utilities Index: 94

Taking A Chunk Out Of Your Paycheck

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

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

  1. Mills
  2. Wheatland
  3. Greybull

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Detailed List Of The Most Expensive Cities In Wyoming

City Rank Population Services Groceries Healthcare Housing Transportation Utilities
Jackson 1 9,967 87 103 106 261 90 83
Green River 2 12,600 101 95 91 108 106 94
Sheridan 3 17,699 101 101 106 98 94 86
Gillette 4 31,110 91 97 101 104 87 100
Wright 5 2,373 91 97 101 103 87 100
Rock Springs 6 23,684 101 95 91 97 106 94
Cody 7 9,687 101 101 106 95 94 86
Laramie 8 31,601 91 97 101 97 87 100
Lander 9 7,627 87 103 106 98 90 83
Evanston 10 12,253 101 95 91 94 106 94
Casper 11 57,815 91 97 101 96 87 100
Buffalo 12 4,620 91 97 101 94 87 100
Afton 13 2,065 87 103 106 95 90 83
Kemmerer 14 2,672 101 95 91 90 106 94
Bar Nunn 15 2,447 91 97 101 93 87 100
Douglas 16 6,272 91 97 101 91 87 100
Cheyenne 17 61,470 91 97 101 90 87 100
Powell 18 6,365 101 101 106 82 94 86
Lyman 19 2,186 101 95 91 84 106 94
Rawlins 20 9,198 91 97 101 84 87 100
Glenrock 21 2,576 91 97 101 82 87 100
Evansville 22 2,776 91 97 101 79 87 100
Riverton 23 10,902 91 97 101 79 87 100
Worland 24 5,445 101 101 106 65 94 86
Torrington 25 6,732 91 97 101 69 87 100
Lovell 26 2,409 101 101 106 62 94 86
Newcastle 27 3,495 91 97 101 67 87 100
Thermopolis 28 2,899 87 103 106 64 90 83
Greybull 29 2,116 101 101 106 52 94 86
Wheatland 30 3,633 91 97 101 61 87 100
Mills 31 3,545 91 97 101 49 87 100

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