Powell cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
Cost of living index9497100
Goods & Services index9890100
Groceries index10099100
Health care index10499100
Housing index84101100
Transportation index101101100
Utilities index9299100
An overview of the general cost of living index for Powell, WY is displayed above for your reference. Residents in Powell, WY enjoy a cost of living index of 94. This index is 3% lower than the Wyoming average, and 6% lower than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Powell, WY, the average cost of goods and services is 9% higher than it is in Wyoming, and it is 3% lower than the national average.

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  • The cost of living in Powell is 3% lower than the Wyoming average.
  • The cost of living in Powell is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Powell is 16% lower than the national average.
  • Wyoming general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Wyoming state income tax is 100% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

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If you want to find a good determining factor for the cost of living and the general affordability of housing in Powell, WY, all you must look at is the percentage of monthly income that should be spent on housing expenses, otherwise known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). Generally speaking, no more than 28 percent of your total gross income should be spent on your housing expenses and not more than 36 percent of your gross income on total expenses, including debts. In Powell, WY, the median monthly income is $50,613 for those who own their own homes. Under the standard rule, that income level would allow for $1,181 to be budgeted for housing expenses each month, at the most. Renters, on the other hand, earn about $43,083, per the median income in the area. That would allow for renters to spend up to $1,005 on monthly rental expenses.

Wyoming Sales Tax

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Wyoming Income Tax

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When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Powell, WY, it's important to take into account the sales tax for Wyoming, as well as the rate for income tax in Wyoming. Goods and services sold to consumers in any state have some form of sales tax. Each state has its own tax code, which means that sales tax rates vary from state to state, ranging from over 7% in some states to as low as 0% in others. The maximum surtax for Wyoming is 6%, and the sales tax in the state of Wyoming is 4%. Alternatively, the tax imposed on your income by the state government is known as income tax. The rate for this tax also varies from state to state, and your rate is affected by your tax bracket, which is determined by your level of income. Income tax rates might be as high as 9%, down to as low as 0%. The range for income tax rates in Wyoming starts from 0% and goes up to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemPowellNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.37$15.567.7%
Beauty Salon $37.33$36.113.4%
Toothpaste $2.72$2.4710.1%
Shampoo $0.95$0.961.6%
Movie $10.25$10.131.2%
Bowling $3.83$4.7419.0%


ItemPowellNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.43$3.9813.9%
Fried Chicken $1.39$1.411.0%
Milk $1.75$2.0615.2%
Potatoes $3.67$2.9823.1%
Pizza $8.99$9.475.1%
Beer $8.65$8.791.6%

Health Care

ItemPowellNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $82.77$101.0418.1%
Doctor $134.33$107.4425.0%
Dentist $82.20$90.429.1%
Ibuprofen $9.93$9.287.0%
Lipitor $455.84$426.506.9%


ItemPowellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $151,100.00$175,700.0014.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,256.86$1,133.2310.9%
Apartment Rent $739.00$920.0019.7%


ItemPowellNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.09$1.994.7%
Tire Balancing $42.53$45.767.1%


ItemPowellNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$182.10$163.8111.2%
Phone $18.66$28.3934.3%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Garland, WY14198-2%
Frannie, WY15379-21%
Deaver, WY17483-17%
Byron, WY69184-16%
Cowley, WY78990-10%
Powell, WY6,36594-6%

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Powell, WY6,36594-6%
Source: The Powell, WY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.