Shell 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 index9897100
Goods & Services index9890100
Groceries index10099100
Health care index10499100
Housing indexn/a101100
Transportation index101101100
Utilities index9299100

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  • The cost of living in Shell is 1% higher than the Wyoming average.
  • The cost of living in Shell is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Shell is equal to 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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Goods & Services

ItemShellNational 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%


ItemShellNational 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

ItemShellNational 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%


ItemShellNational avg.Difference
Home Price $0.00$175,700.00100.0%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,256.86$1,133.2310.9%
Apartment Rent $0.00$920.00100.0%


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


ItemShellNational 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.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Greybull, WY2,11686-14%
Basin, WY1,24391-9%
Shell, WY5898-2%

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City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Chignik Lake, AK5812020%
Ragan, NE5874-26%
McNab, AR5873-27%
Vona, CO5877-23%
Shageluk, AK581033%
Shell, WY5898-2%
Source: The Shell, WY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2016.