Torrington 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.
IndexTorringtonWyomingNational
Cost of living index8996100
IndexTorringtonWyomingNational
Goods & Services index9191100
Groceries index9797100
Health care index101101100
Housing index77101100
Transportation index8787100
Utilities index100100100
Displayed above is a general overview of the Torrington, WY cost of living index. The overall cost of living index in Torrington, WY is 89, which is 7% lower than the Wyoming average and 11% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Torrington, WY are equal to the Wyoming average and 9% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The cost of living in Torrington is 7% lower than the Wyoming average.
  • The cost of living in Torrington is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Torrington is 23% 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

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$50,714$4,226$1,183$1,522
Renters$35,833$2,986$836$1,075
The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Torrington, WY as well as the overall cost of living. As a general rule of thumb, the debt-to-income ratio (DTI) for homeowners or renters should be not more than 28 percent of gross income to be spent on housing related costs and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses, including debts. The median income for Torrington, WY homeowners, is $50,714. This would allow for a maximum of $1,183 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $35,833 which would result in a maximum of $836 to be spent on rental costs.

Wyoming Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Wyoming4%6%

Wyoming Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Wyoming0%0%
One thing to keep in mind when considering the cost of living in Torrington, WY is the Wyoming sales tax and Wyoming income tax rates. Sales taxes are taxes that are collected on most goods or services sold. Sales taxes can vary by state and can be as high as 7% and as low as 0% as not every state imposes a sales tax. The Wyoming sales tax rate is 4% and the maximum surtax that can be charged is 6%. Income tax is the tax imposed on income by both the federal and state government. The income tax rates varies by individual state and will also be higher or lower depending on the applicable tax bracket. The rates of state income tax can vary from 0% to more than 9%. The Wyoming income tax rates range from 0% to 0%.

Goods & Services

ItemTorringtonNational avg.Difference
Haircut $14.00$14.594.1%
Beauty Salon $31.00$34.6810.6%
Toothpaste $3.39$2.4737.1%
Shampoo $0.91$1.0211.0%
Movie $8.50$9.8713.9%
Bowling $3.00$4.3931.7%

Groceries

ItemTorringtonNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $4.85$4.488.3%
Fried Chicken $1.09$1.4625.5%
Milk $2.45$2.364.0%
Potatoes $2.15$3.0629.8%
Pizza $10.00$9.248.2%
Beer $8.92$8.633.3%

Health Care

ItemTorringtonNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $134.33$99.7834.6%
Doctor $97.50$105.037.2%
Dentist $89.00$88.700.3%
Ibuprofen $9.27$9.411.5%
Lipitor $310.78$298.504.1%

Housing

ItemTorringtonNational avg.Difference
Home Price $136,800.00$175,700.0022.1%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $962.56$1,081.0311.0%
Apartment Rent $703.00$920.0023.6%

Transportation

ItemTorringtonNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $1.85$2.0911.3%
Tire Balancing $36.65$45.2919.1%

Utilities

ItemTorringtonNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$149.54$170.8012.4%
Phone $33.10$28.2617.1%
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.
Veteran, WY1093-7%
Huntley, WY093-7%
Yoder, WY12472-28%
Henry, NE12473-27%
Lyman, NE45977-23%
Torrington, WY6,73289-11%

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Torrington, WY6,73289-11%
Source: The Torrington, WY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for the fourth quarter of 2015.