Gillette 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.
IndexGilletteWyomingNational
Cost of living index103101100
IndexGilletteWyomingNational
Goods & Services index109103100
Groceries index103106100
Health care index101100100
Housing index108101100
Transportation index9193100
Utilities index8798100
A general summary of the cost of living index in Gillette, WY is shown above. Compared to the state average of Wyoming the cost of living index in Gillette, WY is 103, which is 2% higher than the average in Wyoming and compared to the national average it is 3% higher than. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Gillette, WY goods and services come in at 6% higher than the average in Wyoming and are 9% higher than compared to the nationwide average.
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  • The cost of living in Gillette is 2% higher than the Wyoming average.
  • The cost of living in Gillette is 3% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Gillette is 8% higher 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$91,272$7,606$2,130$2,738
      Renters$45,475$3,790$1,061$1,364
      The percent of monthly income spent on housing can be a good indicator of the affordability of housing in Gillette, 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 Gillette, WY homeowners, is $91,272. This would allow for a maximum of $2,130 per month to be spent on housing costs. For renters, the median monthly income is $45,475 which would result in a maximum of $1,061 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%
      When considering the overall cost of living expenses in Gillette, 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

      ItemGilletteNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $17.83$17.491.9%
      Beauty Salon $36.33$38.174.8%
      Toothpaste $2.16$2.326.9%
      Shampoo $0.99$1.012.2%
      Movie $10.50$10.722.1%
      Bowling $14.00$13.861.0%

      Groceries

      ItemGilletteNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $3.45$3.9011.5%
      Fried Chicken $1.46$1.404.6%
      Milk $1.69$1.9613.9%
      Potatoes $3.64$3.1814.4%
      Pizza $10.49$10.390.9%
      Beer $9.74$9.235.5%

      Health Care

      ItemGilletteNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $162.60$106.3452.9%
      Doctor $104.40$115.259.4%
      Dentist $97.40$98.381.0%
      Ibuprofen $9.23$9.260.3%
      Lipitor $473.98$466.471.6%

      Housing

      ItemGilletteNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $207,600.00$184,700.0012.4%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,340.34$1,273.325.3%
      Apartment Rent $936.00$949.001.4%

      Transportation

      ItemGilletteNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.45$2.595.5%
      Tire Balancing $43.18$48.9011.7%

      Utilities

      ItemGilletteNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$138.25$167.6017.5%
      Phone $169.14$163.423.5%
      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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      Source: The Gillette, WY cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2019.