Study on Costs to Live in Wyoming

Cheyenne, WY – The Governor and First Lady released data Wednesday on what it costs to be self sufficient in Wyoming's counties. This cost is based on the amount of money required to meet basic needs without any help from the government or family members. First Lady Nancy Freudenthal says it is not up to the government to make laws to help get everyone to the level of self sufficiency. She says what the state can do is spend wisely when it recruits companies. The study shows that on average a single parent needs to make about $10 an hour to be self sufficient. The county with the lowest cost is Converse, while Teton County is the most expensive.