Home to points of interest, such as the Center of the West museums, scenic tours and exciting events throughout the year, Wyoming offers a unique cultural experience and is well-suited for active retirees. The state’s overall cost of living is a little below the national average, which may enable older adults to maintain their standard of living throughout their retirement years, and a generally comfortable climate provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy local amenities. Its clean air makes it a great option for those with allergies or cardiovascular or respiratory issues, and world-class medical facilities, such as Aspen Mountain Medical Center in Rock Springs and Campbell County Health in Gillette, provide exceptional care.
Independent living is ideal for older adults who don’t need personal care or skilled nursing services but want a maintenance-free lifestyle with time-saving amenities. These communities are oriented around the interests and needs of residents and typically provide daily meals, social clubs, recreational amenities, housekeeping and grounds services and wellness services. Monthly rates vary depending on the location and amenities offered, but on average, independent living residents in Wyoming pay $2,714 per month for services.
This guide compares Wyoming’s monthly rates to those in nearby states, provides tips on paying for services and highlights some statewide resources available to older adults.