Increased Cost of Living

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Cheyenne, Wyo. - According to the State of Wyoming, Economic Analysis Division, the cost of living has increased by 2.3% from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2017.

The inflation percentage factors in food, medical, transport, recreation and personal care, apparel and housing.

The area that saw the biggest change was the price of food (groceries, restaurants, etc.) which increased by 3.5%

But the category carrying the most weight in the 2.3% overall inflation is the cost of housing.