Making it on your own in Wyoming

How much money do you need to survive?

CASPER — How much does a single parent with one preschooler and one school-age child need to make in Wyoming to live comfortably, provide for basic needs and survive without public or private assistance? The answers are nuanced and vary by county.

But the Wyoming 2024 Self-Sufficiency Standard, released by the Wyoming Women’s Foundation in partnership with the Wyoming Community Foundation and the Wyoming Council for Women, tries to provide those answers.

The self-sufficiency standard was created at the University of Washington and is an updated, more thorough version of the official poverty me...


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