Here we will provide you the steps to setup laravel in your local machine. Here i have provided the steps to setup in MAMP. You can use Xampp for windows and follow the steps also.

Step 1: open cmd/terminal & type php -v
Step 2: enter the following command
             curl -s https://php-osx.liip.ch/install.sh | bash -s 5.6
Step 3:Download & Install Composer
           cd /Applications/MAMP/htdocs
           curl -sS http://getcomposer.org/installer | php

Step 4:Download & install Laravel
      php composer.phar create-project laravel/laravel –prefer-dist
Or
php composer.phar create-project laravel/laravel folder-name

Step 5: Go to htdocs directory & update composer   

cd /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/laravel 
php /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/composer.phar update

Step 6: Start MAMP & run the following command     

php artisan serve           

  It will start laravel. Follow that url & run in browser