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How to Choose the Best Place for Retirement?

Affordability is Just One Item in a Long List of Things to Consider

How to choose the best place for your retirement?  A reasonable living cost is often at the top of many retirees' list since income usually drops, sometimes substantially, when retirement arrives.   In general, the least expensive states for retirement are in the South and in the Midwest.  The Northeast, the West  and the Northwest are the most expensive areas.   And keep in mind a variety of criteria when thinking about affordability, including taxes (on property, Social Security and private pensions and earned income in particular), transportation costs to visit far away relatives, HOA fees, etc. 

FYI: states that do not tax Social Security are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.  The other states all tax Social Security to some extent.

In addition to affordability, things to consider when thinking of where to retire include recreation options, senior services, air quality, crime rates, poverty rates, transportation services, medical facilities and more.

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