Skip to comments.The 8 Cheapest States for Retirees
Posted on 09/26/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
With baby boomers getting ready to pack it in and head toward retirement, many people are wondering where they are going to want to spend their golden years. This is not only applicable to statisticians or government record keepers, but also to business owners, health care companies, nurses, and doctors.
While some are sure to head for the warmth of Southern weather, the coziness of the countryside, or the long sought-after home of their youth, many will be looking to their bank accounts rather than their hearts to determine a final place of residence. For those monetarily conscious retirees, here is a list of the eight best states to retire to, by the numbers, according to analysis from Kiplinger.
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Poor public services?
I’ll bite. With the exception of Delaware, they aren’t run by RATS!
I’m bookmarking this article.
One is my home state. I do not have to move!
Glad you liked.
The problem with all of them....They are still in the USSA.
glad there are a few with beaches!
You have a point there I say, if we fail this time.
Alaska being #1 is a CROCK!!!! Housing is expensive, food is expensive, gas is expensive, getting away is expensive...
No state income tax, generous homestead exemptions, no dictatorship by unions....therefore personal home services like plumbing, painting, lawn care, etc. are very reasonable (and you can bargain), no massive heating bills eight months of the year, lots of healthy, free outdoor recreation opportunities, lower property taxes than in many northern states like Illinois, New Yawk......a smaller wardrobe with more lightweight clothes, shoes, etc. will do ya all year round, lots of senior discounts at stores and restaurants, early-bird-special dinners.....I could go on, but it's too late to do all this thinking!
Texas & Oklahoma are strong contenders for the best place to retire.
The best part is the good neighbor thing.
Also gas is a little cheaper here than in NY and the non-ethanol crap will be more readily available, though I heard Pasco Cty may raise their gasoline tax. WTH?
The article that this article was cribbed from (linked in the OP) adds Florida and South Carolina.
10 states - you missed Delaware.
Alaska has beaches...ish
Well, I also counted 9 states, which is the reason I posted the picture.
My main pet peeves with FL, the traffic, especially US19 and the section of I-75 between Land o Lakes and Brandon that’s seems to be under perpetual reconstruction, and I’ve yet to find a REAL NY style pizza or old-school Jewish style bagel anywhere here.
Perfect eyesight required!
I just love paying 20 to 40 cents more per gallon here in New York than in the neighboring states. Sure glad I don’t have to after tomorrow. Be back in NH and glad of it.
But NY state sure is a beautiful place.
Delaware’s a state?
Yes it is we lived in Pt Jervis, just across the Delaware
Riv where gas is cheaper in PA. It is a nice area, but we just got tired of the cold winters and ever increasing by leaps and bounds prop taxes.
I thought the same! Gotta get this done here and now. Where to run? Puerto Rica? Aren’t they a colony, subject to Obama’s work as the mainland?
Yeah, but it's full of New Yorkers and mosquitos.
And I'm not sure which is more annoying.
Another plus for Florida....no (state) estate tax.
Also, Florida is close to the islands in the Caribbean, where health clinics will likely be constructed to serve the healthcare needs of Americans fleeing the medical hell known as Obamacare.
That’s the rumor.
The last thing we need is more retiring leftards in Arizona.
Hey, but I just moved here — does that make it better?
We already have all the outsiders we need, here already.
How was AL left out? I know several people who’ve retired to AL.
The last strongholds of freedom lovers are evident without some expert telling us. It is not about numbers, it is about culture and values.
Open Spaces cement the love of freedom. A most intoxicating experience from which one never recovers.
I’m assuming DE made it because it’s the incorporating capital of the U.S.and those revenues offset residents’ tax burdena. Rehoboth DE would be a nice place to retire, if you could get away in Summertime when it gets mobbed with Washingtonians.
Alaska has beaches...ish
Alaska has Sarah Palin!!!!
Lots of illegal immigrants?
I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would want to retire in Louisiana.
I think I know why Alaska is on the list. Friends who lived there told me that there is nothing to do during those long winters that doesn’t involve booze or sex.
Nope Georgia is a most wonderful place to live. Moved here at retirement and am so glad to be out of the CRAZY land known as Mexifornia
Tis my home state now too. Glad you helped make it safe for folks like me. I promise to continue in the same vein
Hmmm...I don’t drink...
The beaches in Delaware suck.........they are full of northeast liberals who have brought their northeast mentalities with them.
Good part of why I don’t live there anymore.
How are the Viagra prices?
Too many old people in FL - lol.
Summer in Wyoming and winter in Louisiana or TX.
I've been to plenty of states over the years and I can tell you that the gap has narrowed considerably. Most of my food comes from the Elmendorf commissary, but even so, outside food prices are not much different than the local grocery store. Housing is very affordable in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, as are utilities. Gas isn't that bad and I can fly Space A for free. The sales tax in Wasilla is 2 percent, capped at $10 and outside of Wasilla, and in Anchorage, there is no sales tax. When we are fully retired, we will easily be able to afford trips outside during the winter.
Besides the cost of living, there are other benefits to living in Alaska. We are a very free state when it comes to personal liberties. If you want to carry concealed, no permit is required though one is available for reciprocity purposes. We have castle doctrine and stand your ground. I can ride my Harley without a helmet. There are no vehicle inspections and the police pretty much leave you alone if you are not a criminal. There are no red light cameras and no photo radar. I don't need a permit to do anything to my house. In fact, I don't even need a permit to build a house. I can have paper or plastic when I go to the store. No deposits on cans or bottles. I mean, the list goes on and on.
Were they bar flies? There is lots to do in the winter. You park the Harley and fie up the Arctic Cat. You take the wheels or floats off your plane and put on the skies. You can still go hiking, you just wear extra clothing. Fishing turns into ice fishing. Anyone who says they are bored in the winter is probably just as bored in the summer because they probably just sit around and do nothing.
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