Special Report

What It Costs to Retire Comfortably in Every State

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Virginia
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,081,593 (17th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 1.3% more than avg. (14th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $475 per month (24th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 15.9% (10th lowest)

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Washington
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,187,385 (6th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 8.4% more than avg. (6th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $600 per month (10th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 15.9% (8th lowest)

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West Virginia
> Est. total retirement spending: $848,063 (5th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 12.9% less than avg. (4th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $313 per month (the lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 20.5% (3rd highest)

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Wisconsin
> Est. total retirement spending: $991,396 (24th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 8.1% less than avg. (20th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $538 per month (14th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 17.5% (18th highest)

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Wyoming
> Est. total retirement spending: $975,436 (21st least)
> Avg. cost of living: 7.2% less than avg. (23rd lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $415 per month (15th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 17.1% (24th highest)