Special Report

What It Costs to Retire Comfortably in Every State

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Alabama
> Est. total retirement spending: $835,405 (2nd least)
> Avg. cost of living: 14.2% less than avg. (3rd lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $358 per month (6th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 17.4% (20th highest)

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Alaska
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,116,352 (12th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 5.1% more than avg. (9th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $536 per month (15th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 12.4% (2nd lowest)

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Arizona
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,044,190 (21st most)
> Avg. cost of living: 3.7% less than avg. (25th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $419 per month (16th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 18.0% (13th highest)

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Arkansas
> Est. total retirement spending: $838,752 (3rd least)
> Avg. cost of living: 15.3% less than avg. (2nd lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $348 per month (4th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 17.4% (22nd highest)

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California
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,307,212 (2nd most)
> Avg. cost of living: 16.4% more than avg. (2nd highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $588 per month (11th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 14.8% (6th lowest)