Special Report

What It Costs to Retire Comfortably in Every State

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Colorado
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,127,460 (11th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 1.9% more than avg. (13th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $485 per month (25th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 14.7% (5th lowest)

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Connecticut
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,179,186 (7th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 5.0% more than avg. (10th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $898 per month (2nd highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 17.6% (16th highest)

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Delaware
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,055,807 (18th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 0.6% less than avg. (17th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $448 per month (20th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 19.5% (5th highest)

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Florida
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,111,915 (14th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 1.0% more than avg. (16th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $516 per month (20th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 20.9% (2nd highest)

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Georgia
> Est. total retirement spending: $948,704 (15th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 6.8% less than avg. (24th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $409 per month (14th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 14.3% (4th lowest)

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