Special Report

What It Costs to Retire Comfortably in Every State

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Hawaii
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,392,579 (the most)
> Avg. cost of living: 19.3% more than avg. (the highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $534 per month (16th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 19.0% (7th highest)

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Idaho
> Est. total retirement spending: $984,431 (23rd least)
> Avg. cost of living: 7.8% less than avg. (21st lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $384 per month (9th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.2% (16th lowest)

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Illinois
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,045,340 (20th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 2.6% less than avg. (21st highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $617 per month (8th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.1% (14th lowest)

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Indiana
> Est. total retirement spending: $897,991 (9th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 11.3% less than avg. (10th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $406 per month (12th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.1% (13th lowest)

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Iowa
> Est. total retirement spending: $950,264 (16th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 11.0% less than avg. (12th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $498 per month (22nd highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 17.5% (17th highest)