Special Report

What It Costs to Retire Comfortably in Every State

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Kansas
> Est. total retirement spending: $927,726 (12th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 10.8% less than avg. (13th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $512 per month (21st highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.4% (20th lowest)

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Kentucky
> Est. total retirement spending: $846,148 (4th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 12.6% less than avg. (6th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $373 per month (7th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.9% (24th lowest)

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Louisiana
> Est. total retirement spending: $870,440 (7th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 12.1% less than avg. (8th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $346 per month (3rd lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.0% (11th lowest)

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Maine
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,049,252 (19th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 0.7% less than avg. (18th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $521 per month (19th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 21.3% (the highest)

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Maryland
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,155,885 (8th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 7.7% more than avg. (7th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $602 per month (9th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 15.9% (9th lowest)