Special Report

What It Costs to Retire Comfortably in Every State

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Montana
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,008,657 (25th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 6.5% less than avg. (25th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $445 per month (19th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 19.5% (6th highest)

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Nebraska
> Est. total retirement spending: $955,603 (17th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 10.5% less than avg. (15th lowest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $532 per month (17th highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.1% (15th lowest)

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Nevada
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,007,622 (25th least)
> Avg. cost of living: 2.6% less than avg. (20th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $430 per month (18th lowest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.2% (17th lowest)

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New Hampshire
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,148,898 (9th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 6.5% more than avg. (8th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $821 per month (3rd highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 18.6% (9th highest)

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New Jersey
> Est. total retirement spending: $1,277,051 (4th most)
> Avg. cost of living: 16.0% more than avg. (4th highest)
> Avg. homeownership cost for citizens 65 and older with no mortgage: $1,017 per month (the highest)
> Pop. 65 and older: 16.6% (21st lowest)