There are plenty of lists to consult if you’re looking for a great place to retire.
The Best Places To Retire On A Budget, They May Not Be The Places You’re Thinking Of
HealthyLivingAfter60.com thought it might be nice if we boiled down a few of the lists just to give our readers a flavor what others are doing.
Each list is a subjective view of one, or perhaps a group of people. It is not my intention to portray these as great or even good choices.
The fact is, I don’t know. I have little to no experience with a study like this, nor have I evaluated the choices.
Best Places To Retire On $100 Per Day.
This list has choices I would not think of. But $100 a day is $3000 per month. The US News Money Report tells us that expenses includes housing, food, transportation, healthcare and utilities.
The writer of the Money report points out that cities with a lower cost of living, will lower the daily expense.
The Category, Living On $100 per day (in the United States).
Aurora, Colorado. The area boast nearly 100 parks and 1000’s of acres of recreation.
Cleveland, Ohio Made the list. Housing can be affordable. Lake Erie and the Rock and Roll hall of fame is an attraction. The winters and heating cost apparently were not apart of this entry’s benefits.
If Social Security Is Your Only Income.
According to this report, 36% of retirees, do so with social security amounting to 90% of their monthly income.
Finding affordable living can be a challenge. Usually, this retiree will continue in the same home they have lived in for years.
Albuquerque, New Mexico is a choice that claims a median monthly cost of living at just over $1,000 with a mortgage and less than $400 if you rent.
The city has an active senior community including sporting activities and several senior centers. College level classes are available for only $5 per credit.
Austin, Texas in on the list. Considered the tech center of Texas, the cost of living for seniors comes in at $1,400 with a mortgage. The state has no state income tax.
Austin is the home of the University of Texas, (Longhorns). Tuition is waived for the first six credits for those 65 or older.
Weather aids in keeping winter heating cost low. Austin is culturally diverse, and boasts the home of South by Southwest, an annual film and music festival.
The Sunniest Places To Retire
According to the report from US News, Money, All the sunny places are in the west.
Arizona comes to the list with four cities. Flagstaff offers a change of seasons at 7,000 feet above sea level.
California has three sunny cities on the top ten list. Las Vegas and Reno represent Nevada as part of the sunniest cities to retire to.
El Paso Texas makes the list and of the ten, is the easternmost city.
Absent were the retirement meccas of West Palm Beach, The Villages, and Jacksonville. All three in Florida.
Jacksonville described as balmy, did make the list of top ten cities to retire to on social security.
Retirement is suppose to be ‘The Golden Years’. Most seniors have spent decades working, raising families, caring for elderly parents and making a positive impact in institutions of faith, charity and good works.
The lists of the best places to retire are totally subjective. My choices certainly would be different than the list creators I consulted for this article.
There are lists and resources (the internet is wonderful) that provide data a various cities. Seniors can find the best place to retire on a budget.
What’s needed is a carefully crafted list of desires and requirements. Cross reference those with the cities that meet your budget.
With that task completed, it takes only the systematic elimination of options based on personal preference. The ideal place will be the only choice left on the list.
The best place to retire on a budget will be exposed. In the mean time, have a look at the ones in the U S New, Money report.
Next I’ll be looking at some of the best places in the world to retire.
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