Retirement: Costs to retire comfortably by state. Hawaii is highest, Mississippi lowest

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Both cost of living and life expectancy vary considerably by state – and so, too, does the cost of retirement. How much would it cost to retire comfortably in each state? 24/7 Wall St. ranked them, based on several sources including government data.

Both cost of living and life expectancy vary considerably by state – and so, too, does the cost of retirement. How much would it cost to retire comfortably in each state? 24/7 Wall St. ranked them, based on several sources including government data.

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1. Alabama • Est. total retirement spending: $897,566 (3rd least) • Avg. cost of living: 13.3% less than avg. • Avg. monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $357 (5th lowest) • Pop. 65 and older: 17% (18th highest)

1. Alabama
• Est. total retirement spending: $897,566 (3rd least)
• Avg. cost of living: 13.3% less than avg.
• Avg. monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $357 (5th lowest)
• Pop. 65 and older: 17% (18th highest)

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2. Alaska• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,166,294 (13th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 4.4% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $504 (19th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 11.9% (2nd lowest).

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3. Arizona• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,133,306 (18th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 3.6% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $410 (15th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17.6% (11th highest).

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4. Arkansas• Est. Total retirement spending: $905,614 (5th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 13.5% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $355 (4th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.8% (22nd highest).

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5. California• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,389,909 (3rd most)• Avg. Cost of living: 14.8% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $567 (11th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 14.3% (6th lowest).

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6. Colorado• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,207,213 (9th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 3.2% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $459 (23rd lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 14.2% (5th lowest).

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7. Connecticut• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,288,630 (5th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 8% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $870 (2nd highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17.2% (15th highest).

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8. Delaware• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,135,821 (16th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 0.1% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $451 (20th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 18.7% (6th highest).

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9. Florida• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,186,139 (12th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 0.1% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $494 (21st highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 20.5% (2nd highest).

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10. Georgia• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,000,893 (15th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 7.5% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $400 (12th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 13.8% (4th lowest).

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11. Hawaii• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,490,153 (the most)• Avg. Cost of living: 18.5% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $518 (16th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 18.4% (7th highest).

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12. Idaho• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,055,259 (22nd least)• Avg. Cost of living: 7% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $364 (7th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.9% (20th lowest).

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13. Illinois• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,123,427 (20th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 1.5% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $609 (9th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.6% (12th lowest).

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14. Indiana• Est. Total retirement spending: $966,425 (10th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 10.2% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $399 (11th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.7% (15th lowest).

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15. Iowa• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,024,201 (19th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 10.2% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $473 (25th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17% (18th highest).

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16. Kansas• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,000,162 (13th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 10% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $510 (17th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.9% (20th lowest).

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17. Kentucky• Est. Total retirement spending: $899,707 (4th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 12.1% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $372 (8th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.4% (25th lowest).

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18. Louisiana• Est. Total retirement spending: $953,844 (8th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 9.9% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $340 (2nd lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.5% (11th lowest).

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19. Maine• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,076,244 (25th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 1.6% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $501 (20th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 20.6% (the highest).

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20. Maryland• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,254,145 (7th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 9.4% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $615 (8th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.4% (9th lowest).

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21. Massachusetts• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,255,882 (6th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 7.9% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $794 (3rd highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.5% (25th highest).

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22. Michigan• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,028,061 (21st least)• Avg. Cost of living: 7% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $477 (23rd highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17.2% (15th highest).

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23. Minnesota• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,157,644 (15th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 2.5% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $524 (15th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.8% (17th lowest).

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24. Mississippi• Est. Total retirement spending: $882,201 (the least)• Avg. Cost of living: 14.3% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $342 (3rd lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.9% (20th lowest).

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25. Missouri• Est. Total retirement spending: $973,666 (12th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 10.5% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $452 (21st lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.9% (21st highest).

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26. Montana• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,023,616 (18th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 5.4% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $441 (19th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 18.8% (5th highest).

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27. Nebraska• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,016,679 (17th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 10.4% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $509 (18th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.8% (17th lowest).

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28. Nevada• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,078,911 (24th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 2.4% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $412 (16th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.7% (15th lowest).

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29. New Hampshire• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,188,122 (10th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 5.8% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $784 (4th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 18.1% (9th highest).

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30. New Jersey• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,340,492 (4th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 12.9% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $986 (the highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.1% (21st lowest).

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31. New Mexico• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,075,034 (25th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 6.7% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $357 (6th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17.6% (11th highest).

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32. New York• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,395,243 (2nd most)• Avg. Cost of living: 15.8% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $768 (5th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.4% (25th lowest).

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33. North Carolina• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,009,269 (16th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 8.7% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $405 (14th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.3% (23rd lowest).

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34. North Dakota• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,027,622 (20th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 9.9% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $456 (22nd lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.3% (7th lowest).

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35. Ohio• Est. Total retirement spending: $946,340 (7th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 11.1% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $464 (24th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17.1% (17th highest).

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36. Oklahoma• Est. Total retirement spending: $931,788 (6th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 11% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $401 (13th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.7% (15th lowest).

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37. Oregon• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,134,833 (17th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 0.5% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $531 (12th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17.6% (11th highest).

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38. Pennsylvania• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,087,954 (23rd most)• Avg. Cost of living: 2.1% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $528 (14th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 18.2% (8th highest).

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39. Rhode Island• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,130,335 (19th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 1.4% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $699 (6th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17.3% (14th highest).

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40. South Carolina• Est. Total retirement spending: $967,595 (11th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 9.6% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $376 (9th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17.7% (10th highest).

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41. South Dakota• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,000,794 (14th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 11.8% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $464 (25th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.6% (24th highest).

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42. Tennessee• Est. Total retirement spending: $957,020 (9th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 9.6% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $384 (10th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.3% (23rd lowest).

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43. Texas• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,089,299 (22nd most)• Avg. Cost of living: 3% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $480 (22nd highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 12.5% (3rd lowest).

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44. Utah• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,106,319 (21st most)• Avg. Cost of living: 3% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $413 (18th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 11.1% (the lowest).

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45. Vermont• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,187,034 (11th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 2.5% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $650 (7th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 19.8% (4th highest).

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46. Virginia• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,164,487 (14th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 2.1% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $476 (24th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.5% (11th lowest).

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47. Washington• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,238,423 (8th most)• Avg. Cost of living: 6.4% more than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $594 (10th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 15.4% (9th lowest).

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48. West Virginia• Est. Total retirement spending: $890,495 (2nd least)• Avg. Cost of living: 13% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $317 (the lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 20% (3rd highest).

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49. Wisconsin• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,064,664 (23rd least)• Avg. Cost of living: 7.6% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $529 (13th highest)• Pop. 65 and older: 17% (18th highest).

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50. Wyoming• Est. Total retirement spending: $1,069,085 (24th least)• Avg. Cost of living: 4.8% less than avg.• Avg. Monthly homeownership cost for senior citizens: $413 (17th lowest)• Pop. 65 and older: 16.7% (23rd highest).

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