Best Places To Retire In The United States

Wallet Hub just released their in-depth report on the best places to retire in the United States. To no surprise, Florida tops the list with 5 cities in the top 10. The big losers were high tax states like California and the Eastern corridor.

Here are a few highlights form the report:

With only 23 percent of Americans reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for retirement, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Places to Retire as well as accompanying videos.

To help Americans plan for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 46 key measures of affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities. The data set ranges from cost of living to retired taxpayer-friendliness to share of the population aged 65 and older.

Best Cities to Retire Worst Cities to Retire
1 Orlando, FL 173 Providence, RI
2 Tampa, FL 174 Baltimore, MD
3 Scottsdale, AZ 175 Rancho Cucamonga, CA
4 Charleston, SC 176 Fresno, CA
5 Miami, FL 177 Newark, NJ
6 Denver, CO 178 Bakersfield, CA
7 Fort Lauderdale, FL 179 San Bernardino, CA
8 Cape Coral, FL 180 Warwick, RI
9 Minneapolis, MN 181 Bridgeport, CT
10 Cheyenne, WY 182 Stockton, CA

Best vs. Worst

  • Pearl City, Hawaii, has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older, 23.30 percent, which is 3.2 times higher than in Fontana, California, the city with the lowest at 7.20 percent.
  • Laredo, Texas, has the lowest adjusted cost-of-living index for retirees, 76.28, which is 2.6 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with the highest at 195.49.
  • Juneau, Alaska, has the highest share of workers aged 65 and older, 28.08 percent, which is 2.8 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest at 10.11 percent.
  • St. Louis has the most home health care facilities (per 100,000 residents), 49.54, which is 25.7 times more than in Fontana, California, the city with the fewest at 1.93.

 

Best Place To Retire 2019

 Rank
City Score Affordability
Activities
Quality
Health
1 Orlando, FL 60.87 9 11 68 48
2 Tampa, FL 59.06 10 19 45 95
3 Scottsdale, AZ 58.35 98 22 3 58
4 Charleston, SC 58.30 42 21 56 51
5 Miami, FL 57.21 51 5 105 74
6 Denver, CO 57.08 113 17 43 17
7 Fort Lauderdale, FL 56.58 65 18 82 56
8 Cape Coral, FL 56.50 19 51 15 109
9 Minneapolis, MN 56.46 145 3 58 5
10 Cheyenne, WY 56.06 2 142 50 33
11 New Orleans, LA 55.77 50 4 144 100
12 Pembroke Pines, FL 55.50 56 92 14 63
13 Sioux Falls, SD 55.49 52 153 52 1
14 Cincinnati, OH 55.48 85 6 85 117
15 Las Vegas, NV 55.45 37 9 57 167
16 St. Petersburg, FL 55.25 10 31 48 129
17 Casper, WY 54.96 18 73 17 103
18 Salt Lake City, UT 54.83 73 25 116 50
19 Rapid City, SD 54.52 40 89 101 19
20 San Francisco, CA 54.22 165 2 44 34
21 Boise, ID 53.88 88 58 16 35
22 Austin, TX 53.86 64 27 55 102
23 Dover, DE 53.76 28 157 141 51
24 Pittsburgh, PA 53.71 120 28 53 27
25 Port St. Lucie, FL 53.57 25 129 69 89
26 West Valley City, UT 53.52 73 59 83 84
27 Madison, WI 53.43 128 45 18 20
28 Jackson, MS 53.39 21 106 81 71
29 Columbia, SC 53.29 20 88 79 66
30 Atlanta, GA 53.20 79 14 156 82
31 St. Louis, MO 53.20 80 12 180 47
32 Hialeah, FL 52.99 56 72 28 119
33 Reno, NV 52.98 54 62 8 125
34 Richmond, VA 52.65 53 30 182 14
35 Tempe, AZ 52.59 98 57 36 70
36 Tucson, AZ 52.55 70 46 27 121
37 Raleigh, NC 52.26 43 71 60 45
38 Birmingham, AL 52.19 14 44 136 134
39 Akron, OH 52.05 62 64 77 61
40 Missoula, MT 51.78 110 55 132 7
41 Grand Rapids, MI 51.76 96 61 111 16
42 Tallahassee, FL 51.70 15 124 74 98
43 Los Angeles, CA 51.66 149 15 20 76
44 Billings, MT 51.61 60 148 113 4
45 Overland Park, KS 51.61 124 133 49 9
46 Honolulu, HI 51.59 176 8 6 60
47 Colorado Springs, CO 51.58 72 82 9 86
48 San Antonio, TX 51.22 12 49 94 159
49 Oklahoma City, OK 51.08 27 56 120 123
50 Juneau, AK 50.71 125 53 122 3
51 Gulfport, MS 50.65 8 68 139 176
52 Peoria, AZ 50.65 98 101 21 112
53 Gilbert, AZ 50.60 98 111 11 78
54 Wilmington, DE 50.55 82 32 181 25
55 Columbus, OH 50.46 63 79 47 106
56 Henderson, NV 50.31 37 104 1 175
57 Virginia Beach, VA 50.29 45 83 110 46
58 Durham, NC 50.28 55 145 64 10
59 San Diego, CA 50.21 161 20 12 101
60 Grand Prairie, TX 50.09 75 127 35 126
61 Columbia, MD 49.92 142 60 30 12
62 Plano, TX 49.85 81 115 23 57
63 Philadelphia, PA 49.84 138 26 39 93
64 Seattle, WA 49.83 173 7 54 54
65 Dallas, TX 49.67 87 41 102 114
66 Lewiston, ME 49.55 112 119 42 43
67 Las Cruces, NM 49.52 69 159 97 107
68 Nashville, TN 49.52 33 42 170 110
69 Fort Worth, TX 49.43 61 84 46 127
70 Washington, DC 49.38 178 1 91 79
71 St. Paul, MN 49.36 144 29 90 13
72 Chandler, AZ 49.31 98 96 25 90
73 Nashua, NH 49.28 117 120 80 41
74 Cleveland, OH 49.24 84 33 150 92
75 Charleston, WV 49.17 71 81 118 97
76 Bismarck, ND 49.13 126 152 59 11
77 Nampa, ID 49.09 88 179 75 59
78 Sacramento, CA 49.07 127 37 32 140
79 Fargo, ND 48.89 123 138 70 18
80 Laredo, TX 48.83 1 158 146 180
81 Baton Rouge, LA 48.73 91 39 163 73
82 South Burlington, VT 48.72 174 47 73 2
83 Lincoln, NE 48.72 135 94 29 23
84 Portland, OR 48.69 148 13 121 68
85 Milwaukee, WI 48.67 107 50 160 30
86 El Paso, TX 48.65 6 137 65 165
87 Rochester, NY 48.28 132 38 100 85
88 Jacksonville, FL 48.10 17 77 153 146
89 Cedar Rapids, IA 48.02 111 174 62 22
90 Phoenix, AZ 47.91 98 98 31 111
91 Charlotte, NC 47.84 67 140 67 83
92 Aurora, CO 47.82 113 146 93 6
93 Portland, ME 47.82 146 24 95 77
94 Amarillo, TX 47.79 23 165 86 163
95 Glendale, CA 47.78 153 74 4 64
96 Huntington Beach, CA 47.63 153 48 34 38
97 Houston, TX 47.59 44 67 137 138
98 Santa Clarita, CA 47.45 153 97 13 49
99 Mesa, AZ 47.44 98 110 41 116
100 Long Beach, CA 47.44 153 40 26 65
101 Fayetteville, NC 47.40 34 121 106 160
102 Chicago, IL 47.38 150 16 154 62
102 Boston, MA 47.38 179 23 37 40
104 Des Moines, IA 47.30 115 139 109 21
105 Irvine, CA 47.26 158 54 33 28
106 Chattanooga, TN 47.20 58 85 143 154
107 Omaha, NE 47.15 137 70 115 15
108 Garland, TX 47.14 75 141 63 135
109 Knoxville, TN 47.04 13 99 159 172
110 Newport News, VA 47.02 45 144 138 104
111 Chesapeake, VA 46.94 45 149 87 75
112 New York, NY 46.93 181 10 22 96
113 Lubbock, TX 46.88 26 150 119 91
114 Glendale, AZ 46.82 98 116 78 87
115 Garden Grove, CA 46.74 153 63 40 32
116 Kansas City, MO 46.74 90 86 155 53
117 North Las Vegas, NV 46.67 37 100 61 178
118 Huntington, WV 46.66 31 131 131 173
119 Anaheim, CA 46.48 158 90 10 24
120 Brownsville, TX 46.45 3 182 76 171
121 Winston-Salem, NC 46.42 49 135 114 99
122 Buffalo, NY 46.31 108 87 92 108
123 Mobile, AL 46.26 16 160 158 162
124 Tulsa, OK 46.25 35 109 157 94
125 Anchorage, AK 46.09 129 80 142 26
126 Augusta, GA 45.97 29 175 124 155
127 Burlington, VT 45.81 174 34 99 8
128 Memphis, TN 45.80 7 123 173 153
129 Greensboro, NC 45.74 41 134 130 122
130 Irving, TX 45.60 75 122 103 120
131 Norfolk, VA 45.57 45 103 161 113
132 Albuquerque, NM 45.55 119 52 129 147
133 Louisville, KY 45.43 106 76 98 151
134 Manchester, NH 45.31 117 132 123 72
135 Moreno Valley, CA 45.13 122 169 127 142
136 Fremont, CA 45.08 165 130 2 39
137 Huntsville, AL 45.02 32 168 126 164
138 Arlington, TX 44.82 75 151 88 118
139 Fort Smith, AR 44.78 5 161 166 161
140 Oakland, CA 44.71 165 35 112 42
141 Yonkers, NY 44.48 180 36 51 37
142 Aurora, IL 44.45 150 95 89 29
143 San Jose, CA 44.38 170 114 5 31
144 Montgomery, AL 44.28 4 172 165 169
145 Springfield, MO 44.22 59 118 175 132
146 Shreveport, LA 44.18 30 162 164 149
147 Columbus, GA 44.12 24 171 108 179
T-148 Lexington-Fayette, KY 43.83 94 154 107 81
T-148 Toledo, OH 43.83 36 125 167 143
150 Corpus Christi, TX 43.83 22 93 162 181
151 Spokane, WA 43.81 116 113 147 115
152 Santa Rosa, CA 43.57 171 155 7 67
153 Little Rock, AR 43.42 68 136 174 148
154 Santa Ana, CA 43.16 158 75 84 69
155 Salem, OR 43.11 93 173 71 158
156 Pearl City, HI 42.75 176 69 38 80
157 Indianapolis, IN 42.40 83 108 177 128
158 Fort Wayne, IN 42.29 66 164 149 136
159 Oxnard, CA 42.24 140 163 66 105
160 Ontario, CA 42.18 134 147 125 144
161 Oceanside, CA 41.82 161 112 24 137
162 Detroit, MI 41.72 86 126 178 145
163 Tacoma, WA 41.68 136 78 172 133
164 Worcester, MA 41.60 139 117 151 88
165 Vancouver, WA 41.40 164 107 104 55
166 Fontana, CA 41.21 131 156 128 168
167 Jersey City, NJ 40.88 152 102 72 130
168 Chula Vista, CA 40.65 161 170 19 131
169 Wichita, KS 40.53 121 128 171 141
170 New Haven, CT 40.38 172 91 145 36
171 Modesto, CA 40.11 109 181 134 166
172 Riverside, CA 39.99 130 166 117 139
173 Providence, RI 39.86 168 43 135 156
174 Baltimore, MD 39.53 142 65 169 124
175 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 38.80 141 167 96 157
176 Fresno, CA 38.73 95 178 148 170
177 Newark, NJ 37.84 147 66 179 150
178 Bakersfield, CA 37.53 92 177 140 182
179 San Bernardino, CA 36.94 97 176 176 174
180 Warwick, RI 36.34 168 105 152 152
181 Bridgeport, CT 35.74 182 143 133 44
182 Stockton, CA 33.73 133 180 168 177

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