Top 10 Best and Worst Places to Retire in the U.S. (You May Be Surprised)

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.47.39 AMThere are startling new statistics regarding the ‘best and worst’ places to retire in the U.S.


With more Americans delaying retirement because of financial insecurity and a fourth of workers having no money saved for their golden years, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s Best & Worst Cities to Retire.

To help Americans plan for a comfortable retirement, WalletHub’s analysts compared the affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities in the 150 largest U.S. cities. Our data set of 31 key metrics ranges from “cost of living” to “public-hospital rankings” to “percentage of the 65 and older population.”

Best Cities to Retire 
1 Orlando, FL
2 Tampa, FL
3 Scottsdale, AZ
4 Miami, FL
5 Sioux Falls, SD
6 Las Vegas, NV
7 Cape Coral, FL
8 Atlanta, GA
9 Minneapolis, MN
10 Los Angeles, CA

Worst Cities to Retire
141 Fontana, CA
142 Rancho Cucamonga, CA
143 Bakersfield, CA
144 Wichita, KS
145 Detroit, MI
146 Aurora, IL
147 Chula Vista, CA
148 Newark, NJ
149 Worcester, MA
150 Providence, RI

Best vs. Worst

Laredo, Texas, has the lowest adjusted cost-of-living index for retired persons, 76.84, which is 2.6 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest, 196.2.

Laredo, Texas, has the lowest annual cost of in-home services, $20,592, which is 3.3 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with the highest, $68,640 per month.

Anchorage, Alaska, has the highest percentage of employed people aged 65 and older, 24.0 percent, which is 2.8 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest, 8.5 percent.

Scottsdale, Ariz., has the highest percentage of the 65 and older population, 21.1 percent, which is 3.5 times higher than in Fontana, Calif., the city with the lowest, 6.1 percent.

Yonkers, N.Y., has the lowest property-crime rate, 10.01 per 1,000 residents, which is 8.6 times lower than in Spokane, Wash., the city with the highest, 85.59 per 1,000 residents.

Miami has the highest number of home-care facilities, 35.30 per 100,000 residents, which is 18.2 times higher than in Des Moines, Iowa, the city with the lowest, 1.94 per 100,000 residents.

Read more here:

Related Articles

Back to top button

Please disable ad blocker.

We work hard to write our articles and provide you with the content you enjoy. The ads on the site allow us to continue our work while feeding our families. If you'd please whitelist our site in your ad blocker or remove your ad blocker altogether, we'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you!