Indianapolis, Fort Wayne Among, The Most Affordable Places to Retire
Most working adults look forward to the day of their retirement. After years of working diligently to save funds for our retirement, we deserve to rest and enjoy a leisurely of life. By the time we get old, the only thing we want is to do the things we love, pursue our passion, travel the world, or just spend our time and create memories with our loved ones. We also want to find a peaceful place to retire.
However, finding one is difficult because the standard of living differs from one state to another. Furthermore, it’s quite expensive whether you decide to purchase a house or rent it. But before you actually give up your retirement search, a new analysis revealed the top five most affordable places to retire, and one of them is in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne!
Image Caption: Meanwhile, GoBankingRates revealed the worst place to retire is in San Francisco, California, despite the state’s reputation for birthing the best and most successful companies in the world.
According to the survey conducted by GoBankingRates, they named Indianapolis the fifth best city to retire rich. Meanwhile, Fort Wayne grabbed the top spot to retire, and it was followed by other Midwest options like Baltimore, Toledo, Ohio, and lastly, Spokane, Washington. The other top three worst California cities to retire are Fremont, Irvine, and San Jose. The top five is in Honolulu, the only non-Californian city which made it to the list.
How Indianapolis Made It to the List?
You might be wondering how Indianapolis grabbed the top 5 spot, but according to the study conducted by GoBankingRates, they based their rankings on home affordability, among the other factors. They noted how the top 10 cities only have an average of the home value of less than $200,000. This is almost six times more affordable compared to the home valuation if you are to retire in San Francisco. The Californian cities are very expensive to the point where buying a home will cost you an astounding $1.34 million!
GoBankingRates’ deputy editor, Sydney Champion, says that purchasing a house, or deciding the place where you retire is an important issue when you enter retirement. The cost of living, as well as the home’s value, can make or break your hard-earned savings.
Champion also recommends the list for those who are retiring, and they plan to relocate to find an affordable place to live. And as much as possible, avoid buying a new house since it can deplete your funds. She added that if possible sell your current house before you move into your retirement state and rent a new home. Downsize its features according to your needs and preferences so that you only have to spend little money on it.
Aside from the home’s affordability, GoBankingRates also used the healthcare, living expenses, Social Security, and taxes as the main factors that affect the retirees. they also broke down these factors into sets of data points such as:
- The researchers studied the average health and insurance premiums and coverage one can acquire in a city/state. They also assessed whether the Social Security benefits is enough to sustain a retiree’s living.
- In terms of taxes, the officials assessed the average home and property tax rates as well as its amount in dollars, including the state taxes the retirees have to pay (or whether or not they’re exempted from paying).
- In terms of living expenses, they examined the home’s valuation and listing price, as well as the city’s cost of living index.
More in Retirement
Beyonce and Jay Z’s Uber Luxurious Bel Air Mansion You NEED to See
Have you ever wondered what type of house Beyonce and Jay Z live in? The power couple has a $500 million property in...January 17, 2019
Will Smith is the ‘Fresh Prince of Calabasas’ With $20M Mansion that Has Its Own Zip Code!
When you have one too many millions in your bank account, you’ve gotta show it off like Will and Jada Smith. Having a...January 17, 2019
5 Great Tips to Making Mortgage Renewals This 2019!
Until most recent times, homeowners anticipated the renewal of their mortgages primarily because they were financial institutions looking to get in...January 17, 2019
Take a Look Inside Ellen Pompeo’s Opulent 1930’s-Inspired Mansion
Ellen Pompeo has an old-school taste when it comes to homes which is why she employed interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to transform...January 16, 2019
Just Like the Star, Serena’s Clothing Line Stretches the Limits
Serena Williams exudes star quality. It is this particular trait that drives most of her undertakings. As a leader on the...January 16, 2019
The Top 5 Distinctions Between You and Celebrities When Buying Property
Celebrities live large. At least, that’s what the news headlines tell the world. One week the tabloids are showing Madonna’s Sunset...January 16, 2019
Research Shows Women are Better Investors
A quick look at Wallstreet will have you convinced that men are better investors than women. The same applies when you...January 16, 2019
Top Financial Tips for 2019
With the holidays gone, it’s high time to whip up your financial state in order. Here’s a guide on how you can...January 16, 2019
Retirement Income Seekers Are Now Turning to Annuity Purchases. And This Is Why…
Individuals are finally buying annuities once more, and for a number of solid reasons. A couple of years ago, there was...January 16, 2019