Retire To Louisiana

Louisiana Retirement Overview

When you think of best states to retire to, most people won’t think of Louisana, and that’s a shame. Most of the negative press surrounding Louisiana comes from the New Orleans downtown district, meanwhile the rest of the state is an oasis of affordability in terms of real estate and cost of living, and not to mention it offers retirees the best social security exemptions in the country, almost begging you to choose it as a retirement option.

Why Should Retirees Retire To Louisiana

Louisiana ranks highly on our list due the amazing consistent weather. Yes, there is humidity this far south, but you’ll be hard pressed to find another state with a better overall average tempurature. Couple that with the 19th lowest cost of living and the 12 lowest real estate prices in the country and you’ve got a great place to consider retiring to. As with other states on our list we recommend sticking to built out suburban communities and/or retirement specific communities to maximize this states amenities.

What To Consider Before Retiring To Louisiana

Louisiana doesn’t rank very high on other list and it’s easy to see why if you simply base it on numbers without considering the state itself. It’s got above average income taxes, crime, the 2nd highest sales tax in the nation and an aging health care system (state wide). We picked Louisiana higher because we’re assuming you’ll choose to live near other retirees and although you’ll have fewer options in Louisiana than say, Florida, you’re retirement dollars will go further. That being said, Louisiana is a situational retirement option for retirees as it’s not the best option if you’re planning on working in your retirement.

Where Does Louisiana Rank For Our Best Retirement Criteria

Best Retirement Cities reviewed all 50 states against 10 different retirement criteria to determine what was truly the best state to retire to.   

Louisiana Retirement Rankings

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