If you’re retiring to New York, we want to know who you are, because most of what we saw in our research is that people leave New York where the 8th most expensive real estate in the country is and the cost of living is 4th highest to go to a warmer climate and more affordable state. New York has surprisingly below average crime, dispelling the myths you saw on TV and a highly rated health care system.
If most of what you know of New York is New York City, then chances are you’ll be very surprised outside the big city. When it comes to retiring to New York, you’ll likely want to consider upstate. Yes, the prices are insanely high for anywhere close to civilization in New York, but you’ll benefit from how convenient is to live near the hub of the world.
It’s New York. There are nuances to retiring to New York that are to be had but if you’re considering retiring to New York, you’re either not from the States, or have to choose to live there. It’s expensive to live in New York, high taxes, high sales tax, high cost of real estate and every day groceries are overpriced. Ranking 39th on our list because despite all of that and the poor weather (overall) it still has a good health care system and when you’re far away from the city there are still amenities for retirees.
Best Retirement Cities reviewed all 50 states against 10 different retirement criteria to determine what was truly the best state to retire to.