Houston is a Top Spot for Retirees

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 (https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-retire/6165/) as well as accompanying videos (https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-retire/6165/#videos-for-news-use).

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.

Retirement-Friendliness of Houston (1=Best; 91=Avg.):

•64th – Adjusted Cost of Living

•53rd – Annual Cost of In-Home Services

•23rd – % of Employed Population Aged 65 & Older

•14th – Recreation & Senior Centers per Capita

•99th – Adult Volunteer Activities per Capita

•147th – % of 65 & Older Population

•157th – ‘Mild Weather’ Ranking

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