Best places to retire for under $40K

A modest income needn't mean deprivation. These cities offer top-notch medical care, plenty of things to do and a low cost of living.

 of 12
 of 12


Nov 21, 2012 11:19AM
This  list is  almost identical to" the  top ten states that post the most racist tweets after the president won reelection 
Nov 21, 2012 10:42AM
Another useless MSN article. Why are you fixated on cities. Most any rural area will be cheaper and you will have the added benefit of a lot less PEOPLE.
Nov 21, 2012 10:35AM

Several of these cities are in states MSN says are the 10 worst to retire in    hmmmmmmmmmm


you might want to check out costa rica    it is about 75% of the cost of living in America and basically has no taxes


for 200K I have a 1400 sq ft beach house and pay about 280 dollars a year in property taxes

Nov 21, 2012 10:34AM
Just being aware you need to plan is what this article should be about.There are always forces working against you....and for you.These type of articles are dumbed down and I consider to be working against people without a plan.It is also working for people with a plan to remind them of the choice they made to plan.Be aware no matter what side you are standing on.
Nov 21, 2012 8:35AM
so on $30K a year they managed to save $250K for a nest egg?   What a crock of BS! 
Nov 21, 2012 5:08AM
I am 67 years old, I make about $26k a year. my wife is too... well, old.. to work. so we have to live off of my income. retire? how? we can  barely afford to eat. And bright ideas for us MSN? To assume that everybody will bring home $40k/yr. in retirement, and have "a modest nest egg of $250k" saved is asinine and irresponsible.
Nov 17, 2012 11:29PM
The Cost of the American Dream doubles every 10 Years, 1960  $5,000 1970 $10,000 1980 20,000 1990s 40,000 2000 80,000 2010 160,000 if Jobs are not keeping up with the rate of inflation and still ranging at 50,000/60,000 How do you figure they are going to be comfortable living off of 40,000 when the cost of living in the year 2010 is slated to be 320,000 to continue to live the American Dream? Social Security don't even depend on it at all.
Nov 17, 2012 10:25PM

INFLATION is the unspoken problem.

In 1937 nails were five cents a pound,  in 2012 they are $5 a pound. 

Uncle Sam just put a bakery out of business with sugar import duty.

What's he going to do next?   Don't trust BIG BROTHER.

He has taken most of what people worked for and he is still doing it. 

Fed. keeps printing paper, and money becomes worthless. 


Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?


Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.