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The information given, provides insight into specific taxes, e.g. sales tax, property tax, inheritance tax. However, nothing is said about the basic requirements of living in those selected states. For example: Air conditioning will easily cost in excess of $500 per month in desert locations, while northern latitudes will incur huge heating costs in winter. Also, property maintenance is higher--wood rot, termites, a variety of repairs. Access to quality doctors and hospitals, too.
Look at the whole picture when you make the retirement decision. You may find that you are better off right where you are.
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A reader just retired and is worried that her retirement income won't be enough. She should be.