Retirement in Georgia

 

Overview

 

Did you always want to indulge in cultural pursuits after your retirement? Love country music, rhythm and blues, rock and roll or hip-hop? Do the performing arts enchant you? You want to enjoy literature during the quiet years after retirement? Retirement homes in Georgia are the ideal place for you to follow the desires of your heart. The Atlanta Opera, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Michael C. Carlos Museum and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame can be your regular getaways during post-retirement life in Georgia.

Georgia, the largest State east of the Mississippi River, is located in Southeastern United States. You will find the weather here quite comfortable throughout the year. This Peach State has become one of the major retirement locations in the US owing to its diverse natural beauty, booming economy and easy-going life. A great climate, several prestigious golf course communities, and easy access to first-class shopping, superb restaurants, excellent medical facilities and airline services to all parts of the world make Georgia the ideal place to spend your retired life.

 

Georgia – at a Glance

Population Climate State Income Tax State Sales Tax Median Home Price
9.5 million(Approximately as of 2007) Humid Subtropical Climate 4% 1% to 6% $ 267,473

Pros:The cost of living in the state of Georgia is quite reasonable compared to some other retirement locations in the US. Here you will get a wide range of retirement-home options suiting almost any budget or lifestyle. Besides, the state houses 151 general hospitals and is home to more than 15,000 doctors and 6,000 dentists, thus boasting of excellent health care facilities.

Cons:Tornadoes are quite common in Georgia.

 

Cost of Living: 

 

The above table shows the percentage fluctuations in expenditures incurred in Georgia, as compared to the nation’s average, which is taken as 100%.

The cost of groceries is slightly higher than the US average but far lower than what you pay in states such as Arkansas and California. Even the health care is inexpensive compared to states like New Hampshire and Idaho. A moderate cost of living balances out the slightly higher housing cost