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The Cost of Senior Living In Connecticut
Living in Connecticut on a fixed income could be challenging for many seniors. Connecticut residents pay 11.1% for state and local taxes—the 3rd highest rate in the country. The state also has 4th highest overall cost of living. The median household income is high at $67,034. Here are a few facts on retirement income in the state: Out-of-state government pensions are fully taxed; Social Security is exempt only if you're adjusted gross income is $50,000 or less for individuals; $60,000 for joint filers; the state exempts 50% of military retirement from state income tax; VA benefits are not taxed. Property taxes are assessed at 70% of the home's fair market value. Let's look at the state's three largest cities and their average home prices. The average price of a home in Bridgeport according to 2008 reports is $328,201. In Hartford the average price is $230,572; In New Haven the average price $302,368.
The Nutmeg State's overall crime rate is 25% lower than the national average. Property crimes account for 89% while the remaining are violent crimes.
Connecticut's winters are cold particularly in the northwest where the average January temperature is 23 degrees compared to a 31-degree average along the coast. It snows between 25 and 60 inches every year with most of this falling in the northwest. Extreme temperatures can be very difficult for those living in Connecticut assisted living facilities. Summers are hot and humid. Hartford averages 85 degrees in July, the hottest month while the coastal city of Bridgeport averages 82 degrees.
If you're a golfer, Connecticut has 200 public and private courses with Greenwich as the state’s top golfing destination. Are you a gambler? Connecticut has two of the world’s largest casinos—Foxwoods Resort and the Mohegan Sun.
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