Average Retirement Income by State

At the end of everyone’s working lives awaits the promised land of retirement, where one doesn’t have to labor for a living and can rely on their savings to spend their twilight years in peace and pleasure. However, the caveat is that one must first have enough money saved up in order to live comfortably past retirement. Furthermore, it is important to plan where you want to retire, as retiring in an expensive state would soon see all your savings used up. 

Retirement Income can therefore be defined as the amount of money an individual needs to save in order to retire without worry. When calculating retirement income, one must also be aware of the retirement age in that state, as well as the previously mentioned cost of living. 

Retirement can also see a wide variety of retirement plans. These include set up by employers, trade unions, insurance companies, and the government or other institutions. An example of a retirement plan is the individual retirement account (IRA) that provides tax advantages.

If you want to learn more about retirement income across the 50 states, please look at the data in the charts.

Retirement Income Per Household by State

Alabama - Retirement Income Per Household

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$24,896

#34 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Alaska - Retirement Income Per Household

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$36,023

#2 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Arizona - Retirement Income Per Household

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$28,725

#18 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Arkansas - Retirement Income Per Household

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$21,967

#49 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

California - Retirement Income Per Household

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$34,737

#5 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Fully Tax

Colorado - Retirement Income Per Household

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$32,379

#6 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

Connecticut - Retirement Income Per Household

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$32,052

#8 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Delaware - Retirement Income Per Household

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$31,283

#9 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

District of Columbia - Retirement Income Per Household

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$43,080

#1 in the US

Florida - Retirement Income Per Household

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$30,158

#15 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Georgia - Retirement Income Per Household

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$27,961

#21 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

Hawaii - Retirement Income Per Household

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$32,294

#7 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Idaho - Retirement Income Per Household

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$24,752

#36 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

Illinois - Retirement Income Per Household

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$31,223

#10 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Indiana - Retirement Income Per Household

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$20,542

#51 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Iowa - Retirement Income Per Household

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$22,308

#48 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Kansas - Retirement Income Per Household

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$23,294

#47 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Kentucky - Retirement Income Per Household

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$24,419

#37 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

Louisiana - Retirement Income Per Household

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$26,512

#24 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Maine - Retirement Income Per Household

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$25,545

#30 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Maryland - Retirement Income Per Household

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$35,732

#3 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

Massachusetts - Retirement Income Per Household

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$31,198

#11 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Michigan - Retirement Income Per Household

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$24,389

#39 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Minnesota - Retirement Income Per Household

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$26,385

#27 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Mississippi - Retirement Income Per Household

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$23,347

#45 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Missouri - Retirement Income Per Household

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$24,125

#40 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Montana - Retirement Income Per Household

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$25,463

#31 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

Nebraska - Retirement Income Per Household

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$23,821

#43 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Nevada - Retirement Income Per Household

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$31,171

#12 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

New Hampshire - Retirement Income Per Household

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$26,395

#26 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

New Jersey - Retirement Income Per Household

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$30,660

#13 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

New Mexico - Retirement Income Per Household

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$29,707

#16 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

New York - Retirement Income Per Household

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$30,326

#14 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

North Carolina - Retirement Income Per Household

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$25,324

#33 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

North Dakota - Retirement Income Per Household

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$23,347

#46 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Ohio - Retirement Income Per Household

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$26,316

#28 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Mixed

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Oklahoma - Retirement Income Per Household

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$23,963

#42 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

Oregon - Retirement Income Per Household

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$28,565

#20 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

Pennsylvania - Retirement Income Per Household

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$24,392

#38 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Rhode Island - Retirement Income Per Household

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$27,118

#23 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

South Carolina - Retirement Income Per Household

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$26,227

#29 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Partial Exemptions

South Dakota - Retirement Income Per Household

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$24,020

#41 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Tennessee - Retirement Income Per Household

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$23,715

#44 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Texas - Retirement Income Per Household

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$27,471

#22 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Utah - Retirement Income Per Household

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$28,632

#19 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Vermont - Retirement Income Per Household

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$24,870

#35 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Fully Tax

Virginia - Retirement Income Per Household

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$35,306

#4 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

Fully Tax

Washington - Retirement Income Per Household

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$29,351

#17 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

West Virginia - Retirement Income Per Household

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$21,118

#50 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Not Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Wisconsin - Retirement Income Per Household

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$25,378

#32 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Least Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

Yes

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax

Wyoming - Retirement Income Per Household

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$26,465

#25 in the US

RETIREMENT TAX FRIENDLINESShelp

Most Tax-Friendly

PENSIONS TAX STATUShelp

No

MILITARY RETIREMENT TAX STATUShelp

No tax