Nursing Home Cost by State

The cost of nursing homes, like most other goods and services, has increased in recent history. While eligible Americans may receive some assistance from Medicare and Medicaid, this does not cover the total cost that would need to be paid. Medicare only pays for a small amount of nursing home care: 100% of the cost for the first twenty days; then for days 21–100, there is a $194.50 copay per day; and then Medicare does not cover nursing home care after the hundredth day. Medicaid, on the other hand, will cover 100% of the cost of nursing home care, but only for a small percentage of recipients, those with less than $2,000 in assets and a monthly income under $2,523.

The average cost of nursing home care is typically evaluated for those who are considered private pay, as Medicaid contributions are not guaranteed. This is further divided by those who have a private room and those who share a room; private rooms are almost always more expensive.

According to the American Council on Aging, the national average annual cost for a private room is $108,405. 

See for yourself how nursing home costs differ by state by looking at the data in the charts.

Nursing Home Costs by State

Alabama - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,012

#43 in the US

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$46,218

#48 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$42,030

#7 in the US

Alaska - Nursing Home Costs

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$37,814

#1 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$68,640

#10 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$81,960

#50 in the US

Arizona - Nursing Home Costs

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$7,848

#44 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$65,208

#23 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$48,000

#16 in the US

Arkansas - Nursing Home Costs

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$7,300

#47 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$50,336

#47 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$45,120

#12 in the US

California - Nursing Home Costs

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$11,753

#18 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$73,216

#5 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$63,000

#39 in the US

Colorado - Nursing Home Costs

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$10,281

#25 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$76,648

#3 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$57,000

#35 in the US

Connecticut - Nursing Home Costs

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$16,516

#2 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$64,064

#25 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$61,551

#38 in the US

Delaware - Nursing Home Costs

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$14,728

#6 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$64,064

#26 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$71,940

#44 in the US

District of Columbia - Nursing Home Costs

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$12,593

#13 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$66,924

#18 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$83,730

#51 in the US

Florida - Nursing Home Costs

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$10,384

#24 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$57,200

#36 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$48,000

#17 in the US

Georgia - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,413

#40 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$52,624

#45 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$42,420

#8 in the US

Hawaii - Nursing Home Costs

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$15,002

#5 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$68,640

#11 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$64,500

#42 in the US

Idaho - Nursing Home Costs

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$10,220

#26 in the US

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$65,208

#24 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$46,050

#13 in the US

Illinois - Nursing Home Costs

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$7,519

#46 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$64,064

#27 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$53,850

#28 in the US

Indiana - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,724

#34 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$57,200

#37 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$51,390

#25 in the US

Iowa - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,249

#42 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$66,924

#19 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$52,404

#26 in the US

Kansas - Nursing Home Costs

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$7,556

#45 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$56,056

#40 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$54,960

#31 in the US

Kentucky - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,614

#35 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$57,200

#38 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$41,370

#4 in the US

Louisiana - Nursing Home Costs

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$6,911

#48 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$44,616

#50 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$44,979

#10 in the US

Maine - Nursing Home Costs

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$12,593

#14 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$68,640

#12 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$70,380

#43 in the US

Maryland - Nursing Home Costs

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$12,410

#16 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$61,776

#30 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$58,800

#36 in the US

Massachusetts - Nursing Home Costs

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$15,148

#4 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$70,928

#8 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$78,000

#48 in the US

Michigan - Nursing Home Costs

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$10,914

#22 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$66,352

#20 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$51,000

#24 in the US

Minnesota - Nursing Home Costs

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$13,921

#9 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$82,940

#1 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$54,090

#30 in the US

Mississippi - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,541

#38 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$45,760

#49 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$42,000

#5 in the US

Missouri - Nursing Home Costs

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$6,315

#50 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$57,200

#39 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$36,000

#1 in the US

Montana - Nursing Home Costs

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$9,089

#29 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$64,064

#28 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$53,400

#27 in the US

Nebraska - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,979

#30 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$64,064

#29 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$48,915

#19 in the US

Nevada - Nursing Home Costs

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$11,060

#21 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$61,776

#31 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$45,000

#11 in the US

New Hampshire - Nursing Home Costs

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$13,140

#11 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$74,360

#4 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$72,630

#46 in the US

New Jersey - Nursing Home Costs

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$13,504

#10 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$68,526

#16 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$77,940

#47 in the US

New Mexico - Nursing Home Costs

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$9,125

#28 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$55,827

#41 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$53,970

#29 in the US

New York - Nursing Home Costs

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$15,330

#3 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$66,352

#21 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$54,960

#32 in the US

North Carolina - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,979

#31 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$52,624

#46 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$48,120

#18 in the US

North Dakota - Nursing Home Costs

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$14,374

#7 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$68,274

#17 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$40,695

#3 in the US

Ohio - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,760

#32 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$60,632

#32 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$55,620

#34 in the US

Oklahoma - Nursing Home Costs

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$6,570

#49 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$58,344

#35 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$46,260

#14 in the US

Oregon - Nursing Home Costs

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$12,410

#17 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$73,216

#6 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$60,540

#37 in the US

Pennsylvania - Nursing Home Costs

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$12,484

#15 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$59,488

#33 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$49,200

#20 in the US

Rhode Island - Nursing Home Costs

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$11,315

#19 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$71,500

#7 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$81,915

#49 in the US

South Carolina - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,742

#33 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$53,768

#44 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$43,338

#9 in the US

South Dakota - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,541

#39 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$70,928

#9 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$40,200

#2 in the US

Tennessee - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,578

#37 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$54,912

#42 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$49,260

#21 in the US

Texas - Nursing Home Costs

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$6,150

#51 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$54,912

#43 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$47,970

#15 in the US

Utah - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,614

#36 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$68,640

#13 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$42,000

#6 in the US

Vermont - Nursing Home Costs

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$12,702

#12 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$68,640

#14 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$63,000

#40 in the US

Virginia - Nursing Home Costs

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$9,855

#27 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$59,442

#34 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$63,000

#41 in the US

Washington - Nursing Home Costs

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$11,315

#20 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$78,936

#2 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$72,000

#45 in the US

West Virginia - Nursing Home Costs

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$13,943

#8 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$42,900

#51 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$49,920

#22 in the US

Wisconsin - Nursing Home Costs

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$10,826

#23 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$68,640

#15 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$55,200

#33 in the US

Wyoming - Nursing Home Costs

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$8,395

#41 in the US

PRIVATE HOME CARE VALUEhelp

$66,352

#22 in the US

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY COSThelp

$50,025

#23 in the US