Elderly economic security gap: $7,516
Median elder income: $15,500 (9th lowest)
Annual cost of comfortable living for an elder: $23,016 (16th highest)
Life expectancy in years: 78.7 (24th longest)
Housing costs per month: $665 (22nd highest)
Health care costs per month: $437 (4th highest)
Maine has among the highest annual economic security costs in the country. Notably, the state has the fourth-highest transportation costs, at $2,916 per year, and the fourth-highest health care costs for seniors in the nation, at $5,244 per year. A single, renting retiree earns an average of just $15,500 each year, the ninth-lowest income in the U.S. That leaves a $7,516 gap between income and a comfortable, secure life.
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