California is home to two of the worst cities to retire in America

San Bernardino and Rancho Cucamonga are among the worst cities in which to retire in the United States, according to a new report released Tuesday.

Earlier this year, San Bernardino was among 10 of the worst cities to raise a family, according to WalletHub.

San Bernardino is  located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. As one of the Inland Empire’s anchor cities, San Bernardino spans 81 square miles on the floor of the San Bernardino Valley to the south of the San Bernardino Mountains. As of 2019, San Bernardino has a population of 215,784 making it the 17th-largest city in California and the 102nd-largest city in the United States.

With only 3 in 10 workers reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for retirement, the personal-finance website WalletHub  released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst Places to Retire.

To help Americans plan for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 48 key measures of affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities. The data set ranges from the cost of living to retired taxpayer-friendliness to the state’s health infrastructure.

Best Cities to Retire
1. Orlando, FL
2. Charleston, SC
3. Scottsdale, AZ
4. Tampa, FL
5. Minneapolis, MN
6. Denver, CO
7. Cincinnati, OH
8. Fort Lauderdale, FL
9. Miami, FL
10. Atlanta, GA

Worst Cities to Retire
173. Arlington, TX
174. Jersey City, NJ
175. Detroit, MI
176. Vancouver, WA
177. Wichita, KS
178. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
179. Spokane, WA
180. Bridgeport, CT
181. Newark, NJ
182. San Bernardino, CA

Best vs. Worst

  • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older, 24.30 percent, which is 3.2 times higher than in Irving, Texas, the city with the lowest at 7.50 percent.
  • Brownsville, Texas, has the lowest adjusted cost-of-living index for retirees, 75.65, which is 2.6 times lower than in Pearl City and Honolulu, Hawaii, the cities with the highest at 195.83.
  • Plano, Texas, has the highest share of workers aged 65 and older, 25.02 percent, which is 2.4 times higher than in Detroit, the city with the lowest at 10.57 percent.
  • St. Louis has the most home health care facilities (per 100,000 residents), 68.79, which is 36.2 times more than in Fontana, California, the city with the fewest at 1.90.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, click here.



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