Good morning! Best place to expand your Social Security? | lifestyle

Here’s an interesting report: SmartAsset just released the results of its annual study on the places where Social Security lasts the longest, and in Arizona, Mohave County is said to be the third best place to live. Mohave comes just after Pinal and Pima counties, with a cost of living of $19,975 and average Social Security benefits in the area listed at $21,173.

SmartAsset says its analysts used the average Social Security income for residents of each county and then calculated the taxes a typical retiree would pay based on that income based on state-specific Social Security tax rules. They then calculated how far that net income in each province would go to meet basic needs, such as food, housing and transportation.

Interestingly, the report ranks La Paz County, Mohave’s immediate neighbor to the south, at the bottom of the list in Arizona, at 13th out of 15 counties.

None of Arizona’s counties made the national rankings. According to the report, Sumter, Florida, Steele, North Dakota and Pend Oreille, Washington are the top counties for stretching Social Security dollars in the United States.

– Today’s News-Herald

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