Overall retirement ranking: #3
Population: 10.1 million
Share of population 65+: 12.3%
Cost of living: 7% below the U.S. average
Average income for 65+ households: $50,607
Average health care costs for a retired couple: Below average at $404,460
Tax rating for retirees: Most Tax Friendly
Warm weather and low living costs make Georgia just peachy for a happy retirement destination. Health care expenses are particularly affordable for retirees, with the sixth lowest average costs for a retired couple in the country.