Retirement in KC

The Kansas City metro area is full of benefits for the retiree looking for any type of lifestyle from rural to urban. Whether in Kansas or Missouri, the KC region is the 11th most affordable in the country for comfortable retirement. 

The bottom line - your retirement dollars stretch further in KC. If you retire in Kansas City with $1 million in assets, you can live on that money for 25.5 years, significantly more than the national average of 20.9 years.

The numbers stack up but KC's vast expanse of lifestyle assets are what truly make the region a perfect paradise for retirees. For the business pro who can't slow down, KC has a motivated environment of “Seniorpreneurs,” entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Seniorpreneurs have a foundation in the KC startup community to turn their lifelong hobbies into cash flow.

If retirees are focused on traveling, living in KC makes life easier. Kansas City International Airport offers daily non-stop flights to more than 50 destinations, and flights can reach either coast in under three hours. Kansas City enjoys one of the lowest-cost air travel markets in the country. KC’s central location also means it’s an easy drive to the mountains of the western U.S. or retiree destinations in the beautiful, lake country of southern Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.

In addition to enrichment and activities, KC offers premiere healthcare options and prices for retired individuals. Americans ages 65 and over spend 34% more of their income every year on healthcare than the typical consumer, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey. Both Kansas and Missouri are ranked in the Top 10 best states for seniors’ health care costs.

Though costs are important, access to quality healthcare matters more. Health resources are unlimited in Kansas City, as well as nationally ranked. Several of the KC region’s hospitals are ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the nation’s Top 50 for many specialties such as: Cardiology, Cancer, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, and Pulmonology. Overland Park, KS was also recently ranked No. 1 for health care among the largest 170 cities in America based on health care access, costs, and preventative care.

On either side of the state line, assets in the KC region make it simple to live a fulfilling and healthy life, post-retirement. 

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