Posts Tagged ‘Cost’

The Cost of Care!

March 16, 2017

Judging from the below data re: the cost of nursing home/long-term care, it might behoove me to remain in the State of Oklahoma in my retirement years.  Here’s a list of the states where these costs are least expensive as well as most expensive (median daily cost for long-term care in a semi-private room in 2016) . . .

Most Expensive:
1. Alaska ($800)
2. Connecticut ($407)
3. Massachusetts ($370)
4. New York ($361)
5. North Dakota ($359)
6. Hawaii ($355)
7. District of Columbia ($333)
8. New Jersey ($325)
9. New Hampshire ($320)
10. Delaware ($315)

Least Expensive:
1. OKLAHOMA ($145)
2. Texas ($148)
3. Missouri ($156)
4. Louisiana ($160)
5. Arkansas ($161)
6. Kansas ($171)
7. Iowa ($182)
8. Illinois ($184)
9. Nebraska ($185)
9. Utah ($185)

Source: AARP Bulletin, March 2017, p. 44 (from Genworth 2016 Cost of Care Survey)

The Costs of Water!

July 7, 2016

As with all things in life, the price you pay for your water can vary significantly from state to state.  Here are the most expensive (top five) and the least expensive (top five) states for the average annual household bill.  The costs are as of January 2015, rounded to the nearest dollar, and based upon the consumption of a 60,000 gallons per year.  Disclaimer: none of the 500 largest community water systems (VT and WY) or the systems privately owned (ID and WV) were included in this study.  Oklahoma’s annual expenditure per household for water is at $297.

Most expended
1. Hawaii ($606)
2. Nevada ($428)
3. District of Columbia ($420)
4. California ($386)
5. Pennsylvania ($382)

Least expended
1. Louisiana ($187)
2. South Carolina ($203)
3.  Nebraska ($224)
4. Utah ($232)
5. Minnesota ($236)

Source: Food and Water Watch.  AARP Bulletin, June 2016