Yahoo recently released an article about the high-cost of living and retiring in Connecticut. The article was called "3 Places to Retire That Are Just Like Connecticut But Way Cheaper." I get what they were trying to do but this thing went off the rails for me immediately.

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Yahoo wrote:

An article from CNBC revealed that it (Connecticut) was the seventh most expensive state to retire to in 2023, behind Hawaii and Maryland. If Connecticut sounds like a place you’d like to be but find that the cost of living is too high, read on. We’ve used the cost of housing (own), cost of housing (rent) and healthcare as three metrics for reference points to gather three states that are similar to Connecticut but much cheaper.

The three states they reccomended were:

  • Georgia
  • Michicgan
  • Pennsylvania

We talked about this on the I-95 Morning Show on Monday (6/10/24) and my guy Large Dave made a case for Michigan being similar and you might be able to make an argument for PA but Georgia?

Let's see what is similar about Connecticut and Georgia

  • Weather - Nope
  • Food - No
  • Architecture - Nah
  • Political climate - No
  • Culture - NO
  • Healthcare - No

I understand what they are saying but it's all a dollars and cents comparison, Connecticut and Georgia are way different. Maybe I'm just a homer for the Northeast and Connecticut specifically but it's expensive here for a lot of reasons that all add up to it's awesome.

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