Here's what the average retirement home community costs in every state

retirement communityA couple in their retirement community.Portland Press Herald/ Getty

Before retiring, there are a lot of things to consider, including where you plan on living. While some people opt to stay put whenever they are, or downsize to a smaller place within their hometown, others choose to move into a retirement community or a "55 and over" neighborhood. And in some cases, an assisted living facility is the best option.

Business Insider's data team scoured SeniorHomes.com to determine how much independent living communities cost in every state on average - as well as the average cost of an assisted living facility in each area.

Keep reading to find out how much it would cost to move into a retirement community in your state.
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It costs anywhere from $1,864 to $4,125 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Alaska.

It costs anywhere from $1,864 to $4,125 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Alaska.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $6,300 per month

It costs $2,303 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Alabama.

It costs $2,303 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Alabama.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,271 per month

It costs $2,030 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Arkansas.

It costs $2,030 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Arkansas.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,037 per month

It costs $2,382 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Arizona.

It costs $2,382 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Arizona.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,800 per month

It costs $2,814 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in California.

It costs $2,814 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in California.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,500 per month

It costs $2,286 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Colorado.

It costs $2,286 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Colorado.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,000 per month

It costs $3,490 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Connecticut.

It costs $3,490 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Connecticut.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,700 per month

It costs $2,864 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Delaware.

It costs $2,864 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Delaware.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $5,350 per month

It costs $2,545 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Florida.

It costs $2,545 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Florida.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,500 per month

It costs $2,463 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Georgia.

It costs $2,463 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Georgia.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,100 per month

It costs $2,564 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Hawaii.

It costs $2,564 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Hawaii.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $5,500 per month

It costs $2,247 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Iowa.

It costs $2,247 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Iowa.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,847 per month

It costs $1,880 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Idaho.

It costs $1,880 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Idaho.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,475 per month

It costs $1,859 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Illinois.

It costs $1,859 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Illinois.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,030 per month

It costs $2,135 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Indiana.

It costs $2,135 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Indiana.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,385 per month

It costs $2,038 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Kansas.

It costs $2,038 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Kansas.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,556 per month

It costs $2,435 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Kentucky.

It costs $2,435 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Kentucky.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,520 per month

It costs $1,804 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Louisiana.

It costs $1,804 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Louisiana.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,550 per month

It costs $4,002 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Massachusetts.

It costs $4,002 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Massachusetts.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $5,495 per month

It costs $3,238 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Maryland.

It costs $3,238 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Maryland.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,673 per month

It costs $2,587 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Maine.

It costs $2,587 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Maine.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,950 per month

It costs $2,190 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Michigan.

It costs $2,190 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Michigan.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,850 per month

It costs $1,679 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Minnesota.

It costs $1,679 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Minnesota.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,000 per month

It costs $2,087 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Missouri.

It costs $2,087 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Missouri.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $2,844 per month

It costs $1,920 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Mississippi.

It costs $1,920 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Mississippi.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,493 per month

It costs $2,002 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Montana.

It costs $2,002 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Montana.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,919 per month

It costs $2,267 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in North Carolina.

It costs $2,267 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in North Carolina.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,693 per month

It costs $3,250 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in North Dakota.

It costs $3,250 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in North Dakota.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,315 per month

It costs $2,281 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Nebraska.

It costs $2,281 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Nebraska.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,844 per month

It costs $2,295 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Nevada.

It costs $2,295 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Nevada.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,500 per month

It costs $3,537 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in New Hampshire.

It costs $3,537 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in New Hampshire.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,675 per month

It costs $3,371 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in New Jersey.

It costs $3,371 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in New Jersey.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $6,065 per month

It costs $2,325 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in New Mexico.

It costs $2,325 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in New Mexico.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,250 per month

It costs $3,895 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in New York.

It costs $3,895 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in New York.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,185 per month

It costs $2,450 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Ohio.

It costs $2,450 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Ohio.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,278 per month

It costs $1,865 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Oklahoma.

It costs $1,865 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Oklahoma.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,325 per month

It costs $2,042 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Oregon.

It costs $2,042 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Oregon.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,593 per month

It costs $2,690 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Pennsylvania.

It costs $2,690 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Pennsylvania.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,750 per month

It costs $3,383 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Rhode Island.

It costs $3,383 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Rhode Island.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,350 per month

It costs $2,180 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in South Carolina.

It costs $2,180 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in South Carolina.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,500 per month

It costs $1,399 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in South Dakota.

It costs $1,399 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in South Dakota.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,500 per month

It costs $1,972 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Tennessee.

It costs $1,972 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Tennessee.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,920 per month

It costs $2,225 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Texas.

It costs $2,225 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Texas.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,795 per month

It costs $1,806 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Utah.

It costs $1,806 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Utah.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,350 per month

It costs $2,181 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Virginia.

It costs $2,181 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Virginia.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,451 per month

It costs $2,715 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Vermont.

It costs $2,715 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Vermont.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,500 per month

It costs $2,288 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Washington.

It costs $2,288 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Washington.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $5,135 per month

It costs $2,034 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Wisconsin.

It costs $2,034 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Wisconsin.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,300 per month

It costs $2,050 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in West Virginia.

It costs $2,050 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in West Virginia.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $3,619 per month

It costs $2,072 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Wyoming.

It costs $2,072 per month, on average, to live in a retirement community in Wyoming.

Average cost to live in an assisted living facility: $4,235 per month

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