The City of New York, often called New York City, Gotham, The Big Apple or The City, is not only the most populous metropolitan area in the #USA. With an estimated population of at least 9 millon distributed over a land area of The Bronx, Kings County aka Brooklyn, New York Manhattan, Queens County, Richmond (Staten Island), New York City also has one of the highest COST$ compared to other major cities in the United States of America.
However, retired folks may be surprised at what New York State has to offer senior citizens. Not far from the center of the universe that is Manhattan, you’ll find amazing trails and skiing in the Catskill Mountains, peaceful little towns and lovely wineries. However, it does not matter where which location one settles in, the cost of living in the state is 29% above the national average. To cap it all off, New York has been rated as 48th among the states for senior health care costs and quality of life.
New York is an interesting place with lots of variety, but the fact is the state doesn’t offer much support for retirees living on a fixed income. Even bacon or a roast pork turns out costing more here than any other major cities.
Regardless of what anyone has to say, #NYC is the best place to play especially around this holiday, if you can afford it.