Billie Kelpin profile image 91

How much can a retired couple get by on each month?


What do you estimate monthly living expenses are for retired people who either rent or don't own their own home. In spite of various costs of living per state, what would you say, ON AVERAGE, a retired couple would need to just "get by" - just basic food, clothing, electricity, gas, transportation. Let's say, estimate from the lowest number to the highest number, between what amt. and what amt.?

 

sort by best latest

LandmarkWealth profile image85

Best Answer LandmarkWealth says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
dashingscorpio profile image85

dashingscorpio says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Billie Kelpin profile image

    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    D, Thank you! That's what we found out when we were living in SC about 10 yrs ago. A furnished apt was $800. You can stay in an RV in southern CA for $1200 and under. We essentially live in 460 sq ft., but u don't need much when u can be outside

TheMoneyMadam profile image78

TheMoneyMadam says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Billie Kelpin profile image

    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    Dear TMM, very helpful to know that percentage. We sold a house to be debt free and only have our RV payment. I also feel like I want to soar in our business and INCREASE our income. There IS an audacity to hope, but I'm becoming audacious!

tsmog profile image85

Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Billie Kelpin profile image

    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    We put ourselves in a great neighbor by living in an RV. We have no truck and have to move it every six months. It's small, but I have a computer desk and we have a queen size bed. We actually love it. It feels like a perpetual vacation!

Penny G profile image80

Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Billie Kelpin profile image

    Billie Kelpin 2 years ago

    Penny G, thanks! I like the "read, read, read," and maybe we should add the "write, write, write," (tee hee)