Our Cost Planner helps families plan for future senior living expenses by providing cost and cost growth estimates in their area.
SENIOR LIVING COSTS BY CITY
Choose your city below to learn more about the lowest, median and highest costs in your area. In some cases, moving just a few miles away can save you and your family a lot of money.
How much does senior living cost in your city or state?
Hover over data to find links to senior living options in that city
Find Senior Living Near You
BALANCE PROXIMITY TO FAMILY WITH COST SAVINGS
Moving to an outlying city in the same metropolitan area often provides significant savings. In addition to cost, consider proximity to your family and their access to you. Can they easily commute for weekday visits? Use the Cost Planner tools to find that balance.
SENIOR LIVING COSTS BY STATE
Click on your state below to see its median costs and recent cost growth rate. You may save money by moving to a nearby state. Consult with a tax advisor if different tax rules apply in those nearby states.
SENIOR LIVING COSTS BY REGION
This chart shows you the median cost of senior living in the four major regions of the U.S. If you have loved ones in other parts of the country, consider the price in their region as well as your own before planning a move.
Median Monthly Senior Living Costs in 2015
Hover over data to see how costs changed from 2014 to 2015.
CARE TYPES EXPLAINED
It’s not always easy to know what kind of living environment you need. Many communities offer a spectrum of care, saving you a costly move if your care needs change. Here is a summary of care types, who they fit best, and the kinds of amenities likely to be included in your monthly costs.
For independent seniors seeking community
- Individual apartments
- Transportation services
- Up to 3 meals per day
- Weekly housekeeping
- Some in-home assistance
For seniors who need daily assistance with personal care
- Private and semi-private suites
- Medication management
- Assistance with personal care
- All meals and housekeeping
- 24-hour access to caregivers
For seniors with moderate to advanced cognitive impairment
- Assisted living with specialized memory care services and programming
- Specialized training for staff
- Secured environments
In addition to the included items above, senior living communities offer lifestyle amenities such as:
- Planned activities and outings
- Exercise and wellness programs
- Pet-friendly options
- Spiritual programs, and more…
These are examples of typical services offered by senior living providers. Each community is unique. It’s important to find one that suits you best. Amenities and services vary by community.
Anticipate Your Needs
Some assisted living communities offer higher levels of medical access and therapies as you need them. For example, some assisted living communities offer memory care without moving residents into other living quarters. Anticipating your future care needs can be as important as understanding what you need today.
Ask communities what is included in their monthly costs, as well as whether they offer higher levels of care in case your needs change. Staying in one place can be a cost savings, as well as an emotional comfort to you and family.
SENIOR LIVING COST GROWTH
In some regions, like the South, costs are rising faster than others. This information can help you when signing long-term lease agreements. Signing a lease for a longer term in a quickly escalating region can save you money over several years.
Annual Growth of Senior Living Costs 2012-2015
Growth in 2012 over 2011 and 2015 over 2014 are labeled.
Whether your search for senior living has just begun, or you expect to move into a different care type in the near future, this information can help you decide on your best option. Cost, location and of course, the unique personality of each community are all key factors in your decision. Understanding the type of care you need, the location you desire, and the cost range in that area prepares you prior to visiting communities.