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The 10 Best Places to Retire on Social Security Alone

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque homeowners age 65 and older pay a median of $1,078 per month if they have a mortgage and just $368 monthly if they have paid off the mortgage. Senior citizen renters pay a median of $686 monthly to live in Albuquerque. The city also provides many services to retirees who don’t have a lot of extra cash. There are six senior centers where people age 50 and older can become members for just $13 a year. The Albuquerque 50+ Games is an athletic competition that includes bocce ball, tennis and pickleball exclusively for people 50 and older. And New Mexico residents age 65 and older can take classes at the University of New Mexico for just $5 per credit hour.

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