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Portland Ranks Poorly for Retirees, Says New Study

Monday, August 24, 2015

 

A new study released to day ranks Portland in the bottom third for cities for retirees.  Portland ranks 110 out of the 150 cities scored.

Portland ranked near the bottom for affordability (#130) and "healthcare"(#102).

Ranked as the best cities by WalletHub were:

1. Tampa, FL

2. Scottsdale, AZ

3. Boise, ID

Ranked as the worst:

148. Providence, RI

149. Jersey City, NJ

150. Newark, NJ

Source: WalletHub

Affordability – Weight: 5

Adjusted Cost of Living: Full Weight
WalletHub ‘Taxpayer’ Ranking: Half* Weight
Annual Cost of In-Home Services: Half Weight

Activities – Weight: 5

Number of Recreation & Senior Centers per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight
Number of Fishing Facilities per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight
Number of Hiking Facilities per 100,000 Residents: Half Weight
Number of Public Golf Courses per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight
Availability of Adult Volunteer Activities: Full Weight
WalletHub ‘Recreation’ Ranking: Full Weight

Quality of Life – Weight: 5

Percentage of the Population Aged 65 & Older: Full Weight
Elderly-Friendly Labor Market: Full Weight
WalletHub ‘Mild Weather’ Ranking: Double Weight
Violent Crime Rate: Full Weight
Property Crime Rate: Full Weight
Air Quality: Half Weight
Water Quality: Half Weight

Health Care – Weight: 5

Number of Family and General Physicians per 10,000 Residents: Full Weight
Number of Dentists per 10,000 Residents: Half Weight
Number of Nurses per 1,000 Residents: Full Weight
Number of Health Care Facilities per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight
Public Hospitals Ranking: Full Weight*
Emotional Health: Full Weight
Number of Home-Care Facilities per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight
Death Rate for People Aged 65 & Older: Full Weight*

 

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