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Wow, with a state income tax, you are still paying over $4600 in property taxes on a $200k property?

I don't know where the OP is, but that sounds about right for our area, and many places in the northeast to midatlantic. And while you are right that the taxes are a disincentive to remaining here in retirement, the pay tends to be better to compensate at least in part for the higher cost of living.

On the flip side, moving to a lower cost of living will definitely help us have a financially successful retirement when that time comes.

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