What is the best salary to live comfortably?

by Michael Bands|18 Apr 2021|Finance|Retirement Planning|80 views
GoBankingRates determined the "living wage" necessary to live comfortably in each US state. Some states, like New York, require an annual income of $95,724 to live comfortably. But the living wage for other states, like Mississippi, can be as low as $58,321.

Also question is, how much money do you need to live comfortably for the rest of your life?

So, let's say your living expenses are $40,000 and you need another $10,000 for health care coverage for your family. Add another 25% on top of that for a buffer – you'll need $62,500 a year. With taxes considered, that takes you up to almost exactly $70,000 a year.

One may also ask, what is considered a good salary in the US?

To put that into perspective, an average individual income in the USA is around $55,000. You may say $55,000 x 2 = $110,000 is a “good salary” in some parts of the USA. In very expensive places like New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, that number is more likely $200,000–300,000 range to be consideredgood”.

Is 67k a good salary?

That equates to an annual median salary of $45,812. A median salary is the midpoint in a list of salaries, where half earn more and half earn less. An income of $70,000 surpasses both the median incomes for individuals and for households. By that standard, $70,000 is a good salary.

How much does the average person make?

Here's how much the average American earns at every age. The median household income in the United States is $56,516, according to 2015 data from the U.S. Census. But that rises and falls depending on close you are to peak earning age, which is typically around age 49 for men and 40 for women.

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