While Social Security is a "safety net" for some people in retirement, those who have extra money.
For others it is all the income they have to live on. However, depending on where you live, this may not go very far.
The average monthly Social Security benefit of $1,621 isn't enough in many parts of the country, but there are still 5 places in a state like Florida where only you can survive a Social Security check
In Ocala, expenses are similarly low, with healthcare costs being the lowest at $405.10 and monthly grocery costs at $404.01, both well below their national average.
Not only are they some of the cheapest in Levi's County, but they're also quite nice to live in. Monthly health costs are about $38 higher than the national average.
Baker County with the highest livability score ranks well with the lowest overall expense. Monthly health care and monthly grocery costs are below the national average.
Homosassa Springs has a decently high population of 36% of people age 65 and older. You may be pleased to find a low monthly health care cost of $408.55.