The Cost of Assisted Living by State


If you’re considering assisted living for a loved one or for yourself, one of the first questions you’ve likely posed is how much this type of residential care will cost. The short answer? It depends.

Just as for general housing and real estate prices, the price you will pay for assisted living depends on a number of factors, from apartment size to the level of care you’ll need to the services you will require. Another major factor, of course, is location, and the cost of assisted living can vary widely by geographical area.

Below, we’ve laid out the latest costs for assisted living by state, using data from Genworth’s 2016 Cost of Care Survey. The following figures represent the average daily, monthly and annual costs of a private, one-bedroom unit in an assisted living community in each state.

State Daily Monthly Yearly
Alabama $95 $2,900 $34,800
Alaska $189 $5,750 $69,000
Arizona $115 $3,500 $42,000
Arkansas $103 $3,133 $37,590
California $132 $4,000 $48,000
Colorado $134 $4,063 $48,750
Connecticut $163 $4,950 $59,400
Delaware $176 $5,368 $64,416
District of Columbia $220 $6,700 $80,400
Florida $100 $3,045 $36,540
Georgia $94 $2,850 $34,200
Hawaii $136 $4,125 $49,500
Idaho $105 $3,200 $38,400
Illinois $128 $3,898 $46,770
Indiana $116 $3,528 $42,330
Iowa $116 $3,518 $42,210
Kansas $127 $3,863 $46,350
Kentucky $108 $3,300 $39,600
Louisiana $104 $3,155 $37,860
Maine $164 $4,991 $59,892
Maryland $123 $3,750 $45,000
Massachusetts $180 $5,463 $65,550
Michigan $117 $3,563 $42,750
Minnesota $105 $3,200 $38,400
Mississippi $105 $3,200 $38,400
Missouri $83 $2,537 $30,438
Montana $115 $3,513 $42,150
Nebraska $115 $3,510 $42,120
Nevada $100 $3,050 $36,600
New Hampshire $158 $4,800 $57,600
New Jersey $163 $4,950 $59,400
New Mexico $118 $3,600 $43,200
New York $136 $4,136 $49,635
North Carolina $99 $3,000 $36,000
North Dakota $110 $3,340 $40,080
Ohio $118 $3,600 $43,200
Oklahoma $92 $2,803 $33,630
Oregon $134 $4,065 $48,780
Pennsylvania $118 $3,600 $43,200
Rhode Island $162 $4,931 $59,161
South Carolina $99 $3,000 $36,000
South Dakota $111 $3,370 $40,440
Tennessee $124 $3,780 $45,360
Texas $116 $3,515 $42,180
Utah $97 $2,950 $35,400
Vermont $160 $4,860 $58,320
Virginia $130 $3,950 $47,400
Washington $148 $4,500 $54,000
West Virginia $107 $3,263 $39,150
Wisconsin $129 $3,934 $47,205
Wyoming $131 $3,995 $47,940

Source: 2016 Cost of Care Survey, Genworth

In 2016, the national average cost for assisted living was $3,628, according to Genworth. The states with the highest median monthly assisted living costs were:

  1. District of Columbia -- $6,700
  2. Alaska -- $5,750
  3. Massachusetts - $5,463
  4. Delaware -- $5,368

And those with the lowest average monthly rates were:

  1. Missouri -- $2,537
  2. Oklahoma -- $2,803
  3. Georgia -- $2,850
  4. Alabama -- $2,900

For more on this subject, read about The Cost of Assisted Living.


2 months ago, said...

I live in NC and my mother has been in an assisted living facility in the Raleigh area for the past 3 years. Don't know how Genworth gathered this data, but even for an individual in our area requiring NO assistance at the facility, the price reflected here is probably about half of what it would be for one room at any decent facility in this area. I can substantiate that with others in my office who have relatives in assisted living, as well.