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4 gorgeous beach towns where you can retire comfortably on $40,000 a year

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4 gorgeous beach towns where you can retire comfortably on $40,000 a year

The average over-65 household in America drops $49,000 a year on everything from housing to food, according to the Census Bureau. MarketWatch looked at beach towns across America where the overall cost of living was significantly below average, where housing was reasonably priced and where there are plenty of things to see and do. All your friends may be flocking to Florida for retirement, but you may get more for your money — and a gorgeous beach — in Mississippi.