Dreaming about where you want to live when retired? Well, first check out these stats on the most expensive U.S. cities to live in!

10. Los Angeles, CA

Cost of Living: 30.8% above average

City Population: 3,819, 702

Median Household Income: $52,762

Median Home Value: $186,200

9. San Diego, CA

Cost of Living: 31.9% above average

City Population: 1, 326, 179

Median Household Income: $63,739

Median Home Value: $477,100

8. Oakland, CA

Cost of Living: 35% above average

City Population: 395,817

Median Household Income: $51,144

Median Home Value: $492,200

7. Boston, MA

Cost of Living: 39.9% above average

City Population: 625,087

Median Household Income: $51,739

Median Home Value: $381,900

6. Washington, D.C.

Cost of Living: 44.7% above average

City Population: 632,323

Median Household Income: $61,835

Median Home Value: $442,600

5. Stamford, CT

Cost of Living: 46.1% above average

City Population: 123,868

Median Household Income: $78,201

Median Home Value: $571,400

4. San Jose, CA

Cost of Living: 53.4% above average

City Population: 967,487

Median Household Income: $80,764

Median Home Value: $605,400

3. San Francisco, CA

Cost of Living: 63.4% above average

City Population: 812,826

Median Household Income: $72,947

Median Home Value: $767,300

2. Honolulu, HI

Cost of Living: 67% above average

City Population: 345,610

Median Household Income: $56,939

Median Home Value: $545,700

1. New York City, NY

Cost of Living: 125.4% above average (Manhattan only)

City Population: 8,244,910

Median Household Income: $51,270

Median Home Value: $514,900

(List based on the Council for Community and Economic Research’s calculations of living expenses in 307 urban areas. Cost of Living Index measures prices for housing, groceries, utilities, transportation, health care, and miscellaneous goods and services. Cities with populations below 50,000 were screened out.)

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