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There are few jobs for seniors in the area, health care availability and quality could be improved. Public transportation is available but there needs to be more of it to be an asset. That said, home prices are affordable, people friendly, the area is quite. Shopping can be a chore due to limited availability. The stores generally helpful, and day to day needs are easily accessible the lack of choices leads to less competition for patronage resulting in higher prices.
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How did Arizona earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Arizona has a state sales tax of 5.60%. Of particular interest is that Arizona does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Arizona has an effective property tax rate of 0.77%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Arizona earned its state tax grade of C+.
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