Retirement living alone vs. having a later-life roommate

Carla Fried

Being home alone is a retirement reality for many. According to government data, more than three in 10 women and two in 10 men at least age 65 live alone. For women, the odds of being solo increase with age, thanks in part to longer life expectancy than men. In 2018, 44% of women at least age 75 lived alone.

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