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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 16, 2023
Quiet and rural, Picayune offers a serene place to retire in southeastern Mississippi. The area features plenty of natural beauty with options such as the Crosby Arboretum and several community parks to experience the sights.
As a small community with just under 12,000 residents, Picayune is home to many seniors, with 18.1% of the population representing adults 65 and older. The cost of living is 22.5% lower than the national average, which can benefit seniors who want an affordable option. Health care costs come in slightly higher than the national average, but other living expenses are much lower. With short winters, no snowfall and average January lows of 39 degrees, Picayune offers a mild option for seniors who want to avoid harsh weather. The area has an average of 222 sunny days annually, which is higher than the national average.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, residents in Picayune can expect to pay a median of $3,800 per month for assisted living care in the city. This is $700 less than the national median cost, which is $4,500 per month. Compared to Mississippi’s median cost of $3,500, Picayune is about $300 more per month.
Note: Data for Picayune was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Gulfport, was used instead
Check out this guide for the top assisted living communities in Picayune to see if they match your needs.