10 Most Expensive Markets for Long-Term Care

The costs of long-term care are soaring.

In the last five years the average cost for nursing home care in the U.S. has gone up 20% to $95,706 per year from $79,935 in 2009, according to a recent study commissioned by New York Life.

The study identifies the 25 most expensive markets in the country for long-term care. Click through to see the top 10 most expensive markets or see the full list in a single-page version here.

10. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif. 10. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, Calif.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $130,283
Rank in 2009: 12

Image by Flickr User: Alain Picard

9. Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Wash. 9. Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, Wash.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $131,750
Rank in 2009: 20

Image by Flickr User: Bryce Edwards

8. San Diego, Calif. 8. San Diego, Calif.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $135,554
Rank in 2009: 15

Image by Flickr User: Clifton Morris

7. Rochester, N.Y. 7. Rochester, N.Y.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $141,244
Rank in 2009: 8

Image by Flickr User: Rich Engelbrecht

6. Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, Mass. 6. Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, Mass.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $146,372
Rank in 2009: 6

Image by Flickr User: Emmanuel Huybrechts

5. Hartford, Conn. 5. Hartford, Conn.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $154.118
Rank in 2009: 3

Image by Flickr User: Axel Drainville

4. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, N.Y. 4. Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, N.Y.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $155,180
Rank in 2009: 5

Image by Flickr User: Joseph

3. New York-Long Island, N.Y.-Northern N.J. 3. New York-Long Island, N.Y.-Northern N.J.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $155,180
Rank in 2009: 4

Image by Flickr User: Prayitno

2. Anchorage, Alaska 2. Anchorage, Alaska

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $156,950
Rank in 2009: 1

Image by Flickr User: Jody Overstreet

1. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn. 1. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn.

Nursing Home Private Room Annual Rate: $159,359
Rank in 2009: 2

Image by Flickr User: 826 Paranormal