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The Best States To Retire


Are you dreaming of the day when you can say goodbye to the office and head to a beach for good? While you may have a specific place in mind for the latter part of your life, not every state is all that great for it, and a new report reveals which ones are the best and the worst.

  • WalletHub looked at all 50 states to determine which are the best and worst to retire to.
  • They judged each state based on 47 key indicators including things like affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life.

Now we we’ve all heard jokes about Florida being filled with old people, and they’re funny, because apparently they are true.

  • Florida once again tops the list as the best state to retire in.
  • The Sunshine state scored a 63.02 out of 100 and landing at two for affordability, and five for overall quality of life as well.
  • Alabama, which ranks 39th overall, is tops for affordability, while Minnesota, 16th overall, is tops for quality of life and health care.

Ten Best States For Retirement

  1. Florida
  2. Colorado
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Utah
  5. Wyoming
  6. Delaware
  7. Virginia
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Idaho
  10. Iowa
  • On the flipside, retirees are going to want to stay clear of Kentucky, which is dead last and scores only a 41.89, and is near the bottom for quality of life and healthcare. As for the overall least affordable state to retire in, that would be New York.

Click here to see where your state falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub

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