Here Are The Best (And Worst) States For Retirees, 2018: You Won’t Believe
New York is the worst state for retirees, and South Dakota’s the best, according to a new report from Bankrate. Not a huge surprise given — the landlocked state and home to Mount Rushmore is one of the most tax-friendly states in the U.S. (which is very important for those living on a fixed income). The report analyzed seven factors from cost of living, crime, culture, health-care quality, taxes, weather, to overall well-being, found South Dakota to be the ideal spot for retirees.
The worst state for retirees?
New York came in last, with New Mexico and Maryland tied for the second-worst spot to retire.
The best state for retirees?
South Dakota came out on top with the best overall score. Utah was the second best state for retirees, beating out Idaho (No. 3), New Hampshire (No. 4), and Florida (No. 5).
Want to know where your retirement destination state ranked?
1. South Dakota
4. New Hampshire
20. North Dakota
32. New Jersey
33. West Virginia
34. Rhode Island
41. South Carolina
48. New Mexico
50. New York
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