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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
2. Utah
3. Idaho
4. New Hampshire
5. Florida
6. Montana
6.North Carolina
8. Wyoming
9. Nebraska
10. Mississippi

11. Hawaii
12. Massachusetts
13. Virginia
14. Michigan
15. Missouri
16. Iowa
17. Colorado
17. Texas
19. Delaware
20. North Dakota

21. Tennessee
22. Maine
22. Indiana
24. Alabama
25. Kansas
26. Vermont
26. Wisconsin
28. Minnesota
29. Arizona
30. Kentucky

31. Pennsylvania
32. New Jersey
33. West Virginia
34. Rhode Island
35. Connecticut
36. Alaska
37. Georgia
38. Ohio
39. Oregon
40. Oklahoma

41. South Carolina
42. Nevada
43. Washington
44. Illinois
45. California
46. Arkansas
47. Louisiana
48. Maryland
48. New Mexico
50. New York

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Aimee Lee Webber
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.