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The 20 worst U.S. cities to live in when you retire

The city of Stockton, California was named the worst U.S. city to live in when you retire by WalletHub, which ranked the 182 largest US cities for their suitability for retirement.

The list ranks the seaport city of Bridgeport in Connecticut as the second-worst city based on a score of 35.74 out of 100. The report said Bridgeport’s low score was mainly due to its low ranking for activities (No. 143) and affordability (No. 182 — the bottom of the list). The city does, however, rank within the top 100 for health care (No. 44).

Personal finance website scored each city on its list based on affordability, activities, quality of life, and available health care. The four categories were weighted equally, and each city was given a total score and then ranked, with the lowest overall score designating the worst city for retirees.

The 20 worst U.S. cities to live in when you retire

  1. Stockton, CA
  2. Bridgeport, CT
  3. Warwick, RI
  4. San Bernardino, CA
  5. Bakersfield, CA
  6. Newark, NJ
  7. Fresno, CA
  8. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  9. Baltimore, MD
  10. Providence, RI
  11. Riverside, CA
  12. Modesto, CA
  13. New Haven, CT
  14. Wichita, KS
  15. Chula Vista, CA
  16. Jersey City, NJ
  17. Fontana, CA
  18. Vancouver, WA
  19. Worcester, MA
  20. Tacoma, WA

The 10 best U.S. cities to live in when you retire

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Tampa, FL
  3. Scottsdale, AZ
  4. Charleston, SC
  5. Miami, FL
  6. Denver, CO
  7. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  8. Cape Coral, FL
  9. Minneapolis, MN
  10. Cheyenne, WY
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