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5 Best and Worst States for Retirees

Thinking Florida? Think again
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2017 5:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – Think Florida is the ideal spot to retire? There are far better, according to Bankrate. The Sunshine State came in only at the No. 17 spot on Bankrate's list of the best states for retirees, based on cost of living, quality of health care, crime, weather, and other factors. Unfortunately for sun worshippers, the states that came out on top tend to be a bit chilly. The best and worst states:

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Best:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Colorado
  3. Maine
  4. Iowa
  5. Minnesota
Worst:
  1. Alaska
  2. West Virginia
  3. Arkansas
  4. New Mexico
  5. Louisiana
Click for the full list or see the best and worst cities for retirees. (Read more retirement stories.)

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