10 Best States for Retirement

Florida ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2021 1:00 PM CST
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Seniors won't get fall foliage in Florida, but they will get an affordable lifestyle with excellent quality of life, per WalletHub.   (Getty Images/CherriesJD)

If your golden years are approaching, or if early retirement is in the cards, where to decide to enjoy your post-work life can prove to be a challenge. WalletHub has tried to take some of the guesswork out of the process, examining nearly four dozen metrics in all 50 states, in three key categories: how affordable each state is for retirees (e.g., cost of living and tax friendliness); the quality of life, which includes such things as the weather, the crime rate, and the quality of air and drinking water; and health care, which looks at everything from life expectancy and the well-being index, to medical workers per capita and the quality of public hospitals. Florida comes in at No. 1 on the list. Read on for other states that made the top 10:

  1. Florida
  2. Colorado
  3. Delaware
  4. Virginia
  5. North Dakota
  6. Montana
  7. Idaho
  8. Utah
  9. Minnesota
  10. New Hampshire (No. 1 in "Quality of Life" category)
Check out the complete list here. (Health care is definitely important in your golden years. Here are the best states for it.)

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