Published: Sun, July 15, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Bankrate.com names South Dakota best state to retire in

Bankrate.com names South Dakota best state to retire in

Crunching data from several sources, Bankrate said that South Dakota is the best state to retire in, and NY is the worst.

California: The seaside state is near the bottom for cost of living and taxes. And unfortunately for those in the northeast, NY landed at the bottom, due in large part to its cost of living being higher than any other state in the union.

South Dakota led the survey, followed by Utah, Idaho and New Hampshire. 'What we think we want in retirement may not be what we need in retirement'.

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The study found Maryland tied with New Mexico for the second worst place for retirees to settle. The cost of living is among the most important factors due to the fact that a comfortable retirement is affordable, while health care quality also matters as you get up in age. The things that make you happy that give meaning to your life, your social relationships, your spousal relationships, all inform your happiness when you retire'.

Illinois' worst categories were cost of living (#36), well-being (#36), and cultural vitality (#35).

IL has been ranked as the 7th worst state for retirement. The Bayou State fared poorly for having high crime, bad health care and high taxes, while Arkansas had low scores on culture, health care and crime. All of these categories then factor into a final ranking out of 50.

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