South Dakota Ranked Top State to Retire In

Here Are the Best (and Worst) States to Retire

South Dakota probably isn't the first state that springs to mind when Americans look for places to retire. You can also see each state's rankings in the seven categories they were ranked on.

In addition to NY, the bottom five states included New Mexico, Maryland, Louisiana and Arkansas.

The Big Apple ranks at the bottom in cost of living and second to last in taxes, making it the worst state to retire in the U.S.

South Dakota's score was based in part on residents' contentedness, and the fact that the state has no income tax.

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Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida fill out the other top five spots. 'What we think we want in retirement may not be what we need in retirement'. 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.

More positively, the Garden State was fourth-lowest of all states for crime, No. 10 for quality health care and No. 11 for cultural vitality.

Louisiana: The Southern state is not great for retirement either as its near the bottom in crime, culture and health care quality. Gallup's State of American Well-Being series enlists more than 2.5 million surveys to judge how people feel about five aspects of their lives: goal (a reason to get up in the morning), social (loving and meaningful relationships), financial (lack of money stress), community (love where you live) and physical (good health).

The full ranking of all 50 states is below.

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