Looking For A Place To Settle? Here’s A List of the Top 10 States to Retire

Are you dreaming of the day when you can say goodbye to the office and head to a beach for good? While you may have a specific place in mind for the latter part of your life, not every state is all that great for it, and a new report reveals which ones are the best and the worst. 
Are you dreaming of the day when you can say goodbye to the office and head to a beach for good? While you may have a specific place in mind for the latter part of your life, not every state is all that great for it, and a new report reveals which ones are the best and the worst. 


Iowa, a Midwestern U.S. state, sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. It’s known for its landscape of rolling plains and cornfields. Landmarks in the capital, Des Moines, include the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the Des Moines Art Center, noted for its contemporary collections. The city of Cedar Rapids’ Museum of Art has paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood

WalletHub looked at all 50 states to determine which are the best and worst to retire to.

They judged each state based on 47 key indicators including things like affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life. 

Now we we’ve all heard jokes about Florida being filled with old people; not just funny, but also true! Not only is it the best state to retire in but Florida scored 63.02 out of 100 while landing in at two for affordability, five overall for quality of life! Far runners Alabama and Minnesota, 39th and 16th respectively, lead the pack in their own ways. Alabama is number one for affordability and Minnesota is tops for quality of life and health care!

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