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Which State Should You Retire In? Let This Ranked List Guide You

New York or Florida? Mississippi or Kentucky?

Retirement is a time for many to start a new chapter in life. It can mean finally starting a new hobby, going on more vacations, and even moving to a new state to be closer to (or farther from!) family. If you or someone close to you is looking for ideas on where to retire, this list will guide you.


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This ranked list has statistics from a number of sources and the ranking is based on five categories that affect retirees’ decision as to where to live: affordability (40%), crime (5%), culture (15%), weather (15%) and wellness (25%).

Which state sounds most promising to you?