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Best States In Which To Retire

(KFOR NEWS  January 14, 2020)  26% of non-retired adults haven’t saved any money for retirement.  For those who can retire, a good question to ask is where.

WalletHub compared affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life and ranks Nebraska 25th best state in which to retire.  Nebraska came in 39th for affordability, 20th for quality of life and 10th for health care.

Best States to Retire Worst States to Retire
1. Florida 41. Louisiana
2. Colorado 42. New York
3. New Hampshire 43. Mississippi
4. Utah 44. Arkansas
5. Wyoming 45. Tennessee
6. Delaware 46. West Virginia
7. Virginia 47. New Jersey
8. Wisconsin 48. Rhode Island
9. Idaho 49. New Mexico
10. Iowa 50. Kentucky

Best vs. Worst

  • Mississippi has the lowest adjusted cost-of-living index for retirees, 84.51, which is 2.4 times lower than in Hawaii, where it is highest at 200.27.
  • Louisiana has the lowest median annual cost of elderly housekeeping, $38,621, which is 1.8 times lower than in Washington, where it is highest at $68,640.
  • Vermont has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older still working, 24.39 percent, which is 1.8 times higher than in West Virginia, where it is lowest at 13.84 percent.
  • Maine has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older, 20.60 percent, which is 1.9 times higher than in Utah, where it is lowest at 11.10 percent.

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