You’ll Never Guess Which State Is No. 1 on the List of Best States for Retirees

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If you want a happy retirement, where you live is a big part of it. There are some states retirees can’t leave fast enough, just as there are some cities that are ideal for retirees. Now we know the best and worst states for retirees.

MoneyRates ranked the best states for retirees in the U.S., and Arizona and Florida didn’t come out on top. Here’s the state that did.

The 5 worst states to retire in

Before we let you know the 10 best states for retirees, we’re going to shine a light on the five states you should drop from your retirement list. MoneyRates looked at the environment, security, economy, and the weather to pick the worst states. Here are the five you should avoid in retirement.

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