Retiring Soon? You May Want to Avoid Living in These Worst States for Retirement

Deciding how, when, and where to retire is not always an easy feat. Whether retirees are looking to avoid their Social Security benefits being taxed or are simply on the hunt for a more satisfying quality of life, retirement can be quite the balancing act. So, the bottom line is that affordability, quality of life, and access to healthcare reign supreme when it comes to choosing where to spend retirement.

Luckily, WalletHub analyzed 41 different metrics in order to determine which states in the union are the best and worst states to retire. When it comes to affordability, quality of life, and access to healthcare, these 15 states are hands-down the absolute worst states for retirees to live. 

15. Oklahoma

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The cost of living in Oklahoma is low, but so is life expectancy. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The Sooner state’s cost of living is one of the lowest, but then again so is its life expectancy. And while the state raves about how much bang retirees get for their bucks, Oklahoma appears to have a severe shortage of healthcare professionals. Furthermore, the high crime rate, extreme weather, and lack of proper public transportation leave much to be desired.

Next: This peach of a state may not be for retirees.

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