(WKRG) — Florida, long a beacon for retirees, is rated the best state to retire to, according to a new study by WalletHub.com. The survey looked at affordability, quality of life, and quality of health care.
Alabama ranked 39th overall, despite being the second-best state to retire to based on affordability. Alabama ranked 46th for quality of life, and 48th for quality of health care. The ‘quality of life” index took into account things like pollution, public transportation, and public facilities.
Florida earned top marks overall by ranking first in affordability, seventh in quality of life, and 27th in quality of health care. South Dakota, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Virginia round out the geographically diverse top five.
The worst place to retire? Kentucky.
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