Arizona Not A Top Retirement Destination

Arizona could not crack the top 10 of the best retirement destinations in a recent survey. Arizona’s overall rating is 13th according to WalletHub’s in-depth analysis identifying 2017’s Best & Worst States to Retire.

To help retirees find a retirement- and wallet-friendly place to call home, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 31 key metrics. The data set ranges from “adjusted cost of living” to “weather” to “quality of public hospitals.”

Best States to Retire Worst States to Retire
1 Florida 42 Arkansas
2 Wyoming 43 Kentucky
3 South Dakota 44 Vermont
4 Iowa 45 New Mexico
5 Colorado 46 New Jersey
6 Idaho 47 Hawaii
7 South Carolina 48 Connecticut
8 Nevada 49 District of Columbia
9 Delaware 50 Alaska
10 Wisconsin 51 Rhode Island

Best vs. Worst

  • Mississippi has the lowest adjusted cost-of-living index for retirees, 85.6, which is 1.9 times lower than in Hawaii, where it is highest at 165.3.
  • Louisiana has the lowest annual cost of in-home services, $34,892, which is 1.8 times lower than in North Dakota, where it is highest at $63,972.
  • Alaska has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older working, 22.34 percent, which is 1.8 times higher than in West Virginia, where it is lowest at 12.32 percent.
  • Florida has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older, 18.6 percent, which is 2.1 times higher than in Alaska, where it is lowest at 9.0 percent.
  • Vermont has the lowest property-crime rate per 1,000 residents, 14.07, which is 3.3 times lower than in the District of Columbia, where it is highest at 46.76.

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