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Best, worst states to retire, according to Bankrate.com

What are the best and worst states to retire? Bankrate.com ranked each state in 7 categories, including cost of living, taxes, health care quality, weather, crime, cultural vitality and well-being, and put them in order from best to worst.

See where the best places to spend your golden years are, and where you should move on from as you get closer to retirement. 

1.) South Dakota

This Sept. 3, 2017 photo shows a herd
Photo Credit: AP/Beth J. Harpaz

Cost of Living rank: 19
Crime rank: 21
Culture rank: 10
Health care quality rank: 12
Taxes rank: 2
Weather rank: 38
Well-being rank: 1

 

2.) Utah

FILE - This Oct. 26, 2017, file photo,
Photo Credit: AP/Rick Bowmer

Cost of Living rank: 22
Crime rank: 25
Culture rank: 15
Health care quality rank: 10
Taxes rank: 8
Weather rank: 32
Well-being rank: 9

3.) Idaho

This Sept. 7, 2017 photo shows visitors at
Photo Credit: AP/Beth J. Harpaz

Cost of Living rank: 12
Crime rank: 4
Culture rank: 31
Health care quality rank: 8
Taxes rank: 20
Weather rank: 41
Well-being rank: 8

4.) New Hampshire

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file
Photo Credit: AP/Jim Cole

Cost of Living rank: 43
Crime rank: 1
Culture rank: 9
Health care quality rank: 5
Taxes rank: 7
Weather rank: 43
Well-being rank: 7

5.) Florida

A street is empty after many residents have
Photo Credit: Bloomberg/Jayme Gershen

Cost of Living rank: 27
Crime rank: 33
Culture rank: 26
Health care quality rank: 36
Taxes rank: 4
Weather rank: 2
Well-being rank: 12

6.) Montana (tie)

This Sept. 4, 2017 image shows hikers on
Photo Credit: AP/Beth J. Harpaz

Cost of Living rank: 23
Crime rank: 26
Culture rank: 7
Health care quality rank: 19
Taxes rank: 6
Weather rank: 45
Well-being rank: 10

6). North Carolina (tie)

FILE - This 2003, file photo, shows the
Photo Credit: AP/Joshua Corsa

Cost of Living rank: 12
Crime rank: 29
Culture rank: 40
Health care quality rank: 30
Taxes rank: 11
Weather rank: 12
Well-being rank: 19

8.) Wyoming

** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **This undated image provided
Photo Credit: AP

Cost of Living rank: 28
Crime rank: 9
Culture rank: 16
Health care quality rank: 22
Taxes rank: 1
Weather rank: 46
Well-being rank: 16

9.) Nebraska

Nebraska head coach Scott Frost waves to the
Photo Credit: AP/John Peterson

Cost of Living rank: 17
Crime rank: 18
Culture rank: 25
Health care quality rank: 12
Taxes rank: 25
Weather rank: 29
Well-being rank: 17

10.) Mississippi

Iliana Norbut adjusts the sun hat on her
Photo Credit: AP/Rogelio V. Solis

Cost of Living rank: 1
Crime rank: 23
Culture rank: 48
Health care quality rank: 26
Taxes rank: 24
Weather rank: 5
Well-being rank: 47

11.) Hawaii

FILE - In this July 7, 2014, file
Photo Credit: AP/Marco Garcia

Cost of Living rank: 48
Crime rank: 35
Culture rank: 3
Health care quality rank: 17
Taxes rank: 27
Weather rank: 1
Well-being rank: 3

12. Massachusetts

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2007, file
Photo Credit: AP/Michael Dwyer

Cost of Living rank: 46
Crime rank: 14
Culture rank: 12
Health care quality rank: 3
Taxes rank: 22
Weather rank: 34
Well-being rank: 11

13.) Virginia

Snow falls over the Governor's Palace in Colonial
Photo Credit: AP/Alexa Welch Edlund

Cost of Living rank: 30
Crime rank: 4
Culture rank: 17
Health care quality rank: 24
Taxes rank: 31
Weather rank: 16
Well-being rank: 18

14. Michigan

In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, photo, trucks
Photo Credit: AP/Paul Sancya

Cost of Living rank: 4
Crime rank: 23
Culture rank: 27
Health care quality rank: 32
Taxes rank: 12
Weather rank: 40
Well-being rank: 32
 

15.) Missouri

Fireworks explode over the Mississippi River in front
Photo Credit: AP/David Carson

Cost of Living rank: 3
Crime rank: 41
Culture rank: 28
Health care quality rank: 35
Taxes rank: 16
Weather rank: 17
Well-being rank: 39

16. Iowa

In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, photo, the
Photo Credit: AP/Charlie Neibergall

Cost of Living rank: 11
Crime rank: 16
Culture rank: 18
Health care quality rank: 12
Taxes rank: 40
Weather rank: 33
Well-being rank: 21

17.) Colorado (tie)

The sky turns red as the sun sets
Photo Credit: AP/David Zalubowski

Cost of Living rank: 35
Crime rank: 28
Culture rank: 12
Health care quality rank: 15
Taxes rank: 18
Weather rank: 37
Well-being rank: 7

17.) Texas (tie)

FILE - In this March 19, 2016, file
Photo Credit: AP/David J. Phillip

Cost of Living rank: 20
Crime rank: 36
Culture rank: 43
Health care quality rank: 44
Taxes rank: 13
Weather rank: 4
Well-being rank: 13

19.) Delaware

Funland, an amusement park on the boardwalk in
Photo Credit: The Washington Post/Michael S. Williamson

Cost of Living rank: 32
Crime rank: 40
Culture rank: 24
Health care quality rank: 6
Taxes rank: 15
Weather rank: 18
Well-being rank: 40

20.) North Dakota

Bison cross the Little Missouri River in Theodore
Photo Credit: Alamy /Danita Delimont

Cost of Living rank: 29
Crime rank: 17
Culture rank: 14
Health care quality rank: 8
Taxes rank: 30
Weather rank: 49
Well-being rank: 5
 

21.) Tennessee

Elvis Presley fans enter the "Elvis Presley's Memphis"
Photo Credit: AP/Mark Humphrey

Cost of Living rank: 7
Crime rank: 45
Culture rank: 36
Health care quality rank: 46
Taxes rank: 14
Weather rank: 13
Well-being rank: 29
 

22.) Maine (tie)

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file
Photo Credit: AP/Robert F. Bukaty

Cost of Living rank: 39
Crime rank: 2
Culture rank: 8
Health care quality rank: 4
Taxes rank: 28
Weather rank: 47
Well-being rank: 24
 

22.) Indiana (tie)

Ed Carpenter leads the field into the first
Photo Credit: AP/R Brent Smith

Cost of Living rank: 9
Crime rank: 30
Culture rank: 42
Health care quality rank: 38
Taxes rank: 9
Weather rank: 25
Well-being rank: 42
 

24.) Alabama

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2003, file
Photo Credit: AP/Dave Martin

Cost of Living rank: 6
Crime rank: 44
Culture rank: 47
Health care quality rank: 17
Taxes rank: 35
Weather rank: 7
Well-being rank: 38
 

25.) Kansas

FILE - This March 3, 2004 file photo
Photo Credit: AP/Orlin Wagner

Cost of Living rank: 14
Crime rank: 31
Culture rank: 34
Health care quality rank: 32
Taxes rank: 23
Weather rank: 19
Well-being rank: 33
 

26.) Vermont (tie)

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015 file
Photo Credit: AP/Wilson Ring

Cost of Living rank: 41
Crime rank: 3
Culture rank: 1
Health care quality rank: 2
Taxes rank: 47
Weather rank: 44
Well-being rank: 2
 

26.) Wisconsin (tie)

Rick Giese of Appleton digs out of the
Photo Credit: AP/Dan Powers

Cost of Living rank: 21
Crime rank: 15
Culture rank: 19
Health care quality rank: 6
Taxes rank: 38
Weather rank: 42
Well-being rank: 27
 

28.) Minnesota

FILE - This Sept. 25, 2015, file photo,
Photo Credit: AP/Jim Mone

Cost of Living rank: 26
Crime rank: 11
Culture rank: 23
Health care quality rank: 1
Taxes rank: 46
Weather rank: 48
Well-being rank: 4
 

29.) Arizona

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2005, file
Photo Credit: AP/Rick Hossman

Cost of Living rank: 34
Crime rank: 43
Culture rank: 39
Health care quality rank: 27
Taxes rank: 21
Weather rank: 11
Well-being rank: 15
 

30.) Kentucky

In this image taken with a tilt-shift lens,
Photo Credit: AP/Morry Gash

Cost of Living rank: 9
Crime rank: 10
Culture rank: 46
Health care quality rank: 39
Taxes rank: 33
Weather rank: 15
Well-being rank: 45
 

31.) Pennsylvania

An Amish buggy rides along a snowy Main
Photo Credit: AP/Jose F. Moreno

Cost of Living rank: 31
Crime rank: 12
Culture rank: 30
Health care quality rank: 21
Taxes rank: 26
Weather rank: 30
Well-being rank: 34
 

32.) New Jersey

In this Monday, March 5, 2018 photo, men
Photo Credit: AP/Seth Wenig

Cost of Living rank: 42
Crime rank: 4
Culture rank: 11
Health care quality rank: 10
Taxes rank: 50
Weather rank: 24
Well-being rank: 28
 

33.) West Virginia

This March 15, 2018 photo shows Moundsville, W.Va.,
Photo Credit: AP/Paul Vernon

Cost of Living rank: 18
Crime rank: 19
Culture rank: 38
Health care quality rank: 43
Taxes rank: 19
Weather rank: 22
Well-being rank: 50
 

34.) Rhode Island

FILE--In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, museum-goers
Photo Credit: AP/Steven Senne

Cost of Living rank: 40
Crime rank: 8
Culture rank: 6
Health care quality rank: 16
Taxes rank: 41
Weather rank: 28
Well-being rank: 41

 

35.) Connecticut

The replica Viking ship Draken Harald Harfagre passes
Photo Credit: AP/Sean D. Elliot

Cost of Living rank: 44
Crime rank: 4
Culture rank: 4
Health care quality rank: 23
Taxes rank: 44
Weather rank: 31
Well-being rank: 20
 

36.) Alaska

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018, file
Photo Credit: AP/Mark Thiessen

Cost of Living rank: 44
Crime rank: 49
Culture rank: 5
Health care quality rank: 27
Taxes rank: 3
Weather rank: 50
Well-being rank: 25
 

37.) Georgia

This April 20, 2017 photo shows the Eugene
Photo Credit: AP/Sally Hale

Cost of Living rank: 15
Crime rank: 38
Culture rank: 49
Health care quality rank: 40
Taxes rank: 36
Weather rank: 6
Well-being rank: 31
 

38.) Ohio

The Cleveland skyline from the North Coast Harbor
Photo Credit: Positively Cleveland/Cody York

Cost of Living rank: 5
Crime rank: 20
Culture rank: 33
Health care quality rank: 36
Taxes rank: 45
Weather rank: 26
Well-being rank: 44
 

39.) Oregon

People sunbathe and cool off in the Willamette
Photo Credit: AP/Don Ryan

Cost of Living rank: 37
Crime rank: 27
Culture rank: 22
Health care quality rank: 42
Taxes rank: 10
Weather rank: 35
Well-being rank: 35
 

40. Oklahoma

The Oklahoma City skyline at dusk from across
Photo Credit: iStock

Cost of Living rank: 7
Crime rank: 41
Culture rank: 44
Health care quality rank: 47
Taxes rank: 32
Weather rank: 10
Well-being rank: 46
 

41.) South Carolina

The Sea Pine Resort on Hilton Head Island,
Photo Credit: NONE/Handout

Cost of Living rank: 23
Crime rank: 46
Culture rank: 41
Health care quality rank: 27
Taxes rank: 37
Weather rank: 8
Well-being rank: 37
 

42.) Nevada

FILE- In this Wednesday, May 29, 2013, photo,
Photo Credit: AP/Julie Jacobson

Cost of Living rank: 33
Crime rank: 38
Culture rank: 32
Health care quality rank: 47
Taxes rank: 5
Weather rank: 27
Well-being rank: 43
 

43.) Washington

SEATTLE, WA., SEPT. 14,--SKYLINE--From the Smith Tower on

Cost of Living rank: 38
Crime rank: 37
Culture rank: 29
Health care quality rank: 34
Taxes rank: 17
Weather rank: 36
Well-being rank: 22
 

44.) Illinois

Chicago Skyline Aerial View
Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto/ferrantraite

Cost of Living rank: 36
Crime rank: 25
Culture rank: 35
Health care quality rank: 30
Taxes rank: 29
Weather rank: 23
Well-being rank: 36
 

45.) California

SAN DIEGO, CA - FEBRUARY 12: In this
Photo Credit: Getty Images/U.S. Navy

Cost of Living rank: 49
Crime rank: 32
Culture rank: 20
Health care quality rank: 19
Taxes rank: 48
Weather rank: 14
Well-being rank: 14
 

46.) Arkansas

FILE - This Wednesday, May 13, 2015 file
Photo Credit: AP/Danny Johnston

Cost of Living rank: 2
Crime rank: 47
Culture rank: 50
Health care quality rank: 50
Taxes rank: 39
Weather rank: 9
Well-being rank: 48
 

47.) Louisiana

The ferry boat, bottom right, crosses the Mississippi
Photo Credit: AP/Gerald Herbert

Cost of Living rank: 16
Crime rank: 48
Culture rank: 45
Health care quality rank: 44
Taxes rank: 42
Weather rank: 3
Well-being rank: 49
 

48.) Maryland

This April 6, 2014 photo shows the Maryland
Photo Credit: AP/Brian Witte

Cost of Living rank: 47
Crime rank: 33
Culture rank: 21
Health care quality rank: 24
Taxes rank: 43
Weather rank: 20
Well-being rank: 30
 

49.) New Mexico

Travel Section story on Albuquerque , New Mexico
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Cost of Living rank: 22
Crime rank: 50
Culture rank: 37
Health care quality rank: 49
Taxes rank: 34
Weather rank: 21
Well-being rank: 26
 

50.) New York

F16XEF Brooklyn Bridge and the Lower Manhattan skyline
Photo Credit: Alamy

Cost of Living rank: 50
Crime rank: 13
Culture rank: 13
Health care quality rank: 41
Taxes rank: 49
Weather rank: 39
Well-being rank: 23
 

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