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Top places to retire

New York is the second worst state for retirement, according to a new report from Bankrate. The analysis included cost of living, taxes, health care, crime and climate. The state's sky-high tax rates and high cost of living pushed it to the bottom of the worst states for retirees. New York finished 49th out of 50 states, beating out only Arkansas. Here is a look at the top nine states to retire in, according to bankrate.com

1. Wyoming

Wyoming finished first in bankrate.com's list of places
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Wyoming finished first in bankrate.com's list of places to retire. This is Grand Teton National Park one of the assets of Wyoming.

2. Colorado

Colorado ranked second in bankrate.com's list of places
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Colorado ranked second in bankrate.com's list of places to retire. This is the Denver skyline.

3. Utah

Summit Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah, which is
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Summit Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah, which is the third-best state to retire in, according to bankrate.com's new list.

4. Idaho

Idaho was fourth in bankrate.com's list of best
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Idaho was fourth in bankrate.com's list of best places to retire. With stunning views like this, we see why it ranked so high. Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the Eastern Snake River Plain.

5. Virginia

Virginia ranked fifth in bankrate.com's list. Here, a
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Virginia ranked fifth in bankrate.com's list. Here, a terrier is dressed as a Chia pet during the "Doggie Howl-o-ween Costume Contest" at a hotel in Alexandria, Va.

6. Iowa

Iowa placed sixth in bankrate.com's places to retire
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Iowa placed sixth in bankrate.com's places to retire list. This July 10, 2014 photo shows a mallard duck taking flight after feeding in a pond at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

7. Wyoming

Wyoming is seventh in bankrate.com's list of best
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Wyoming is seventh in bankrate.com's list of best states to retire in. Here is a view of the Crested Pool hot spring with its unique colors caused by brown, orange and yellow algae-like bacteria that thrive in the cooling water, turning the vivid aqua-blue to a murkier greenish brown, in the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on June 1, 2011.

8. South Dakota

Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, which
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Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, which finished eighth in best places to retire in bankrate.com's breakdown.

9. Arizona

Arizona is the ninth-best state to retire in,
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Arizona is the ninth-best state to retire in, according to bankrate.com. It's also home to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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