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Friday, August 03, 2012

Worst-Rated States For Retirement - Cost Of Living - Crime - Unemploym... - AARP

It's not uncommon to find a list of the best places to retire, either here or abroad. But a list of the worst places? That's what the folks at pulled together.

The finance website looked at such factors as crime rate, climate, longevity and economic conditions, including taxes, job opportunities and cost of living, to compile a ranking of the 10 worst states for retirement.

Some of the bottom dwellers might come as a surprise. Maine finished dead last in the rankings. The high cost of living and harsh climate dragged down the state's appeal to retirees. Joblessness and tax burdens weighed on runner-up Michigan. Massachusetts received a poor ranking because of cold weather and the cost of living.

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According to, the 10 worst states to retire in include Wisconsin, New York, Washington, Rhode Island, Maryland, Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan and...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm truly not surprise md. made the list.