WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC across three categories. Affordability, quality of life, and health care. Florida is the best state to retire. Rhode Island is the worst.
Lowest adjusted cost of living: Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Kentucky.
Highest adjusted cost of living: Hawaii, Washington D.C., Alaska, California, Massachusetts,
Highest life expectancy: Hawaii, Minnesota, California, Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts
Lowest life expectancy: Mississippi, West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma
Lowest property-crime rate: Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Idaho.
Highest property-crime rate: Washington D.C., Hawaii, New Mexico, Washington, Louisiana.
Highest percent of people 65 and older: Florida, Maine, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Vermont.
Lowest percent of people 65 and older: Alaska, Utah, Texas, Washington D.C., Georgia.
Most museums per capita: New York, California, Kansas, Main, Massachusetts.
Fewest theaters per capita: Utah, West Virginia, Nevada, Hawaii, Massachusetts.
Best states to retire: Florida, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, Nevada, Delaware, Wisconsin.
Worst states to retire: Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, New Mexico, Vermont, Kentucky.