10 best states for retirement

There’s a lot to consider when employees think about retiring. A good question for workers to ask themselves is not only when they plan to retire, but where.

According to recent data from the Federal Reserve, nearly 25% of non-retired adults haven’t saved any money for retirement. But employees may get in better financial shape for their post-work years by relocating to a state that lowers their cost of living without requiring a drastic change in lifestyle.

To help inform employees on the best and worst places to retire, financial website WalletHub has compared states across three key metrics: affordability, quality of life and healthcare.

Affordability was calculated using metrics such as tax-cut friendliness and adjusted cost of living. Quality of life measured areas including crime rates and water and air quality. Lastly, healthcare put weight on areas including facilities, physicians per capita and life expectancies.

According to WalletHub’s research, these states come out on top. (To see the 10 worst states for retirement, click here.)

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10. Minnesota
Total score: 59.88
Affordability score (ranked out of 50): 43
Quality of life score (ranked out of 50): 1
Healthcare score (ranked out of 50): 1
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9. Pennsylvania
Total score: 59.94
Affordability score: 23
Quality of life score: 5
Healthcare score: 22
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8. Wyoming
Total score: 60.13
Affordability score: 8
Quality of life score: 12
Healthcare score: 36
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7. Iowa
Total score: 60.41
Affordability score: 27
Quality of life score: 8
Healthcare score: 10
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6. Utah
Total score: 60.73
Affordability score: 16
Quality of life score: 14
Healthcare score: 16
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5. Virginia
Total score: 60.82
Affordability score: 14
Quality of life score: 13
Healthcare score: 24
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4. New Hampshire
Total score: 61.80
Affordability score: 25
Quality of life score: 3
Healthcare score: 9
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3. Colorado
Total score: 62.19
Affordability score: 26
Quality of life score: 9
Healthcare score: 4
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2. South Dakota
Total score: 63.72
Affordability score: 9
Quality of life score: 22
Healthcare score: 5
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1. Florida
Total score: 65.60
Affordability score: 1
Quality of life score: 7
Healthcare score: 27