Best states to retire in: These are the top 10 ranked states based on life expectancy, tax friendliness, violent crime rates, health care costs, and cost-of-living.

Top 10 Best States to Retire In

Where should you retire? Here are some factors to consider.

Life expectancy: the average age a person lives to in the state.
Tax friendliness rank: given based on income, sales, inheritance, estate, and property tax rates.
Violent crime rate per 100,000 residents: violent crimes may vary from homicide to harassment.
Health care costs per capita: the health care cost for each person in a year.
Cost-of-living index: a theoretical index that measures differences in the price of goods and services,
  1. Idaho
    • 79.5 year life expectancy
    • 28 tax friendliness
    • 212.2 violent crime
    • 5.658 health care costs
    • 88.2 cost of living
  2. Utah
    • 80.2 year life expectancy
    • 37 tax friendliness
    • 215.6 violent crime
    • 5.031 health care costs
    • 92.4 cost of living
  3. North Dakota
    • 79.5 year life expectancy
    • 12 tax friendliness
    • 265.1 violent crime
    • 7,743 health care costs
    • 101.2 cost of living
  4. Hawaii
    • 81.3 year life expectancy
    • 19 tax friendliness
    • 259.2 violent crime
    • 6,856 health care costs
    • 168.6 cost of living
  5. Arizona
    • 79.6 year life expectancy
    • 5 tax friendliness
    • 399.9 violent crime
    • 5,434 health care costs
    • 98.8 cost of living
  6. Colorado
    • 80 year life expectancy
    • 2 tax friendliness
    • 309.1 violent crime
    • 5,994 health care costs
    • 101.9 cost of living
  7. Kentucky
    • 76 year life expectancy
    • 23 tax friendliness
    • 211.6 violent crime
    • 6,596 health care costs
    • 90 cost of living
  8. Georgia
    • 77.2 year life expectancy
    • 7 tax friendliness
    • 377.3 violent crime
    • 5,467 health care costs
    • 91.7 cost of living
  9. Iowa
    • 79.7 year life expectancy
    • 40 tax friendliness
    • 273.5 violent crime
    • 6,921 health care costs
    • 92 cost of living
  10. Kansas
    • 78.7 year life expectancy
    • 16 tax friendliness
    • 348.6 violent crime
    • 6,782 health care costs
    • 90.9 cost of living

Source: MoneySavingPro.com: https://www.moneysavingpro.com/studies/best-states-to-retire/#the-best-states-for-retirement