No matter where you choose to retire, you’ll be able to sleep in late, go for long walks in the afternoon and work on that book you always wanted to write.
But when it comes to your budget, health, safety and overall quality of life, the state you live in really does matter.
Every year, multiple studies claim they can show you which states are best or worst for retirement. They almost never agree, so we’ve averaged three of this year’s state rankings into one master list.
Here are the 25 states to write off your short list, counting down from bad to worst.
Editor’s Note: List of all 50 states ranked at end of article…