Ohio in Top 20 Best States to Retire

Courtesy WalletHub

(CLEVELAND) Ohio ranked number seventeen on 2019’s Best States to Retire according to personal finance website WalletHub, who compared compared the 50 states across 46 key metrics. The study looked at everything from adjusted cost of living to weather to quality of public hospitals.

Ohio finished 20 for "Affordability" and 27 in "Quality of Life."

Best States to Retire

1. Florida

2.  South Dakota

3. Colorado

4. New Hampshire

5. Virginia

6. Utah

7. Iowa

8. Wyoming

9. Pennsylvania

10. Minnesota

Worst States to Retire 

41. Maryland

42. Louisiana

43. Mississippi

44. Arkansas

45. New Mexico

46. New Jersey

47. Vermont

48. West Virginia

49. Rhode Island

50. Kentucky

Best vs. Worst 

  • Arkansas has the lowest adjusted cost-of-living index for retirees, 85.95, which is 2.2 times lower than in Hawaii, where it is highest at 188.34.
  • Louisiana has the lowest median annual cost of elderly housekeeping, $36,608, which is 1.8 times lower than in Washington, where it is highest at $64,064.
  • Alaska has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older still working, 23.37 percent, which is 1.8 times higher than in West Virginia, where it is lowest at 12.83 percent.

 Florida has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older, 19.40 percent, which is 1.9 times higher than in Alaska, where it is lowest at 10.10 percent.

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