States to retire in, ranked by cost of living

Updated on April 17, 2021

By Lara McCaffery

When we reach retirement age, a lot of us plan to move to that dream state we always pictured ourselves growing old in. Some of us move for lower costs of living, better healthcare, and friendlier tax laws, and others move for better weather and family.

We ranked 50 states from the highest cost of living to the lowest, with data on tax breaks, annual income, and healthcare costs. These were taken from Kiplinger, Milken Institute, National Association of Realtors, Bureau of Labor Statistics and more.

Remember, it’s important to consult various sources when considering retirement. Take our list with a grain of salt as it’s written for entertainment purposes only.