Study Ranks Kentucky Worst State in U.S. to Retire

Jan 17, 2020
Originally published on January 15, 2020 12:38 pm

A new study found that Kentucky is the worst state in the nation to retire. The study by the personal finance website WalletHub is based on factors including affordability, health care, and overall quality of life. 

The survey also ranked states on whether they have an elder-friendly labor market, because many older adults continue to work at least part-time to make ends meet.   

Kentucky’s rank of 48 in health care, and 46 in quality of life, helped drag it to the bottom of the list.


Indiana ranked 34 overall and Tennessee came in at 45.

Florida has not lost its appeal to retirees. The Sunshine State came in at number one in the rankings.

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