If You're Ready to Retire, NH Might Be the Right Place
If you're an old fart, the Granite State is a good place for retirement.
Bankrate just announced the best and worst places to retire and New Hampshire ranked No. 4 for best places to retire.
Bankrate said New Hampshire is the safest state on the list but it also has a high cost of living, and those that retire in the Granite State must deal with the cold.
The best place to retire is North Dakota, followed by Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida.
The worst places to retire are Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico and New York.
Bankrate came to these conclusions by assembling seven relevant factors in the life of a retiree and also used government and expert sources to compare states against one another. They then asked the public in a 2017 survey how important the factors were in their retirement, once the results came in, Bankrate weighted them.
The seven categories surveyed were cost of living (20 percent), taxes (20 percent), health care quality (15 percent), weather (15 percent), crime (10 percent), cultural vitality (10 percent) and well-being (10 percent).