2013's 11 best states for retirement

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5 2013 11:03 p.m. MST

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Best areas in the study: Economic factors (No. 3 in the nation), Life expectancies (No. 8 in the nation)


Worst areas in the study: Climate (No. 45 in the nation), Senior population (No. 31 in the nation)



Utah got outstanding scores for economic factors, and its crime rates are relatively low while its life expectancies are fairly high.

Now that you know MoneyRates.com's picks, what are yours? If you are retired, what factors did you consider in choosing a retirement destination? What do you like or regret about your decision?

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SamSmith
Bronx, NY

Temperature inversions?

oldschooler
USA, TX

Suggestion: El Paso Texas, safest city in the nation for at least two years in a row, Cheap housing and also next to Juarez Mexico in case you want to buy inexpensive avocados, economy is regular but with a decent retirment you can live like a king, the sun city, not too hot and not too cold. Extras: Chico's Tacos.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

We're #1...er...make that 10...

New license plate motto...

Greatest #10 on Earth...

Perfect.

JLFuller
Boise, ID

Gosh I hate to brag but all you cricket stompers ought to think about re-locating up here. Maybe the best thing is actually going to a Boise State football game! I think you would drop this crush thing you all have for things Cougar. Just looking out for you best interests you understand. :)

JLFuller
Boise, ID

I forgot to add that we are getting a new temple too. A big rascal - some 60,000 square feet I think. If that doesn't prove God really does live in Idaho then what does?

I Choose Freedom
Atlanta, GA

Keep talking JLFuller, you've almost convinced me.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Huh? Hawaii and Minnesota have the same No. 25 climate rating?

"Lucy, you got some splainin' to do!"

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

I agree on El Paso ...Texas in general. No income tax, good climate, safe, aggressive inheritance tax, housing cost, roads, good gun laws, air connections, temples..... all 26 statewide offices held by Republicans so things will remain good for some time.

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