2013's 10 worst states for retirement

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 5 2013 11:02 p.m. MST

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There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing a place for your retirement, and your personal preferences will determine which are the most important. Still, the 10 places on MoneyRates.com's Worst States to Retire 2013 list all have drawbacks that may concern virtually any retiree.

To construct this list, MoneyRates.com examined a range of different factors that are likely to matter to retirees:

Size of the senior population Economic factors, including cost of living, taxes and unemployment Crime rates Climate Life expectancy at age 65

In turn, data from a variety of government sources were used to score all 50 states in each of the above categories and rank them accordingly. When these rankings were combined, the result was a listing of states from best to worst in terms of conditions for retirees.

So which states landed at the bottom of the list? Here are the 10 worst states for retirees, starting with the worst:

  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
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