The 10 Worst States to Retire In: They're Frosty and Costly

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BostonTopRetirements.com has compiled a list of the 10 worst states in which to retire, based on five factors: fiscal health, property taxes, income taxes, cost of living and climate.

Now, this list comes with the important caveat that every retirement is unique. You don't get to choose, for instance, where your friends and family live, and proximity to them could be a major factor in your decision. And the way the criteria are weighted may not match your person preferences. Maybe you like living somewhere that has really intense winters. Perhaps the list ignores an issue that's vital to you. Even so, it's a good place to start.

This year's Worst 10 List features three new arrivals -- Vermont, Minnesota and Maine -- meaning three other states have escaped retirement infamy: Ohio, Nevada and California. Read on to find out which states weren't so lucky.


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