No. 7: Montana
Bankrate's ranking found a lot to like in Montana. It's one of four states to receive above-average scores in all the criteria considered: cost of living, crime, health care quality, taxes, weather and wellness.
Montana may not have beaches or year-round sun. But it's still a place where retirees can enjoy above-average weather and good health care while saving money with a relatively low tax rate. It's also considered relatively safe, with a below-average crime rate. And residents enjoy living there, according to a nearly continuous survey by Gallup-Healthways.