Bankrate’s “Best and Worst States to Retire” list ranks all 50 states according to their cost of living, crime rate (violent and property crimes), health care quality, state and local tax burden, personal well-being for seniors and weather (temperature, percentage of sunshine, humidity). The overall ranks of 1 to 50 go from best to worst. For more on how we ranked the states, check out our story “How we ranked Best & Worst States to Retire.”

Check out how your state ranks for retirement

Overall rank State Cost of living Crime rate Community well-being Health care quality Tax rate Weather
1 Wyoming 19 5 20 37 1 8
2 Colorado 30 25 6 14 19 3
3 Utah 7 22 19 7 23 6
4 Idaho 3 2 27 21 27 7
5 Virginia 22 4 15 13 21 10
6 Iowa 11 12 4 5 22 39
7 Montana 27 19 8 24 13 9
8 South Dakota 26 11 31 15 3 29
9 Arizona 32 41 2 22 17 5
10 Nebraska 9 20 16 11 26 21
11 Minnesota 33 15 5 1 45 48
12 Maine 38 3 28 4 37 27
13 North Dakota 29 10 23 16 15 43
14 Kansas 10 32 13 25 25 17
15 Vermont 41 1 3 10 42 35
16 New Hampshire 39 7 17 6 7 49
17 Wisconsin 25 13 21 3 46 46
18 Massachusetts 43 21 22 2 40 11
19 Delaware 37 42 7 8 36 18
20 Michigan 18 29 14 17 30 45
21 Pennsylvania 34 16 36 23 41 22
22 Washington 36 36 9 19 24 40
23 Texas 14 38 37 41 4 23
24 North Carolina 28 33 30 30 34 19
25 South Carolina 24 48 26 35 (tie) 9 16
26 Illinois 21 24 32 32 38 36
27 Nevada 35 44 45 43 8 4
28 Florida 31 39 18 35 (tie) 20 28
29 Indiana 5 30 34 40 29 34
30 Tennessee 2 47 40 38 (tie) 6 24
31 California 46 31 10 34 47 2
32 Maryland 40 34 11 27 44 13
33 Georgia 15 35 33 42 16 20
34 Ohio 17 27 41 31 33 37
35 Alabama 12 43 35 33 10 41
36 Mississippi 1 23 44 47 11 42
37 New Mexico 13 50 38 48 14 1
38 Rhode Island 42 18 46 9 43 12
39 Connecticut 48 6 24 12 48 14
40 Oklahoma 4 40 29 49 12 26
41 Oregon 44 28 12 29 35 31
42 Missouri 16 37 39 38 (tie) 18 38
43 Kentucky 6 9 49 45 (tie) 28 33
44 Hawaii 50 26 1 20 31 32
45 New Jersey 45 8 43 18 49 15
46 Louisiana 20 49 48 45 (tie) 5 44
47 West Virginia 23 14 50 50 32 47
48 Alaska 49 46 25 28 2 50
49 New York 47 17 42 26 50 25
50 Arkansas 8 45 47 44 39 30

Sources: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Healthways; the Council for Community and Economic Research; the FBI; the Tax Foundation; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

See how your state ranked in 2014.