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SC - Top Ten for Retirees

New Hampshire tops the list in a study that includes "good weather"


Hi Clinton Chronicle,

One in five South Carolinians are 65 or older, and with the state’s low cost of living and lack of social security taxes, it is no surprise that it might be a prime destination for retirees. 

My team at Retirement Living ranked the best and worst states for retirement in our new report, utilizing a mix of cost-of-living and quality-of-life metrics. According to our research, South Carolina ranked as the #10 best state for retirement, scoring well with factors like good weather, low taxes and low cost of living.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten:

#1 - New Hampshire

#2 - Maine

#3 - Iowa

#4 - Idaho

#5 - Mississippi

#6 - Delaware

#7 - Pennsylvania

#8 - Florida

#9 - Vermont

#10 - South Carolina

How did we find this data?

To identify the best and worst states for retirement, we analyzed 13 metrics across three categories: cost of living, quality of life, and healthcare. We relied on government data sources like the U.S. Census Bureau and FBI, surveyed 1,075 people aged 55 and older across the U.S., as well as Retirement Living's internal reviews.

Check out the full report for more details.

REPORT here.