In terms of cost, quality of life, and health care, Kansas doesn't stand out. It's just that it's below average in all of these areas.
Total score: 46.76 out of 100 points
There is some good news for West Virginia retirees. The state is No. 1 for having the lowest annual cost of in-home services and No. 2 for having the best quality of life.
Total score: 46.44 out of 100 points
Oregon seems to be on this list mostly because of how expensive it is to live there. It ranks 41st in terms of affordability, but it does pretty well in terms of quality of life and health care.
Total score: 46.10 out of 100 points
Texas has one of the lowest shares of people who are 65 or older. Only Alaska and Utah have a lower share.
Total score: 45.90 out of 100 points
Rhode Island has a better health care ranking (No. 14) than many of the other states on this list, but its rankings for quality of life (No. 39) and affordability (also No. 39) are nothing to write home about.
Total score: 44.95 out of 100 points
Arkansas is the eighth most affordable state, but it may be harder to find things to do here than in other states.
Total score: 44.73 out of 100 points
Maryland is one of the least affordable states, ranking at No. 46.
Total score: 44.55 out of 100 points