WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia for their desirability as places for military retirees to live:
Based on a wide range of differently weighted criteria, with a major focus on taxes and health care access, WalletHub ranked the five best places for military retirees as follows:
2.) New Hampshire
4.) South Dakota
The lowest ranked:
50.) New York
WalletHub used state rankings in three broad categories to determine its list of best and worst states for retirees. The categories: Economic environment; quality of life; and heath care.
Illinois earned 47th out of 51 places by placing No. 34 in economic environment; No. 50 in quality of life; and No. 24 in Health Care, according to the WalletHub ranking.
In contrast, WalletHub cited Wyoming as the top-ranked state for military retirees on the basis of its high rankings for economic environment (No. 4); quality of life (No. 3); and health care (No. 5).