Ranking: Kansas Not A Bad State To Retire--But Not A Great One, Either

Jan 30, 2017

The state of Kansas ranks almost in the middle in a recent list of best and worst states in which to retire.

Kansas is 27th out of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C., according to the ranking from finance website Wallet Hub.

For the retirement ranks, states were judged on such metrics as affordability, quality of life and health care. Kansas placed 14th in quality of life and 23rd for health care, which took into consideration things such as the numbers of doctors and dentists per capita, the quality of public hospitals, life expectancy and the number of those 65 and older who have health insurance.

The three top states to retire? Florida, Wyoming and South Dakota. The three worst: D.C., Alaska and, at the bottom, Rhode Island.

Source: WalletHub

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