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17. Kentucky: Retirement
If you want to retire in Kentucky, you might want to rethink that plan. A 2020 study by the personal finance website WalletHub found that Kentucky is the worst state in the country to retire in. They looked at factors like affordability, health care, elder-friendly labor market, and quality of life. Kentucky ranked nearly dead-last on all those points, making it an iffy place to sail into the golden years.