Arizona Ranks Among the Best States for Retirees

Dated: February 20 2024

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Are you seeking an affordable retirement destination with quality healthcare and plenty of leisure activities? Look no further than the Grand Canyon State! WalletHub's recent article on the "Best and Worst States to Retire" for 2024 has placed Arizona in the top 15.

According to WalletHub's analysis, which compared all 50 states across three key dimensions: Affordability, Quality of Life, and Health Care, Arizona secured the 14th spot overall.


The top 15 best States to retire are as follows:

1          Florida

2          Colorado

3          Virginia

4          Delaware

5          Wyoming

6          Idaho

7          New Hampshire

8          Minnesota

9          Montana

10        Pennyslvania

11        South Carolina

12        Utah

13        South Dakota

14        Arizona

15        North Carolina


Affordability for retirees in each state was determined by several factors, including the adjusted cost of living, general tax-friendliness, retired taxpayer-friendliness, and tax-friendliness on estate or inheritance. Additionally, it considered the annual costs of in-home services and adult day health care. Arizona ranked 19th in this category.

In terms of Healthcare, Arizona ranked 25th. This evaluation took into account various factors such as the number of family doctors, dentists, nurses, and home health aides available per person, as well as the presence of top-rated hospitals specializing in care for older adults. Other considerations included the number of healthcare facilities, the quality of public hospitals, and measures of the health and well-being of older adults in each state.

The data used to compile WalletHub's rankings were sourced from the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others.

Arizona's stunning landscapes, outdoor activities, and cultural attractions, including the Grand Canyon and Sedona's red rocks, offer retirees ample opportunities for leisure and exploration. Coupled with the state's warm climate and welcoming communities, Arizona presents an attractive choice for those seeking an active and vibrant retirement lifestyle. If you're considering retiring in Arizona, it's important to weigh these factors against your own preferences and priorities. Woods Hometown Realty 928-237-4435

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