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A lot of factors go into the decision of where to retire. Cost of living is crucial, of course, since you want to stay within your retirement budget. Climate can make a difference in your day-to-day activities, and access to good health care makes an increasing difference as you grow older. While the pros and cons of each state are ultimately subjective, the consensus about the best states to retire in can help you make an educated decision that will leave you eager to begin this new chapter!

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1. South Dakota

Affordability makes South Dakota a welcoming destination for many retirees. Living expenses and health care costs are low here, and the state itself is fiscally sound, making it a long-term safe bet. While weather can be challenging, South Dakotans have ranked no. 1 in the country in terms of well-being, and low taxes help make it retirement-friendly as well.

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