The Best States To Live In . . .

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While some people never leave the state, or the city, they grew up in, others venture to other parts of the country to settle down. So, how do you know you’re choosing the best state to live in? Well, while everyone may have their thoughts on what makes their state the best, WalletHub actually has the answer.

  • The site has just come out with their list of the Best States to Live In, looking at the 50 states based on 52 key indicators of livability, breaking them down into five categories - affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life and safety.
  • With all that in mind, the site picks Massachusetts as the best state to live in with a score of 62.65 out of 100.
  • Massachusetts ranks at number one for education and health, four for safety, six for quality of life, and 10 for economy although it is pricey, landing at 44 for affordability.
  • New York, third overall, is tops for quality of life, while Alabama is tops for affordability, North Dakota ranks at one for economy and New Jersey, second overall, is tops for safety.

Top Ten Best States To Live In

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Jersey
  3. New York
  4. Idaho
  5. Virginia
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Florida
  8. Wyoming
  9. Minnesota
  10. Wisconsin
  • As for the worst state to live in, that would be Mississippi, which scores a 39.77, and ranks dead education and health, and in the bottom five for economy and quality of life, although it is affordable, landing at seven.

Click here to see where your state falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub

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