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10 Best-Rated States for Retirement

Low cost of living (check), modest taxes (check) and nice weather (check)

Here are the 10 best states for retirement, and some of the reasons why each is on the list. With this MoneyRates.com ranking the No. 1 spot is the best of the best.

10. Texas (tie) — warm weather and solid economy

10. California (tie) — good weather and high life expectancy

9. South Dakota — low crime rate and high life expectancy

7. New Mexico (tie) — good weather

7. Florida (tie) — good weather

6. Colorado — high life expectancy

5. Virginia — good economy

4. Arizona — good weather and high life expectancy

3. Utah  — good economy

2. Idaho — low crime rate and good economy

1. Hawaii — great weather and high life expectancy

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