States You Might Want to Avoid in Retirement

1 Maryland

Bankrate.com has ranked Maryland as the worst state to retire to this year, which should give retirees pause for thought. The Old Line State gets poor ratings for culture, cost-of-living, and wellness. State taxes are high, with both gas tax and inheritance tax being increased in the recent past.

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If you want to live in a safe neighborhood, housing stock is costly, and although living on the coast might seem attractive, you won’t find the flood insurance premiums attractive at all. To be honest, the good weather is about the only thing Maryland has going for it.