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Why Colorado Is One of the Best States in the Country for Retirement

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MoneySavingPro.com's ten best states for retirement:

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1. Idaho
Life expectancy: 79.5
Tax-friendliness rank: 28
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 212.2
Cost of living index: 88.2
Health-care costs per capita: $5,658

2. Utah
Life expectancy: 80.2
Tax-friendliness rank: 37
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 215.6
Cost of living index: 92.4
Health-care costs per capita: $5,031

3. North Dakota
Life expectancy: 79.5
Tax-friendliness rank: 12
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 265.1
Cost of living index: 101.2
Health-care costs per capita: $7,749

4. Hawaii
Life expectancy: 81.3
Tax-friendliness rank: 19
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 259.2
Cost of living index: 168.6
Health-care costs per capita: $6,856

5. Arizona
Life expectancy: 79.6
Tax-friendliness rank: 5
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 399.9
Cost of living index: 98.8
Health-care costs per capita: $5,434

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6. Colorado
Life expectancy: 80.0
Tax-friendliness rank: 2
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 309.1
Cost of living index: 101.9
Health-care costs per capita: $5,994

7. Kentucky
Life expectancy: 76.0
Tax-friendliness rank: 23
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 211.6
Cost of living index: 90.0
Health-care costs per capita: $6,596

8. Georgia
Life expectancy: 77.2
Tax-friendliness rank: 7
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 377.3
Cost of living index: 91.7
Health-care costs per capita: $,5,467

9. Iowa
Life expectancy: 79.7
Tax-friendliness rank: 40
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 273.5
Cost of living index: 92.0
Health-care costs per capita: $6,921

10. Kansas
Life expectancy: 78.7
Tax-friendliness rank: 16
Violent crime rate per 100,000: 348.6
Cost of living index: 90.9
Health-care costs per capita: $6,782
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