DE Makes Top 10 List of Worst States for Retiring

May 07, 2013 -- 8:54am

Delaware has made the Top 10 list for worst state’s to retire in.

According to Bankrate.com, Delaware is home to excellent beaches, hiking trails and other natural beauties. It's also a shopper's haven since it doesn't levy sales taxes on consumers. Yet, despite relatively low state and local taxes and a temperate climate, The First State can be tougher on retirees than many other states. Its cost of living is higher than average, according to data from the Council for Community and Economic Research, and access to medical care is below average. Delaware's crime rate also is among the highest in the nation, with 3,970 property and violent crimes per 100,000 people, according to the FBI's 2011 Uniform Crime Report.

Maryland came in at number 7 on the Top 10 worst state’s for retirement.

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