Maine's Quality of Life Is Great, but It's Not Enough to Retire Here, This Analysis Says

By MacLeod, Dan | Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME), January 27, 2016 | Go to article overview

Maine's Quality of Life Is Great, but It's Not Enough to Retire Here, This Analysis Says


MacLeod, Dan, Bangor Daily News (Bangor, ME)


Maine's beauty isn't necessarily a good enough reason to retire here, according to a new state ranking of the best places to live in your golden years.

Wallethub -- the eternal content fountain known for its city and state rankings -- crunched the numbers on a variety of factors it says makes for a good place to retire.

The results don'tadd up in Maine's favor. The state ranked 30 out of all 50 states and Washington D.C., though it ranked relatively high inquality of life.

Source: WalletHub

The site took a bunch of different metrics and classified them in three groups: affordability, quality of life and health care -- of which Maine ranked 37th, 11th and 24th, respectively.

For cost of living, it considered its own ranking of the best places to live based on taxes, as well as adjusted cost of living, whether the state taxes Social Security or pension income, and theannual cost of in-home services. …

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