2024’s Best States to Retire & Survey: More Than 3 in 10 Americans Anxious About Retirement – WalletHub

With more than 3 in 10 Americans feeling anxious about retirement, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2024’s Best & Worst States to Retire, as well as its 2024 Retirement Savings Survey.

To help retirees find a safe, enjoyable and wallet-friendly place to call home, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 46 key metrics. Our analysis examines affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life. Below, you can see highlights from the two reports, along with expert commentary.

Best States to Retire Worst States to Retire
1. Florida
2. Colorado
3. Virginia
4. Delaware
5. Wyoming
6. Idaho
7. New Hampshire
8. Minnesota
9. Montana
10. Pennsylvania
41. Illinois
42. Arkansas
43. Washington
44. New York
45. Louisiana
46. Oklahoma
47. Rhode Island
48. Mississippi
49. New Jersey
50. Kentucky

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Retirement Savings Survey

  • Americans worry about retirement. More than 3 in 10 people feel anxious when thinking about retirement.
  • Too many people lack a plan. More than 1 in 3 Americans don’t have a retirement plan.
  • Nearly half the nation lacks confidence. 46% of Americans are not confident they will have enough money to retire.
  • Many people may never retire. 39% of people say they expect to work until they die.
  • Debt takes precedence. More than 3 in 5 Americans think paying off debt is more important than making retirement contributions.
  • Many people are obsessed with retirement. 31% of people think about retirement all the time.