The 25 Worst States to Retire In

24. New Jersey

New Jersey suffers from many of the same problems when compared to Connecticut. The frigid East Coast winters are not easy to live with when someone is beset by arthritis or mobility issues. From a cost standpoint, New Jersey — by some metrics — is considered to be one of the most expensive places to live within the United States (within the top five).

Lastly, property taxes are through the roof! There’s no other state with property taxes as expensive as New Jersey. For all of these reasons, even as alluring as ‘The Jersey Shore’ is during the summer, you may want to reconsider living here.

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