Is NY worst state for retirement?

Prohibitive taxes, extreme rents and high lifestyle expenses put New York at the bottom
  • New York's unfortunate ranking is heavily attributed to Manhattan’s high cost of living, which is the highest in the U.S.
  • According to the report, the average apartment in Manhattan is $3,984 per month, which is four times the national average. In Brooklyn, rent is 2.5 times the national average.
  • Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index– a data collector of the health and well-being of large populations– revealed New York has some of the lowest scores in the country.
  • Wyoming stole the number one spot for best states to retire in, with South Dakota, Colorado and Utah following.

New York is the worst state for retirees in the country, according to’s recent analysis of taxes, healthcare, weather, crimes, well-being and cost of living.