Tennessee: #5 Best State to Retire in 2018

After rating all 50 states for retirement based on financial factors, Tennessee ranked fifth on our list of best states for retirees.

Neon signs on Lower Broadway (Nashville) at Night
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Personal preferences matter when it comes to picking where to retire. Do you prefer year-round warm weather or all four seasons? Do you want to be near the grandkids or far away from family? These are questions you need to answer for yourself. What we can help you with is whether a particular state fits your retirement budget. We ranked all 50 states for retirement based on a host of financial factors including cost of living, tax burdens on retirees and the affordability of health care. We also examined how economically healthy each state is, as well as the physical health of each state's population of residents age 65 and over. After crunching all of the numbers, Tennessee ranked fifth on our list of the best states for retirement. Take a look at why.

Tennessee: #5 Best State for Retirement

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Stacy Rapacon
Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Rapacon joined Kiplinger in October 2007 as a reporter with Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and became an online editor for Kiplinger.com in June 2010. She previously served as editor of the "Starting Out" column, focusing on personal finance advice for people in their twenties and thirties.

Before joining Kiplinger, Rapacon worked as a senior research associate at b2b publishing house Judy Diamond Associates. She holds a B.A. degree in English from the George Washington University.