Thanks to Wyoming's open space, outdoor life, and tax rate it has been increasing in popularity over the years for one of the best states to retire in. There's definitely plenty of reasons for retirees wanting to make their way to the Cowboy State, which was recently ranked 13th by WalletHub as one of the best states for retirement-friendliness.
Many life factors were taken into account, such as affordability, health related factors, and overall quality of life, among others to determine which states are best to retire in. As for Wyoming, we came in at 13th overall, and finished 13th in quality of life, along with 18th in affordability. We finished 5th in having the best tax rate which is a big draw for those that migrate to the Jackson Hole area of the state.
Montana, Utah, and Idaho all finished ahead of Wyoming on the list at 7th, 8th, and 11th respectively. It seems that people just love coming to the West in general these days for retirement.
Finishing at the top of the list was Florida, which seems like it would be the favorite almost any given year. They finished 4th in affordability and 5th in quality of life, which is really no surprise given the climate and attractions in the Sunshine State. Virginia finished 2nd overall and just behind them was our neighbors to the south in Colorado. They finished 4th in health care to help out their overall ranking. They also finished 11th in affordability.