has compiled a list of the 10 worst states in which to retire, based on five factors: fiscal health, property taxes, income taxes, cost of living and climate. This year’s Worst 10 List features three new arrivals – Vermont, Minnesota and Maine – meaning three other states escaped retirement infamy: Ohio, Nevada and California. After crunching the numbers, seven of the 10 states to retire in were in the Northeast:

  • 10


    Taxes - a familiar theme - brings Wisconsin into the Top 10.

    Flickr user accros
  • 9


    Cold winters and cold cost of living brings Maine into the mix.

    Boston Public Library, Flickr
  • 8

    New York

    Property taxes are the main issue here.

    Leonora Enking, Flickr
  • 7


    Harsh winters and harsh taxes would make for a not-so-pleasant retirement.

    Brandon Bartoszek, Flickr
  • 6

    New Jersey

    Taxes, taxes, taxes. If you are currently living here, you know.

    Flickr user riptheskull
  • 5


    The high cost of living would make a retirement here difficult.

    Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL, Flickr
  • 4


    Property taxes and cold winters bring Vermont into the Top 5.

    Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL, Flickr
  • 3

    Rhode Island

    Taxes and pension troubles keep Rhode Island in the Top 3.

    Will Hart, Flickr
  • 2


    Illinois has been hit hard by the down economy.

    Flickr user -alice-
  • 1


    Taxes and cost of living bring Connecticut to the top of this list.

    David Blaikie, Flickr