9 Worst Places to Retire in The US

Maryland has high taxes and living costs, making it a poor retirement state. The state has 14.8% higher living costs than the US average. While the state doesn't tax social security, IRA income is completely taxed.

Baltimore, Maryland

One of the worst US retirement cities is Fresno. Residents worry about the area's high pollution and graffiti. The city has a high cost of living, and 19.4% of residents are poor. Zumper gave the city a F for air quality.

Fresno, California

One of the worst retirement cities is Hilo, Hawaii. High expense of living (79.2% over national average) makes Hawaii unpopular. Redfin Corporation (NASDAQ:RDFN) reports that city housing costs 47% more than the US average.

Hilo, Hawaii

Walkers beware. One of the worst retirement cities is Stockton. Residents should avoid walking at night. The city's cost of living is 24.7% more than the US average, and 30% of structures are flood-prone.

Stockton, California

Our list of worst retirement destinations includes Fountain because to its high expense of living, mediocre livability, and harsh, snowy winters. Cost of living is 10.3% higher than national average.

Fountain, Colorado

New Jersey is one of the least retiree-friendly states. The state has 10.3% higher living costs than the US average. Property taxes are among the highest in the US at 2.23%.

Trenton, New Jersey

Vermont is a horrible retirement state due to taxes and expense of living. Saint Albans City may be one of the worst towns in the state due to high living costs and little cultural attractions.

Saint Albans City, Vermont

Data USA reports 18.3% of Fall River residents live in poverty. The high expense of living makes the city one of the worst retirement spots. A 6.25% state sales tax applies.

Fall River, Massachusetts

New York has a 26.5% higher cost of living than the national average, making it one of the most expensive states to retire to. The state does not tax social security income, but private pensions and retirement account income are deductible up to $20,000.

Buffalo, New York