Company creates list of ‘Best Places to Retire,’ you may be surprised where Oklahoma ranks

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OKLAHOMA CITY – As many children are looking forward to summer break, parents may be thinking about retirement.

Bankrate has recently released its list of the ‘Best Places to Retire’ in 2014.

The company says it ranked all 50 states by looking at the average cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, state and local tax burden, personal well-being and weather.

The top five ‘Best Places to Retire’ is as follows:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Colorado
  3. Utah
  4. North Dakota
  5. Wyoming

Oklahoma came in near the bottom at 43.

Organizers say the Sooner State received a high score in the cost of living category.

However, the state’s quality of health care is one the lowest in the country.

Oklahoma’s health care score came in at 34.6, which is higher than Mississippi, New Mexico and West Virginia.

It tied with Kentucky.

To see the full list, visit Bankrate’s website.

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