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Tennessee tops for retirees, survey says

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(WMC-TV) - Tennessee tops the list when it comes to the best states to retire, according to a Bankrate.com survey. The survey weighed factors such as cost of living, health care and weather.

Tennessee came in number one because of its warm climate and cost of living, which is second-lowest in the country.

Low taxes and access to medical care also make Tennessee ideal for those living on fixed incomes, the survey says. The one downside: high crime rates, according to the survey.

Mississippi also made the list at number 5, because of climate and lower taxes. Crime and access to medical care were its two drawbacks.

Louisiana ranked second, Alabama eighth, and Florida 19th.

See the rest of the list here.

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