Like it’s neighbor, Rhode Island, Connecticut falls into the expensive north easterns state with little to offer retirees outside of transportation conveniences and good healthcare. Connecticut is a sought after destination for some retirees yet it doesn’t allow it the oportuntiy to outrank Rhode Island, as the income taxes are higher in the state and it’s less affordable overall, with equally (to Rhode Island) bad weather.
When you think of Connecticut, you might think of those nice houses on the east coast over looking the ocean and it’s this natural beauty that makes Connecticut so special. The state boasts the 5th best health care in the nation, a high retirement population and relatively low sales tax statewide. Connecticut is also extremely safe, ranking as the 4th safest state in the nation.
Aside from dreamy retirement aspirations of living off the east coast overlooking the ocean, Connecticut offers very little to retirees. Above average income tax, not many exemptions, poor weather, and low affordability make it tough to recommend to retirees.
Best Retirement Cities reviewed all 50 states against 10 different retirement criteria to determine what was truly the best state to retire to.