When we think of retirement we’d be lying if we didn’t think about Montana. Something about the scenic beauty of the commercials we’ve seen made us think that Montana would be a great place to retire to. Unfortunately, the low income taxes, lack of a state sales tax and high retirement population doesn’t make up for brutal winters, surprisingly high cost of living and a high crime rate.
Montana is the number 45 out of 50 best state to retire to, but it ranks highly in several other categories. It is the 18th best state with the lowest income tax, it also has no sales tax, and the 34th best state with the lowest priced real estate options.
If you are retiring to Montana brace yourself for winter, higher than you expected real estate prices and and be prepared to search for the right community if you need health care assistance.
Best Retirement Cities reviewed all 50 states against 10 different retirement criteria to determine what was truly the best state to retire to.