If you’re thinking about retiring to Nebraska, drop us a line and tell us why. Honestly, the middle states with high affordability but below average amenities for retirees are hard to rank. Nebraska has ridiculously high income tax (6th highest) and fails to offer exemptions to those on social security. However, if Nebraska ranks 33rd overall, that should tell you that it’s not necessarily undesirable and that’s true because if you’re able to live off non-taxable income you’ll enjoy the 14th best real estate prices and an overall low cost of living.
If you’re thinking of retiring to Nebraska you’ll enjoy very good affordability all things considered. Nebraska is big and to those that like the location and can deal with the cold, it’s wonderful The sales tax is relatively low as is the taxes.
When it comes to finding the best state to retire to, Nebraska falls short in a number of key areas. The state ranks 33rd out of 50 in best states to retire to, the 6th highest income tax, 4th worst state with the most social security exemptions tax, and has 20th worst weather in the nation. Nebraska also ranks 33rd in best states with the best health care options and 38th in best states with the highest retiree population. While the state does have a low crime rate, ranking 20th in this category, it falls short in other key areas that make it a less than ideal choice for retirees.
Best Retirement Cities reviewed all 50 states against 10 different retirement criteria to determine what was truly the best state to retire to.