When it comes to retirement, for years we have all heard about how Florida is the place to go. It makes sense, warm sunny weather, what retiree wouldn't want to head down south. Turns out that's not exactly true as Florida does not rank as the best place to retire in America. So, where does Montana rank when it comes to states to retire in today?

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First let's talk about where we are getting our data from. The website WalletHub recently broke down the best states to retire in for 2023. They looked at all 50 states and here's what they said in regards to their rankings,

To determine the best states to retire, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 47 key indicators of retirement-friendliness. Our analysis examines affordability, health-related factors and overall quality of life.

We won't break down the 47 key indicators, instead we'll just focus on the 3 big ones.

  • Affordability
  • Quality Of Life
  • Health Care


You may already be thinking "well affordability is out of the question" and you aren't entirely wrong.


Montana ranked #24 in that ranking putting us right in the middle of the pack. As we see housing continue to rise in Montana this is one metric we might see us falling closer to the bottom of the rankings over the next few years.
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Health Care

When it comes to the ranking of health care, you would want to see that be towards the top of the list when making your choice. How did Montana fair for that metric?

#29. So far things aren't looking great for Montana as a place to retire.

That only leaves our quality of life rankings.


Quality of Life

It's here Montana is finally closer to the top of the rankings with a ranking of #15. It's not the best, but hey it's also better than our affordability and health care rankings.

Overall Ranking

So, is Montana a good state to retire in knowing the rankings of the 3 areas WalletHub focused on.

Well, our overall ranking is #15. I would imagine some warmer weather, and far better rankings for affordability and health care would push Montana closer to the top.

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