Oregon ranks as worst state to retire in

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

A recent study of the best U.S. states to retire in, counting Washington D.C., ranked Oregon worst in 51st place.

The research was compiled by banking website Bankrate.com. Rather than including the number of beaches, lakes or golf courses, this list considered cost of living, crime rates, taxes, medical care and average annual temperatures.

With the 15th-highest cost of living and an average annual temperature of 48.77 degrees, Oregon came in last. Tennessee topped the list, with the second-lowest cost of living and and average of 57.94 degrees.

Read more at KGW.

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