Total Outbound moves: 49.8%
With one of the lowest costs of living in the country, residents with savings can stretch their money much further in Oklahoma. There is also no tax on Social Security benefits, and it also has no estate tax, and property taxes are low.
The winters are mild, and there is sunshine during most days of the year. The low cost of living comes with low incomes. Senior health is ranked as the third-worst in the nation.
Total Outbound moves: 47.2%
New Hampshire is quite tax-friendly, and if you have health issues, the Granite State was ranked fifth for senior health by the United Health Foundation. It is also a beautiful place, with scenic New England landscapes and colorful autumn leaves that can't be beaten.
But the beautiful scenery doesn't come cheap, however. New Hampshire has a relatively high cost of living compared to the national average, but you may be able to make it work if you take the tax breaks into account. Plus, let's not forget the freezing winters and humid summers.
Total Outbound moves: 34.3%
Oregon offers a multitude of outdoor activities to enjoy if you don't mind the rain. There sure is a lot of it during the eight-month-long rainy season.
Oregon is not a very tax-friendly state. Social Security is not taxed, and the State also has one of the highest state income taxes – 9.9 percent.
Total Outbound moves: 46.6%
The United Health Foundation ranked Colorado as fourth in health rankings in the nation. The State's residents also have low rates of obesity and physical inactivity compared to other places. Does that mean that people in Colorado will live longer and healthier lives?
Buying a house in Colorado is not easy; it can become downright competitive in desirable cities like Denver. The high altitude can also be an adjustment, but after you get used to it, you will probably enjoy the beautiful weather, until winter that is!
Total Outbound moves: 29%
According to Kiplinger, the Last Frontier is actually quite tax-friendly, but it seems like not many are taking advantage of this fact. Despite its natural beauty, there is just a small population living in Alaska.
The Costs of living are high – 32 percent above the U.S. average, according to Kiplinger. Health care in Alaska is also pricier than the national average, which is an important consideration. Most of the areas are rural, and it is not a state for big-city lovers.