City | 8:36 pm | February 8, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

Connecticut named worst place to retire

Could this woman be the next face of Connecticut? If so, where will she retire?
Could this woman be the next face of Connecticut? If so, where will she retire? Photo by Creative Commons.

Though our pleasantly temperate January might have seemed perfect for retirees, the website “TopRetirements” is out with a list calling Connecticut the worst state in the nation for retirees.

The list ranks states on the basis of their fiscal health, their property taxes, income taxes, cost of living and climate, each of which is worth up to 1 negative point depending on severity. Connecticut got 4.05 out of five possible bad points.

“Connecticut won the tie-breaker [with second-worst state Illinois] because it has much higher property taxes, income taxes and cost of living,” the site states. The ranking ends with a snide comment about wealthy towns like Stonington and Madison, ignoring New Haven, Hartford, Bridgeport and Stamford.

New England and the Midwest generally did poorly, the site noted. Disagree? Take your dissatisfied selves to a page where the site helps you calculate your very own list of states to hate.

Sounds like Connecticut really needed a new marketing campaign, after all.

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