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Mississippi ranked 5th-best state for retirement

Mississippi is the 5th-best state for retirement, according to new research that Bankrate.com released today. The analysis included cost of living, taxes, healthcare, crime and climate.

According to the website, Mississippi is a great place to retire …

The Magnolia State is not just one of the warmest in the U.S., it also has relatively low state and local taxes and a lower-than-average cost of living.

Those factors make Mississippi an accommodating place for retirees, even though its crime rate is a little higher than average. It also has only 178 doctors per 100,000 people — one of the lowest physician-to-resident ratios in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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