California is the worst state for retired military veterans, primarily because its economic environment ranks last in the United States.
WalletHub, a personal-finance network, conducted a survey and specifically took into account a state’s economic environment, quality of life, and health care. California ranked 34th and 25th in quality of life and health care, respectively.
According to National Journal, the survey, which “considers the fact that the average officer retires at 45-years-old and average enlisted personnel retire at 41-years-old,” also found that California “has the second-lowest number of veterans per 100 residents, second-highest percentage of homeless veterans, and third-highest housing costs.”
Wyoming tops the list as the best place for retired veterans to live.