A new study ranks the best and worst states in which to retire.

According to Bankrate, the number one retirement state is Iowa, followed by Delaware and West Virginia.

Bankrate analyst Alex Gailey says states were graded on several things.

The assessment at Bankrate.com explains the ranking:

West Virginia: This small state seems an odd choice for the top five, but West Virginia boasts the best affordability in the nation, based on a low cost of living and light tax burden. The state fell in the middle of the pack for wellness, placing No. 26 in that category.

The worst three states are California at 48, followed by New York, and at the bottom of the list is Alaska.

More information at the Bankrate article, here.

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