New York ranks near the bottom for places to retire
California secured the 48th spot, followed by Washington State at 47th, and Massachusetts at 46th.
On the other hand, Iowa was deemed the best state for retirement, surpassing last year's top state, Delaware, which now holds the second spot.
West Virginia, Missouri, and Mississippi round out the top five states for retirees.
Bankrate computed its rankings by judging five broad categories: affordability, overall well-being, the cost and quality of health care, weather, and crime.