From lack of health care and attractions to high crime rates and disease, these are the worst states in the U.S. for quality of life.
Far be it for us to dent your home state pride, but the fact is that there are ways to objectively measure quality of life, and some states do not measure up as well as others. Our Quality of Life category in America’s Top States for Business, worth 300 out 2,500 total points, looks at factors such as violent crime rates, area attractions, health care, and environmental quality, based on our Top States methodology and sources. These are the 10 worst states to live in this year.
10. New Mexico
9. (tie) Mississippi
9. (tie) South Carolina