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If you live in Massachusetts, congratulations. You are living in the BEST STATE IN AMERICA! This is according to WalletHub.com and for the year 2022. Before we give you the top states, let’s look at what exactly WalletHub looks at to determine the best state to live in.

The top three factors on the list: cost of living with job opportunities, quality of education and safety. Other factors: recreation, attractions and weather. Quality of life is also a factor. Not included on the list, but maybe should be. The Best Places in Massachusetts for a Cup of Chowdah.

As far as Massachusetts and its score, the overall rank was a 62.65. As far as affordability however, it did come in #44. Economy, MA is 10th. Education and Health, MA is #1. Quality of life, MA is #6. Safety, MA is #4. Let’s take a look at the top #15 of Best States to Live in according to WalletHub.com. Take a look at the complete list of the best state to live in HERE.

On a personal note, here are some of the reasons I love living in Massachusetts. There are so many incredible options for dining out. Whether you’re in a small town, or in the City of Boston, there’s always somewhere new and exciting to try. Massachusetts also has THE BEST sports teams! It’s easy to get around. And you know I have to mention the Encore Casino!

  • #15 Illinois

    Illinois received a total score of 55.47. The highest it ranked on the list was #4 for Quality of Life.
    https://www.illinois.gov/

  • #14 Pennsylvania

    PA received a total score of 56.42. The highest it ranked on the list was #3 for Quality of Life. 

    PA.gov

    The official website of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Find information and services from Pennsylvania state government agencies.

  • #13 Utah

    Utah received a total score of 56.84. The highest it ranked on the list was #2 for Economy.

    Home | Utah.gov

    The Official Website of the State of Utah

     

  • #12 Vermont

    Vermont got a total score of 57.52. The highest it ranked on the list was #2 for Education and Health.

    Home | Vermont.gov

    Register or Renew a Vehicle Find all of the resources you need to register and renew your vehicle in Vermont. Taxes for Individuals File and pay taxes online and find required forms.

  • #11 Maine

    Maine received a total score of 57.55. The highest it scored in rank was #7 for Education and Health. 

    Maine.gov

    Resources to Start a Business Business Answers, Planning, Financing, Hiring Employees, and basic FAQs. Get Licensing & Permit Advice General licenses to operate a business are managed at the town/city level in Maine.

  • #10 Wisconsin

    Wisconsin received a total score of 57.92.  The highest it scored in rank was #10 in Quality of Life.

    Wisconsin.Gov Home

    Governor Tony Evers As governor, Tony Evers will focus on ending the divisiveness that has overtaken the politics in the state. He will work with Republicans and Democrats to find solutions to the problems facing Wisconsin citizens. He believes that every single person has value, and if we are going to change the direction of our state, we must do it together.

  • #9 Minnesota

    Minnesota received a total score of 57.99. The highest it ranked was #8 in Quality of Life.

    Minnesota.gov Portal / mn.gov // Minnesota's State Portal

    Navigate your state and find what you're looking for on Minnesota's state portal.

  • #8 Wyoming

    Wyoming recived a total score of 58.00.  The highest it ranked was #3 for Safety.

    Travel Guide

    Wyoming is where the untamed spirit of the West opens your mind and invigorates your senses. Let us help you free yourself from the burdens of everyday life and boldly venture forth so you can take your vacation together. View our digital guide and start planning your trip to Wyoming.

  • #7 Florida

    FL received a total score of 58.07.  It ranked highest in Economy at #6. 

    MyFlorida.com - The Official Portal of the State of Florida

    E-mail Disclaimer: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. Governor Ron DeSantis For questions or comments regarding the Governor.

  • #6 New Hampshire

    NH received a total score of 58.25. It ranked highest in Safety coming in at #5.

    NH.gov - The Official Web Site of New Hampshire State Government

    Web portal for New Hampshire State Government's community of agency websites and services

  • #5 Virginia

    Virginia received a total score of 58.73. It ranked highest in Safety coming in at #11. 

    Virginia.gov

    The official website of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Learn about Virginia government, contact a state agency, and find the services and resources you need.

  • #4 Idaho

    Coming in with a total score of 58.73. Idaho ranked highest in Safety at #6.

    Welcome

    As the official website for the state of Idaho, Idaho.gov is your link to all official government resources, information & online services in the state of Idaho.

  • #3 New York

    New York has a total score of 60.64. It ranked highest in Quality of Life coming in at #1.

    The Official Website of New York State

    The official website of the State of New York. Find information about state government agencies and learn more about our programs and services.

  • #2 New Jersey

    NJ received a total score of 62.01. It ranked highest in Safety coming in at #1.

    State of New Jersey

    You could visit New Jersey over a thousand times and still miss out on amazing places to see and thrilling things to do.

  • #1 Massachusetts

    Mass.gov

    Official website of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts