Golden states with golden weather are not for your golden years. Neither is New York. So says a new survey about retirement states.

New York ranks dead lasts in a survey of the best states for retirement.

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According to the study, the best state for retirement is South Dakota. The survey uses criteria like cost of living, taxes, healthcare, crime and climate. In New England, Maine is #12, New Hampshire is #13, Vermont is 14th and Massachusetts ranks 20th.

Others you might think were top spots include Arizona (#16), Florida (#39) and Hawaii (#46).