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Massachusetts ranked best state to live in for 2022 according to report



Boston, MA – Deciding where to live can be a tough process. If you live in Massachusetts, however, you may have already found the best place.

With around 8.4% of Americans having moved last year, which is a historic low, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best States to Live in and the Bay State topped their list.

To help Americans settle down in the best and most affordable place possible, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 52 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to education rate and quality of hospitals.

Living Conditions in Massachusetts (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

1st – Education and Health
6th – Quality of Life
7th – % of Population in Poverty
9th – Income Growth
1st – % of Insured Population
8th – % of Adults in Fair or Poor Health
5th – Avg. Weekly Work Hours
9th – Restaurants per Capita
6th – Percentage of Residents 12+ Who Are Fully Vaccinated
10th – Economy

With Massachusetts claiming the top spot, New Jersey wasn’t far behind in 2nd place. New York came in third.

The three states that finished last were Mississippi, Alaska, and Louisiana.

Rhode Island ranked 28th.

For more on the rankings, click here.

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