U.S. News & World Report: California Has Worst Quality Of Life

I hate to be a Debbie downer here, but the annual ranking of states by U.S. News & World Report places California last for its quality of life and 32nd overall when all categories are rated. The categories of the “Best States” report and California’s ranking among the 50 states is as follows:

  • Healthcare, 11th;
  • Education, 26th;
  • Economy, 4th;
  • Opportunity, 46th;
  • Infrastructure, 38th;
  • Crime and corrections, 28th;
  • Fiscal stability, 43rd;
  • Quality of life, 50th.

The latter was based on two elements: natural environment and social environment. Iowa is first in the overall rankings, followed by Minnesota, Utah, North Dakota and New Hampshire. To view the full report and state-by-state rankings, click here.

If the weather were a category, there’s no question that California would take the gold medal.

-JK

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About Jim Kinmartin - Business Insurance & Risk Management Broker

Jim is a California licensed Property & Casualty AND Accident & Health insurance agent working at the ISU - Olson Duncan Insurance brokerage in Torrance, CA. He grew up in Fullerton, CA and graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and currently lives in Long Beach, CA. Have questions? Just ask! Or, follow Jim on Twitter at @JimKinmartin

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