Caring.com has produced an annual survey listing the best and worst states to grow old in. Using two criteria, quality-of-life and cost, Tennessee comes out a mediocre 30th of all the U.S. states. The criteria took into account the availability and quality of healthcare, and the cost of living. Tennessee performed particularly badly concerning the quality-of-life index, ranking just 40 out of the 50 states. In terms of cost of living, much better with a 1/11 position.
The best place to grow old? Utah, followed by Iowa, South Carolina and Washington. The worst states were: West Virginia, Indiana, New York and North Dakota. Neighboring Kentucky came in at 40th on the list.