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It's the ultimate retirement showdown: Arizona vs. Florida

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew DePietro of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 10: Florida and Arizona. The Sunshine State and the Grand Canyon State. With their warm weather, plentiful cheap housing options and natural scenery, both states have earned strong reputations as popular destinations for Americans relocating in retirement. But which of these titans of retirement is truly the better choice? To help address that question, GOBankingRates conducted a study comparing Arizona and Florida in terms of which state offers the most beneficial features for American retirees. The report’s criteria included factors such as income, housing prices and affordability, and taxes affecting retirees specifically. Keep reading to find out which state is the best to retire in.

It's the ultimate retirement showdown: Arizona vs. Florida

Florida and Arizona. The Sunshine State and the Grand Canyon State. With their warm weather, plentiful cheap housing options and natural scenery, both states have earned strong reputations as popular destinations for Americans relocating in retirement.

But which of these titans of retirement is truly the better choice? To help address that question, GOBankingRates conducted a study comparing Arizona and Florida in terms of which state offers the most beneficial features for American retirees. The report’s criteria included factors such as income, housing prices and affordability, and taxes affecting retirees specifically. Keep reading to find out which state is the best to retire in.

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