South Dakota probably isn't the first state that springs to mind when Americans look for places to retire.
NY was last on the overall list due to cost of living, taxes and healthcare quality.
Nevada did not rank well for healthcare quality, well-being, and crime, but it did rank high for taxes, according to the study.More news: 10,000 protest Trump in Edinburgh, Scotland
Rounding out the top five were Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida, which ranked second in weather.
South Dakota came out on top mostly because of how it ranked in well-being and tax friendliness.
'The unconventional states at the top of the ratings are surprising in and of themselves because they buck the popular notion of what people want when they retire, ' Tepper said. The cost of living is among the most important factors due to the fact that a comfortable retirement is affordable, while health care quality also matters as you get up in age.More news: Southgate haunted by heartache of England's World Cup exit
You've retired. It's time to kick your feet up and enjoy some much-needed relaxation. Arkansas was slightly worse than California.
Louisiana: The Southern state is not great for retirement either as its near the bottom in crime, culture and health care quality. All of these categories then factor into a final ranking out of 50.
Missouri ranked 15th, Kentucky was 30th, and IL ranked toward the end of the list at 44.More news: The Top Bombshells In Mueller's Indictment Of Russian DNC Hackers