A study released by the National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER) ranks Lake Charles dead last in the nation for places to retire.

The sign at the Tourist Bureau, Lake Charles, La.
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The study took into account variables like crime rate, health care, climate, and other factors. The NBER followed senior citizens on Medicare sixty-five years and older from 1999 to 2014.

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Top 10 Places To Retire In The USA:

  1. Yonkers, NY
  2. New York, NY
  3. Syracuse, NY
  4. Port St. Lucie, FL
  5. North Port, FL
  6. Harrisonburg, VA
  7. Bridgeport, CT
  8. Wilmington, NC
  9. Asheville, NC
  10. Lancaster, PA
I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge, Lake Charles, La.
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According to their research, an individual who retires in Yonkers could add a year to their life expectancy.

Bottom 10 Places To Retire In The USA:

  1. Shreveport, LA
  2. Gallup, NM
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
  4. Joplin, MO
  5. Emporia, KS
  6. Gulfport, MS
  7. Las Vegas, NV
  8. Bakersfield, CA
  9. Beaumont, TX
  10. Lake Charles, LA

The NBER says that retiring in Lake Charles could take nine months off of an individual's life expectancy.

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