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The 11 worst states to practice for quality of life


The 11 states that ranked lowest in our quality of life metric.

The actual practice of medicine is only part of deciding where to start your practice.

To give more insight into which states have the lowest quality of life, we present our rankings. These are the 11 states with the lowest rankings for anyone running a physicians practice.

For the quality of life metric, Physicians Practice used Wallethub’s Best States to Retire rankings which were based on adjusted cost of living, lowest annual cost of in-home services, their own taxpayer ranking, the percentage of the workforce aged 65 and older, museums per capita, theaters per capita, percentage of population aged 65 and older, life expectancy, and property crime rate.

Want to see the rest of our rankings?

Best states complete list, 50-41, 40-31, 30-21, 20-11, 10-1

How we got our results

Best for taxes

Worst for taxes

Best for quality of life

Best for physician density

Worst for physician density

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