Believe it or not, New York is one of the BEST states to live in. This new study has the stats to prove it.

When it comes to finding a place to live, so many people who consider moving away to another state. Of course, you'll never know you like a place until you travel... But when you've been in just one state your whole life, you tend to get sick complaining about the same things.

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For New Yorkers, it seems like the majority of us would leave in a second if we had the opportunity. Sure the 'Empire State' is massive, with different communities, beliefs and ideals in every city and town... But you've definitely heard someone gripe about New York before, wishing they lived somewhere else.

WalletHub released a new study, ranking states on metrics such as best/worst economy, safety, quality of life, and affordability. With all the negatives, it'd probably surprise you that New York was actually rated as one of the best states to move to.

This is confusing because just last week WalletHub had a separate list of the "best cities for dog owners", and the only two from New York were on the bottom.

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Here's how New York ranked on the new list...

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New York - 4th

Affordability - 47th
Economy - 28th
Education & Health - 23rd
Quality of Life - 1st
Safety - 3rd

No surprise, affordability ranked 4th worst in the country. But what was even more shocking was how well the state did for Quality of Life and Safety. If costs weren't your first priority, then it'd make perfect sense to want to live in New York.

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When it comes to affordability, none of the states in the Top 4 ranked higher than 40th. The other categories were all over the board, though New Hampshire ranked 2nd for Economy, Education & Health, and even 5th for safety.

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Now this has us wondering... what other states ranked above us?

Source: WalletHub

Here's Wallet Hub's Top 10 list of "2023's Best States to Live in":

1 - Massachusetts
2 - New Jersey
3 - New Hampshire
4 - New York
5 - Wyoming
6 - Florida
7 - Virginia
8 - Idaho
9 - Wisconsin
10 - Minnesota

As for the worst states, New Mexico came in last... followed by Alaska, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

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