Check out this YouTube video that breaks down the best and worst states to retire based on cost of living, property crime rates, age demographics and more. Please keep in mind that the information is in general, and not specific to military retirees only.
Click on the link below to watch this quick and informational video. For your convenience, we have also provided a reminder of the 14 states that exempt all military pensions from taxation (according to the National Conference of State Legislatures Aug 2015) and the nine states without a state income tax.
14 States that DO NOT Tax Military Pensions: Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
9 States that DO NOT Impose a State Tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.
Source: States Without Income Taxes