Real-estate tax rank: 9th
Cost of living rank: 35th
Physicians per 1,000 people rank: 16th
Violent crimes per 1,000 people rank: 23rd
Colorado ranks in the middle, in most of the given categories, but still manages to find its spot on our list of the best states for retirement. It has 2.73 physicians per 1,000 people and 3.09 crimes per the same number of people. At the same time, Colorado is somewhat expensive overall. The cost of living index of the Centennial State amounts to 104.5, which is somewhat above the national average. However, Colorado ranks 9th overall in the effective real-estate tax rate which comes to 0.62% of the real-estate value. Annual taxes on a median $176,000 home come to $1,097, while annual taxes on a $239,400 Colorado median house come to $1,495.