Courtesy, Bill Colley.

I’ll offer the bad news first.  Apparently Idaho has a terrible quality of life.

The good news is the cost of living in Idaho is relatively low

WalletHub ranks the state 31st nationally.  There may be some bias because the people doing the survey may not appreciate rural living.  There’s a notion among some urban elites you can’t survive without a Starbucks on every corner, Shakespeare-in-the-Park and art galleries for rainy days (although, I’ve seen some amazing museums in some small towns here).

The good news is the cost of living in Idaho is relatively low (I can attest and make comparisons to New York State, Vermont and Delaware if you don’t believe me).  Access to health care is also fairly good, which I guess debunks some of the breathless warnings from newspaper editors.  All told WalletHub suggests Idaho is the 6th best place in the country for retirees.  If you like looking at really big ditches it may also be to your liking!  Wyoming is number two and Nevada places number eight.  Florida tops the list.