We don’t want to pick on Louisiana, but let’s be frank about a few things, shall we? While the incredible music scene and food are something everyone should experience, living here leaves a lot to be desired. With Category 4 and 5 hurricanes making regular appearances every summer, not to mention the suffocating humidity, the weather is not something to crow about.
Louisiana has a high tax rate of almost 10% and the second-highest crime rate in the US. Let’s not forget alligators and apathetic health care system. This state has a great deal of southern charm, but charm won’t pay the bills for retirees.