Thinking about retiring?  You may want to consider another city.

The website WalletHub compared 182 U.S. cities across 46 key measures of affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities. The data set ranges from the cost of living to retired taxpayer-friendliness to the state’s health infrastructure.

Out of 182 cities in the comparison, Jersey City ranked 172nd overall. Drilling down, Jersey City scored as follows:

  • 151st – Adjusted Cost of Living
  • 113th – Annual Cost of In-Home Services
  • 108th – % of Employed Population Aged 65 & Older
  • 49th – Recreation & Senior Centers per Capita
  • 146th – Adult Volunteer Activities per Capita
  • 143rd – % of 65 & Older Population
  • 103rd – ‘Mild Weather’ Ranking
  • 152nd – WalletHub “States with the Best Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus” Score

Of course, like any ranking, there are biases. Sophisticated urbanites will take issue with the fact that WalletHub gives proximity to fishing holes and bingo halls equal weight to proximity to museums and theaters.

Jersey City can also take some solace in the fact that Newark ranked dead last at number 182.

To see the full ranking, go here.

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