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Quality of Life

Top Ten in Everything

People sometimes hesitate to move to Minnesota -- but once they do, they tend to stay. It’s a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. From natural resources and recreational opportunities to a robust job market, affordable cost of living and high quality health care – Minnesota tops many livability rankings.

Recent Quality of Life Rankings

  • Happiest – and Least Stressed – State in the Country (WalletHub, 2017)
  • 1st in Quality of Life (Forbes, 2017)
  • 1st Best State for Women (WalletHub, 2017; Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 2015)
  • 2nd in Quality of Life (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • 2nd Best State for Millennials (WalletHub, 2017)
  • 2nd Best State Overall (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • 2nd Strongest State in the Nation (Politico, 2018)
  • 2nd Best State for Working Moms and Working Dads (WalletHub, 2017)
  • 2nd Best State to Raise a Family (WalletHub, 2018)
  • 3rd in Quality of Life (CNBC, 2017)
  • 3rd in Opportunity (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • 3rd in America’s Best States to Live In (CNBC, 2017)
  • 4th in America’s Best States to Live In (24/7 Wall Street, 2016)
  • 4th Safest State in America (WalletHub, 2017)
  • 4th in Overall Child Well-Being (2017 Kids Count Databook, Annie E. Casey Foundation)
  • 6th Healthiest State (America's Health Rankings, United Health Foundation, 2017)
  • 6th Best State for Jobs (WalletHub, 2017)
  • 7th Best State for Health Care (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)
  • 7th in Camelot Index (Federal Funds Information for States, 2017)

Resources

Here is comparison data about quality of life in Minnesota.

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