Quality Of Life By State 2019
Quality of life is a measure of comfort, health, and happiness by a person or a group of people. In regions where there is good quality of life, inhabitants overall have good health, access to quality education, safety, and freedom.
There are several ways to measure quality of life across the states in the United States. One way is by checking out the U.S. News & World Report’s Best States study, which ranks quality of life. This report takes several factors into consideration when determining which states have the highest quality of life. This includes natural environment metrics, such as air quality and drinking water quality. This study also takes into consideration social metrics including voter participation and community engagement.
The top 10 states based on this report were:
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
- South Dakota
- New Mexico
CNBC also performed its own study. Although the study is the Top States for Business, one of the metrics was Quality of Life. In this study, CNBC took into consideration factors including health care, inclusiveness, and crime rates. Based on these metrics, Vermont was found to have the highest quality of life. This state received the top honor because of its healthy population, a low rate of violent crime, antidiscrimination laws, and a beautiful outdoor environment.
Hawaii ranked second on this list due to overall well-being, the quality of the state’s air, and the health of its inhabitants. In third place is Minnesota, which has strong antidiscrimination laws, good overall health, and a low crime rate.
Based on CNBC’s report, these are the top 10 states with the best quality of life: