MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — South Carolina is one of the worst states to live in in America, according to report released Monday from WalletHub.
South Carolina ranked 45th on the list, with the bottom spots mostly populated by Southern states. Mississippi came in in 50th, with Louisiana and Arkansas coming in 48th and 47th, respectively.
North Carolina ranked 29th on the list.
The rankings are based on a score that includes affordability, economy, education, safety, health and quality of life. Housing costs and homeownership rates were also factors.
South Carolina took a hit from its economy and health and education ranking, coming in the fifth lowest on both lists.
The five worst states to live in are:
- 46. New Mexico
- 47. Arkansas
- 48. Louisiana
- 49. Alaska
- 50. Mississippi
The five best states to live in are:
- 5. Virginia
- 4. Idaho
- 3. New York
- 2. New Jersey
- 1. Massachusetts