Florida holds down the No. 45 spot on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The index is based on six quality-of-life factors analyzed by LawnStarter and borrowed from The Economist -- GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate, geographic location (latitude) and male-female income equality. The Economist considers these factors to be good barometers for quality of life.
Tipping the balance in Florida’s favor are geographic location and male-female income equality, but other poor showings in other categories weighed down its overall ranking.
“For those who want to avoid cold, wet snow and who like a mix of rural farmland and horse pastures, bustling cities, and a living, breathing nightlife, Florida is a great state to make home,” MyMove.com says.
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