Welcome to LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for the 50 states.
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.
LawnStarter hopes people who live in the top-ranked states will view the LawnStarter index as a point of pride, and people considering a move will use the LawnStarter index in helping make their relocation decisions.
Here are the 10 states that ranked the highest on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index:
For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.