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Report: California ranks last for housing affordability for military retirees

Posted at 8:30 AM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 11:30:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- California is the worst state for military retirees when it comes to the cost of housing, according to WalletHub.

Overall, California ranked 21st on the list of best and worst states for military retirees.

The Golden State ranked 9th for quality of life, 3rd for number of VA health facilities per number of veterans and 5th for number of VA benefits-administration facilities per number of veterans.

Dragging California down to the 21st spot however, is the cost of living.

The state ranked 51st for housing affordability and 49th for percent of veteran-owned businesses.

California also ranked 48th for its percentage of homeless veterans and 12th for veteran job opportunities.

The report also found that red states are friendlier to military retirees than blue states.