There are a lot of books out there regarding retirement choices, taxes and full timing. They all tell you to look at your individual situation and the then look at the total tax burden (burden may be too soft of a word) for your situation. So I did that and for me it came down to just a few good choices.
1. Texas - Some nice places there but not a good fit for us.
2. South Dakota - Too darn cold.
3. Florida - Bugs & Mold
Not far behind was Alaska - Heck, they pay you! But ya can't see Russia. Tennessee was not too far back. You would think Nevada would be in the mix but I have lived there and I can assure you that it is not. Total tax burden includes things like property tax, personal property tax, sales tax, licensing, fuel tax, earnings tax, income tax, booze tax, coffin nail tax... Of course, each tax differs with each individual's situation. If you really want a good number you should consider such things as fed deduction for state/city/county taxes and all those nasty "FEES". If someone finds Shangri La, please do tell.
The recipe for perpetual ignorance is:
Be satisfied with your opinions
and content with your knowledge.