States with the richest and poorest retirees

Retirement is supposed to be one of the happiest times in your life. You've spent your entire career saving and preparing, and your golden years are for enjoying time with family and friends and living relatively care-free.

However, the type of lifestyle you can afford might depend on where you live. A new study from GOBankingRates looked at the income levels for retirees in each state, revealing that there are considerable disparities between the states.

Click through to see the states with the richest and poorest retirees, starting with the poorest.

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This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: States With the Richest and Poorest Retirees