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U.S. News & World Report ranked the 'best states' to live in. Here's how Hawaii did

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

There are lots of reasons we're lucky we live Hawaii.

But what's the best state to live in?

According to a U.S. News and World Report ranking, the answer is ... Massachusetts.

U.S. News ranked states based on some 60 quality of life metrics, from education to health care to infrastructure.

Hawaii performed well in some areas, not so well in others. Put together, the state ranked 27th on the list.

Hawaii excelled in health care, earning the no. 1 spot in the nation.

But the state tanked on infrastructure, earning the 48th spot, and didn't perform too well when it came to crime and corrections (thanks to a high property crime rate and prison overpopulation) or education, either.

And, not surprisingly, the state ranked dead last in the nation for cost of living and housing affordability.

New Hampshire was ranked the second-best state to live in, and Minnesota rounded out the top three.

The worst state: Louisiana.

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