MoneyRates.com recently published the best states to make a living in and lucky for you and me, North Dakota ranks in the top 10. In other words, the quality of life is rated A+ in North Dakota. 

There are so many factors to consider when researching the top states to make a living in 2018. The states that posses the best healthcare. The states that have the best education to offer families, affordable housing and a safe and great place to raise a family. Check all those items for North Dakota.

The amount of unemployment plays a huge role and the amount of good paying jobs or employment the state offerings its citizens.

BankingRates.com turned to the information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to ranks the best states to make a living in 2018.

The top states are

  1. Washington
  2. Colorado
  3. Texas
  4. Minnesota
  5. Ohio
  6. Michigan
  7. North Dakota
  8. Illinois
  9. Missouri
  10. Virginia

All of the above states offer great healthcare, education, good paying jobs, affordable housing and quality of life.

The worst states include South Dakota, Hawaii, Oregon, California and South Carolina.

See more of the methodology and ranking states here.