Ready to kick the bucket? North Carolina is apparently one of the worst states for dying. Here’s the truth: there are no good places to die. According to Policy Genius, some states are much worse places to die than others due to a variety of factors.

“But where you live can have major implications on your quality of life when you’re near death, as well as your family’s financial well-being after you pass away,” Elissa Suh said in her piece at PolicyGenius.com. “Being able to easily settle an estate, for example, can benefit everyone during a difficult time.”

The outlet looked at a number of things in ranking the “best” places to die, including:

  • Funeral costs
  • Funeral services (number of options, etc.)
  • Green burial options
  • Palliative care (including hospice) options
  • Medicare providers
  • Deaths at home
  • Probate shortcuts (how easy is it to settle your estate after you die)

All in all, North Carolina ranked in the bottom 10 out of 50 states (and D.C.), making it one of the worst states to live in. Funeral home density, green burial options, and Medicare coverage seem to be the biggest negatives for Tar Heels. Right above North Carolina, our BBFs are in South Carolina. I guess dying in the Carolinas is a no-go. New Jersey also made it into the worst states to die in which puts me at a two-for-two in states I’ve lived in. Guess I need to pick better places to die.

Let’s Look at the Top 10 Worst Places to Die

  • 51. Florida

    Final score: 30.9%

    Funeral costs: $7,667

    Funeral home density: 28.4

    Green burial: 0.8%

    Medicare: 4257

    Palliative care: 64.5%

    Deaths at home: 29.2%

  • 50. Alaska

    Final score: 37.1%

    Funeral costs: $9,913

    Funeral home density: 17.2

    Green burial: 0.0%

    Medicare: 14566

    Palliative care: 42.9%

    Deaths at home: 43.4%

  • 49. Texas

    Final score: 38.0%

    Funeral costs: $7,148

    Funeral home density: 31.3

    Green burial: 0.6%

    Medicare: 6173

    Palliative care: 52.2%

    Deaths at home: 33.0%

  • 48. Hawaii

    Final score: 38.3%

    Funeral costs: $15,203

    Funeral home density: 11.8

    Green burial: 3.7%

    Medicare: 5079

    Palliative care: 66.7%

    Deaths at home: 37.4%

  • 47. New York

    Final score: 38.9%

    Funeral costs: $10,355

    Funeral home density: 51.7

    Green burial: 1.0%

    Medicare: 7131

    Palliative care: 80.8%

    Deaths at home: 29.7%

  • 45. Georgia

    Final score: 39.4%

    Funeral costs: $6,924

    Funeral home density: 37.3

    Green burial: 0.7%

    Medicare: 7041

    Palliative care: 65.0%

    Deaths at home: 33.2%

  • 45. New Jersey

    Final score: 39.4%

    Funeral costs: $9,154

    Funeral home density: 49.3

    Green burial: 0.6%

    Medicare: 7098

    Palliative care: 91.8%

    Deaths at home: 29.9%

  • 44. North Carolina

    Final score: 39.7%

    Funeral costs: $7,404

    Funeral home density: 45.2

    Green burial: 1.9%

    Medicare: 6775

    Palliative care: 67.6%

    Deaths at home: 33.2%

  • 43. South Carolina

    Final score: 39.7%

    Funeral costs: $7,512

    Funeral home density: 46.7

    Green burial: 1.7%

    Medicare: 5891

    Palliative care: 61.4%

    Deaths at home: 37.5%

  • 42. Connecticut 

    Final score: 41.4%

    Funeral costs: $9,689

    Funeral home density: 56.1

    Green burial: 0.6%

    Medicare: 7639

    Palliative care: 95.8%

    Deaths at home: 28.7%

  • 41. Tennessee 

    Final score: 41.7%

    Funeral costs: $6,986

    Funeral home density: 53.1

    Green burial: 1.0%

    Medicare: 6826

    Palliative care: 61.7%

    Deaths at home: 32.4%

  • 40. Arizona

    Final score: 41.7%

    Funeral costs: $7,845

    Funeral home density: 17.4

    Green burial: 1.2%

    Medicare: 5175

    Palliative care: 79.4%

    Deaths at home: 34.7%