Picking a spot to retire may come down to more than just sunshine. While consistently warm weather can improve a retirement location, low costs may boost an area's prospects even more, a new survey suggests.
The survey by Bankrate.com evaluated 172 American cities on metrics including cost of living, tax burden, health care quality, weather, ease of transportation and senior well-being. Retirees heading to Arizona may have found a haven for their golden years.
Scroll through to see the five best and five worst cities for retirement, according to Bankrate.
— By CNBC's Jacob Pramuk
Posted 8 June 2015