TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa is the best place to retire in 2023, according to a new study from WalletHub.

The study looked at more than 180 cities and ranked them based on 45 metrics, including adjusted cost of living, taxpayer-friendliness, recreational activities, violent crime, property crime, air quality, water quality, and health care.

Tampa ranked 40th for affordability, 5th best for activities, 26th best for quality of life and 79th for health care, giving it a combined score that ranked the city as the best place to retire, according to WalletHub.

Cities in Florida made up four of the top five best places to retire. St. Petersburg ranked as the 12th best place to retire, according to WalletHub.

Top 20 places to retire for 2023

  1. Tampa, Florida
  2. Scottsdale, Arizona
  3. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. Miami, Florida
  6. Casper, Wyoming
  7. Denver, Colorado
  8. Cincinnati, Ohio
  9. Charleston, South Carolina
  10. Atlanta, Georgia
  11. San Francisco, California
  12. St. Petersburg, Florida
  13. Wilmington, Delaware
  14. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  15. Las Vegas, Nevada
  16. Tempe, Arizona
  17. Boise, Idaho
  18. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  19. Columbia, South Carolina
  20. San Diego, California

For the full ranking of 182 cities, along with the methodology and full scoring, view the study on WalletHub.