May 22, 2014 / 4:21 PM / 3 years ago

FACTBOX-Best places to retire, by the numbers

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)

By Chris Taylor

NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - So, you're looking beyond just Florida or Arizona as a potential retirement landing spot. What exactly can you expect from some of the winning states on Bankrate.com's list of Best Places to Retire?

Here's a sampler:

SOUTH DAKOTA

Bankrate.com Ranking: 1

Avg. home value (Sioux Falls): $153,100

Avg. temp (July): 72.7

Avg. temp (Jan.): 17.3

Dinner for two at Sioux Falls' Minerva's: $62-$120

Two prime tickets to Sioux Falls Canaries baseball game: $49

UTAH

Ranking: 3

Avg. home value (Salt Lake City): $233,200

Avg. temp (July): 72.6

Avg. temp (Jan.): 25.9

Dinner for two at Salt Lake City's Pago: $62-$120

Two prime tickets to Salt Lake Bees: $52

IOWA

Ranking: 9

Avg. home value (Des Moines): $152,700

Avg. temp (July): 73.7

Avg. temp (Jan.): 19.1

Dinner for two at Des Moines' Centro: $22-$60

Two prime tickets to Iowa Cubs: $24

VIRGINIA

Ranking: 10

Avg. home value (Richmond): $202,400

Avg. temp (July): 74.5

Avg. temp (Jan.): 35.1

Dinner for two at Richmond's Acacia: $62-$120

Two prime tickets to Richmond Flying Squirrels: $28

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