Albuquerque

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
103/265
Details
Large apartment$1000.00
Medium apartment$870.00
Rent index [score]0.77
Small apartment$720.00

Cost of Living

6
118/250
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$4.70
A beer$3.10
A kilogram of Apples$3.20
Bread$0.92
Inflation [score]0.56
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$56.00
Monthly public transport$41.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.22

Startups

5
118/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups6
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.19
Meetups groups39
Meetups members6680
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months326
Number of upcoming meetup events16
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events50
Startup events [score]0.60
Startups [score]0.58
Total number of startups68

Venture Capital

1
218/222
Details
Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

1
216/265
Details
Airport hub23
Airport hub [score]0.18
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
118/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Albuquerque
Traffic handling [score]0.76

Business Freedom

9
69/263
Details
Business freedom84.70
Business freedom [score]0.86
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions91.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]1.00
Time to open a business5.60
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

1
265/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.20
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents364
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.58
Lack of guns [score]0.10
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.34

Healthcare

6
196/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.34
Healthcare quality [score]0.73
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
146/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of New Mexico
Best university ranking375
Country mean scores in PISA math test478.04
Country mean scores in PISA reading test497.58
Country mean scores in PISA science test497.41
PISA math ranking (high school)30
PISA ranking24
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.72
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)19
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.26
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.07
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

8
78/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.93
Cleanliness [score]0.64
Drinking water quality [score]0.77
Urban greenery [score]0.75

Economy

7
16/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.00
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

4
153/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.33
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

4
183/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)30.19
Internet access (download) [score]0.59
Internet access (upload) [score]0.28
Upload speed (Mbps)5.85

Leisure & Culture

5
177/264
Details
Art galleries128
Art galleries [score]0.54
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.50
Comedy clubs11
Comedy clubs [score]0.54
Concert venues99
Concerts [score]0.49
Historical sites30
Historical sites [score]0.53
Museums35
Museums [score]0.45
Performing art venues102
Performing arts [score]0.52
Sport venues10
Sports [score]0.53
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.76

Tolerance

7
145/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.13
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.42

Outdoors

4
200/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.62
Median peak in meters2016.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1510.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Albuquerque are in the 118th place of all 250 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$770$980
$870
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$56
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$42
Monthly public transport$41
Lunch$11
-32%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$66,419
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

14%
For annual salary of $40000
20%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

7%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

155/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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      People in Albuquerque

      Population of Albuquerque

      630,800
      598 /km²
      179/264
      Density (people per unit of area)
      7%
      Growth in 2015-2020
      Albuquerque

      Demographics of United States

      Median age
      38
      Elderly people
      15%
      Life expectancy at birth
      80
      GDP per capita (in USD)
      $54,597
      12/262
      Unemployment
      5%
      117/263

      Languages

      English proficiency score
      100
      1/228
      Common spoken languages
      English

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      8.33%
      Lecturer
      4.17%
      Content Marketing
      4.17%
      C Level Executive
      4.17%
      Data Scientist
      4.17%
      Data Analyst
      4.17%
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      62.50%

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      Climate

      Average number of clear days per year

      168

      Climate type

      Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

      Average daily maximum temperature

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      On living in Albuquerque


      Albuquerque is a vibrant, sprawling city near the center of New Mexico. Cradled in the Rio Grande Valley beneath the Sandia Mountains, it is by far the largest city in the state, acting as the media, educational, and economic center of New Mexico, as well as the home of the state's only international airport, the Albuquerque International Sunport. Despite this, Albuquerque is often overshadowed as a tourist destination by Santa Fe, 60 mi (97 km) to the north.

      But any visit to New Mexico would be incomplete without taking in what Albuquerque has to offer, as New Mexico's only major city has pleasant scenery, colorful history, and a wealth of great attractions in its own right. Here, in a setting that has been made familiar to many by the television series Breaking Bad, you'll find many excellent museums, colorful neon signs along old Route 66, the naturalistic beauty of the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains, and a spectacular hot-air balloon festival in the fall.

      Albuquerque was founded in 1706 as a small Spanish settlement on the banks of the Rio Grande and was named for the Duke of Alburquerque (hence Albuquerque's nickname, "The Duke City"). In the 1880s the railroad came to town, and almost overnight a new city grew up around the train tracks a couple of miles away from the original settlement. This "New Town" became the hub of commerce for the state, and the city grew exponentially (eventually the "New Town", which today is Downtown, and the original "Old Town" settlement were joined to become part of the same city).

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      Overall ranking

      United States
      23rd from a total of 163 countries

      World Order

      26th

      Refugees hosted

      Refugees generated

      Charity giving

      Birth rate

      UN Treaties signed

      International Peace & Security

      66th

      Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

      International violent conflict

      Peacekeeping troops

      Arms exports

      Internet security (2014)

      Planet & Climate

      34th

      Ecological footprint

      Reforestation since 1992

      Hazardous pesticides exports

      CO2 emissions

      Ozone

      Prosperity & Equality

      46th

      Development assistance

      FDI outflows

      Fairtrade market size

      UN volunteers abroad

      Open trading

      Culture

      53rd

      Freedom of movement

      Press freedom

      Creative services exports

      UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

      Creative goods exports

      Science & Technology

      20th

      Nobel prizes

      Patents

      Journal exports

      International publications

      International Students

      Health & Wellbeing

      12th

      Pharmaceutical exports

      Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

      Food aid

      Humanitarian aid donations

      International Health Regulations Compliance

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