Albuquerque

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
106/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$950.00
Rent index [score]0.72
Small apartment$760.00

Cost of Living

6
107/248
Details
5km taxi ride$9.20
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.90
A kilogram of Apples$2.80
Bread$0.89
Inflation [score]0.61
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$37.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$62.51

Startups

4
158/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.39
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co8
Meetups [score]0.19
Meetups groups38
Meetups members8682
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months431
Number of upcoming meetup events16
Startup climate scene [score]0.37
Startup events149
Startup events [score]0.73
Startups [score]0.55
Total number of startups87

Venture Capital

1
177/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.15

Travel Connectivity

1
217/266
Details
Airport hub23
Airport hub [score]0.18
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
135/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Albuquerque
Traffic handling [score]0.79

Business Freedom

9
69/264
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
266/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.17
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents328
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.10
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.34

Healthcare

9
118/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.99
Healthcare quality [score]0.80
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
147/240
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

7
93/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.92
Cleanliness [score]0.59
Drinking water quality [score]0.67
Urban greenery [score]0.74

Economy

7
16/263
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
151/266
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

5
133/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)56.48
Internet access (download) [score]0.67
Internet access (upload) [score]0.41
Upload speed (Mbps)9.20

Leisure & Culture

5
178/264
Details
Art galleries127
Art galleries [score]0.54
Cinemas59
Cinemas [score]0.50
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.54
Concert venues99
Concerts [score]0.49
Historical sites30
Historical sites [score]0.53
Museums35
Museums [score]0.44
Performing art venues101
Performing arts [score]0.51
Sport venues10
Sports [score]0.53
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.76

Tolerance

7
144/266
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]0.45

Outdoors

4
207/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.60
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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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

155/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/263
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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 major airport, making it a common entry point into New Mexico. 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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Good Country Index

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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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