Albuquerque

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
112/263
Details
Large apartment$1147.87
Medium apartment$936.76
Rent index [score]0.77
Small apartment$725.65

Cost of Living

6
99/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$3.80
A beer$2.70
A kilogram of Apples$3.10
Bread$0.90
Inflation [score]0.60
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$44.00
Monthly public transport$31.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.04

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]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups32
Meetups members6070
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months125
Number of upcoming meetup events10
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events48
Startup events19
Startup events [score]0.64
Startups [score]0.58
Total number of startups70

Venture Capital

3
175/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.26

Travel Connectivity

1
213/260
Details
Airport hub23
Airport hub [score]0.17
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
106/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Albuquerque
Traffic handling [score]0.78

Business Freedom

9
67/259
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

2
264/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.23
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents361
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

6
196/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.34
Healthcare quality [score]0.73
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
124/230
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)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
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
45/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.97
Cleanliness [score]0.77
Drinking water quality [score]0.83
Urban greenery [score]0.79

Economy

6
16/258
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.86

Taxation

4
148/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

6
115/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)37.06
Internet access (download) [score]0.66
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)9.99

Leisure & Culture

5
177/263
Details
Art galleries127
Art galleries [score]0.52
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.50
Comedy clubs11
Comedy clubs [score]0.54
Concert venues95
Concerts [score]0.50
Historical sites31
Historical sites [score]0.55
Museums33
Museums [score]0.45
Performing art venues100
Performing arts [score]0.51
Sport venues10
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.75

Tolerance

8
25/264
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]0.66

Outdoors

4
184/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.69
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 99th place of all 261 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)

$779$1,094
$937
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$44
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$42
Monthly public transport$31
Lunch$12
-34%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$59,940
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

361.01
Guns per 100 people
15.63
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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      Climate

      Average number of clear days per year

      168

      Climate type

      Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

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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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