Atlanta

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
201/265
Details
Large apartment$1700.00
Medium apartment$1400.00
Rent index [score]0.52
Small apartment$1100.00

Cost of Living

5
179/250
Details
5km taxi ride$9.00
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$4.50
Bread$1.80
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$86.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$73.13

Startups

9
16/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups54
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.83
Coworking spaces [score]0.83
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co23
Meetups [score]0.83
Meetups groups199
Meetups members155650
Number of investors341
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3006
Number of upcoming meetup events191
Startup climate scene [score]0.72
Startup events373
Startup events [score]0.91
Startups [score]0.93
Total number of startups1136

Venture Capital

8
30/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesFlashpoint, Shotput Ventures
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.75

Travel Connectivity

5
54/265
Details
Airport hub217
Airport hub [score]0.91
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.18

Commute

4
190/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Atlanta
Traffic handling [score]0.38

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

3
257/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.23
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year13
Guns per 100 residents132
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.36
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.51

Healthcare

6
195/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.30
Healthcare quality [score]0.79
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

6
28/239
Details
Best university in rankingGeorgia Institute of Technology
Best university ranking33
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]0.56

Environmental Quality

5
167/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.65
Cleanliness [score]0.55
Drinking water quality [score]0.45
Urban greenery [score]0.55

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
163/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.32
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

8
22/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)50.16
Internet access (download) [score]0.77
Internet access (upload) [score]0.74
Upload speed (Mbps)20.90

Leisure & Culture

8
40/264
Details
Art galleries317
Art galleries [score]0.92
Cinemas269
Cinemas [score]0.84
Comedy clubs192
Comedy clubs [score]0.90
Concert venues297
Concerts [score]0.95
Historical sites227
Historical sites [score]0.75
Museums164
Museums [score]0.80
Performing art venues336
Performing arts [score]0.86
Sport venues212
Sports [score]0.86
Zoos73
Zoos [score]0.91

Tolerance

4
241/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index70.00
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.71
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.16

Outdoors

5
112/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.29
Median peak in meters748.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)323.00
Water access [score]0.70
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Atlanta are in the 179th place of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Atlanta will very likely increase your daily costs of living. 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)

$850$1,300
$1100
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$86
Lunch$13
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Atlanta are high. For this job type, Atlanta ranks 29th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Atlanta.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$79,397
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Homicide
8/8
Assault
Moderate
42/51
Theft
Very High
48/49
Robbery
Very High
40/41
Motor vehicle theft
24/24

Crime rate development in the last 8 months

Change in the last 8 months

  • Assault-18%
  • Robbery-24%
  • Theft-25%

Gun crimes & Ownership

131.70
Guns per 100 people
12.63
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Atlanta in position 242 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

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120 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, United States

Phone: +1-310-288-8334,+1-310-288-8334

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Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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Explore Atlanta’s neighborhoods

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Great for

  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit

Not Great for

    Who lives here

    • Singles
    • Professionals
    • Hipsters
    • Students
    • Trendy & Stylish
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    People in Atlanta

    Population of Atlanta

    2,878,400
    183 /km²
    256/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    10%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    Atlanta

    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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    Teleport users who are      Atlanta

    Work in:

    Software Engineer
    8.57%
    Administrative Assistant
    5.43%
    Marketing Manager
    5.14%
    Web Developer
    4.00%
    Project Manager
    3.43%
    Operations Manager
    3.14%
    Founder
    3.14%
    Other
    67.14%

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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    110

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    Impressions from Atlanta

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    On living in Atlanta

    Atlanta is the vanguard of the New South, with the charm and elegance of the Old. It is a city that balances southern traditions with sleek modernism. According to the 2010 Census, Atlanta had 420,000 residents within the city limits and 5.3 million in the metro area. In Atlanta, there is southern hospitality and the tea is sweet, yet this city boasts three skylines and the world’s busiest airport. Atlanta has been burnt to the ground and built back up; it has seen the horrors of war and felt the pain of droughts and floods. Atlanta was host to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, gave birth to the greatest figure of the civil rights movement (Martin Luther King Jr.), is the capital of the state of Georgia, and according to many, of the American South.

    The separated skyscrapers of Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead make Atlanta’s three skylines, and the size of any one of these districts could rival the center of any other city in the South. Atlanta is not all high rises though; each of the city’s urban neighborhoods offer unique atmospheres that are well adapted to living in the shadow of the city.

    Located on the Piedmont Plateau in Northern Georgia, Atlanta is located almost entirely in Fulton County, while a part of the city limits extends into DeKalb County. The area size of the city limits is only 132 sq mi (343 km²), but Metro Atlanta which includes 28 counties has an area of 8,376 sq mi (21,693.7 km²). The Chattahoochee River, which forms the Northwestern boundary of the city limits of Atlanta, is a major source of water throughout the metro area. Aside from the river, the topography of Atlanta is assorted with rolling hills, forests, lakes and ponds, and granite Stone Mountain to the east.

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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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