Atlanta

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
195/263
Details
Large apartment$1531.58
Medium apartment$1289.02
Rent index [score]0.56
Small apartment$1046.47

Cost of Living

5
167/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.80
A Cappuccino$4.40
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$3.80
Bread$0.90
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$35.00
Monthly public transport$94.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.84

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]0.84
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co23
Meetups [score]0.83
Meetups groups198
Meetups members142764
Number of investors341
Number of startup events in the last 12 months2741
Number of upcoming meetup events161
Startup climate scene [score]0.72
Startup events324
Startup events283
Startup events [score]0.98
Startups [score]0.93
Total number of startups1103

Venture Capital

7
30/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesFlashpoint, Shotput Ventures
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.74

Travel Connectivity

6
52/260
Details
Airport hub217
Airport hub [score]0.92
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.20

Commute

4
205/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Atlanta
Traffic handling [score]0.48

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

3
255/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.27
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]0.37
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.51

Healthcare

6
180/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.81
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

7
22/230
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)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]0.56

Environmental Quality

5
179/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.56
Cleanliness [score]0.48
Drinking water quality [score]0.44
Urban greenery [score]0.50

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
157/260
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

9
4/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)70.45
Internet access (download) [score]0.90
Internet access (upload) [score]0.97
Upload speed (Mbps)37.76

Leisure & Culture

8
39/263
Details
Art galleries326
Art galleries [score]0.94
Cinemas271
Cinemas [score]0.85
Comedy clubs191
Comedy clubs [score]0.91
Concert venues299
Concerts [score]0.95
Historical sites221
Historical sites [score]0.76
Museums165
Museums [score]0.80
Performing art venues332
Performing arts [score]0.86
Sport venues211
Sports [score]0.93
Zoos74
Zoos [score]0.90

Tolerance

8
29/264
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]0.88

Outdoors

5
104/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.32
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 167th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. 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)

$856$1,237
$1046
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$35
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$94
Lunch$13
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Atlanta are high. For this job type, Atlanta ranks 27th for salaries among 264 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)

$78,150
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Homicide
Very High
10/10
Assault
Moderate
43/53
Theft
Very High
50/51
Robbery
Very High
45/46
Motor vehicle theft
Very High
29/29

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault44%
  • Robbery-10%
  • Theft82%

Gun crimes & Ownership

132.22
Guns per 100 people
12.63
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Atlanta in position 238 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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    LGBT rights in Atlanta

    Discrimination

    No Protections

    Marriage

    Legal

    Adoption

    Ambiguous

    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    110

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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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, the peach trees are plentiful 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 knows rebirth and endurance though, perhaps better than any other city. 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 beloved capital of the state of Georgia, and has become the enduring leader 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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