Quality of life in Cambridge

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
223/265
Details
Large apartment$2300.00
Medium apartment$1900.00
Rent index [score]0.48
Small apartment$1400.00

Cost of Living

5
195/248
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$3.00
A kilogram of Apples$3.30
Bread$0.45
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$19.00
Monthly fitness club membership$58.00
Monthly public transport$75.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$91.47

Startups

5
88/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.41
Coworking spaces [score]0.98
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co13
Meetups [score]0.40
Meetups groups112
Meetups members30894
Number of investors58
Number of startup events in the last 12 months354
Number of upcoming meetup events50
Startup climate scene [score]0.54
Startup events76
Startup events [score]0.63
Startups [score]0.64
Total number of startups140

Venture Capital

3
86/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.33

Travel Connectivity

7
19/266
Details
Airport hub135
Airport hub [score]0.79
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.59

Commute

6
64/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.83

Business Freedom

9
35/264
Details
Business freedom86.00
Business freedom [score]0.89
Freedom from corruption78.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.84
Lack of labor restrictions71.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business4.50
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

10
10/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.93
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents6
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

8
153/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.82
Healthcare quality [score]0.77
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

7
26/240
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Cambridge
Best university ranking4
Country mean scores in PISA math test494.15
Country mean scores in PISA reading test499.32
Country mean scores in PISA science test514.13
PISA math ranking (high school)21
PISA ranking17
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.81
PISA reading (high school)15
PISA science (high school)13
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.51

Environmental Quality

8
60/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.84
Cleanliness [score]0.84
Drinking water quality [score]0.64
Urban greenery [score]0.89

Economy

5
119/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.77
Currency for urban areaGBP
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$39510.94
GDP per capita [score]0.64

Taxation

6
65/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.41
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes110
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

6
104/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)66.55
Internet access (download) [score]0.72
Internet access (upload) [score]0.44
Upload speed (Mbps)10.09

Leisure & Culture

2
250/264
Details
Art galleries25
Art galleries [score]0.52
Cinemas12
Cinemas [score]0.42
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.52
Concert venues23
Concerts [score]0.16
Historical sites7
Historical sites [score]0.10
Museums15
Museums [score]0.39
Performing art venues18
Performing arts [score]0.36
Sport venues8
Sports [score]0.26
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

8
41/266
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.76
LGBT Equality Index86.67
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.81

Outdoors

1
261/266
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)12.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

6.20
Guns per 100 people
0.23
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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