Charlotte

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
192/263
Details
Large apartment$1518.87
Medium apartment$1265.42
Rent index [score]0.57
Small apartment$1011.97

Cost of Living

5
160/261
Details
5km taxi ride$8.20
A Cappuccino$3.90
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$4.20
Bread$1.90
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$36.00
Monthly public transport$88.00
Movie ticket$9.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.29

Startups

6
52/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups18
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.55
Coworking spaces [score]0.66
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co28
Meetups [score]0.48
Meetups groups130
Meetups members44146
Number of investors86
Number of startup events in the last 12 months844
Number of upcoming meetup events53
Startup climate scene [score]0.59
Startup events67
Startup events67
Startup events [score]0.70
Startups [score]0.74
Total number of startups182

Venture Capital

4
84/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.43

Travel Connectivity

4
100/260
Details
Airport hub141
Airport hub [score]0.62
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

4
252/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Charlotte
Traffic handling [score]0.25

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

5
212/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.60
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents107
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.58

Healthcare

7
135/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.96
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
155/230
Details
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

Environmental Quality

8
64/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.86
Cleanliness [score]0.79
Drinking water quality [score]0.86
Urban greenery [score]0.64

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
171/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

6
62/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)51.98
Internet access (download) [score]0.78
Internet access (upload) [score]0.50
Upload speed (Mbps)11.46

Leisure & Culture

6
136/263
Details
Art galleries141
Art galleries [score]0.65
Cinemas104
Cinemas [score]0.65
Comedy clubs52
Comedy clubs [score]0.88
Concert venues108
Concerts [score]0.80
Historical sites71
Historical sites [score]0.52
Museums36
Museums [score]0.62
Performing art venues117
Performing arts [score]0.66
Sport venues33
Sports [score]0.81
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.71

Tolerance

6
141/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.58
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.69
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consentAmbiguous
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year 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]0.53

Outdoors

1
240/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
Median peak in meters263.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)295.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Charlotte are in the 160th 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)

$845$1,179
$1012
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$36
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$44
Monthly public transport$88
Lunch$11
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$87,255
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

106.88
Guns per 100 people
12.42
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Charlotte in position 132 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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    • Retirees
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    LGBT rights in Charlotte

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    Married Couples Only

    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    111

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in Charlotte

    Charlotte is an ambitious and rapidly growing city in the southern part of the Piedmont of North Carolina. It is the largest city in the state, with a population of 809,856 (2014 estimate) residents within the city limits. As of 2006, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury combined statistical area (CSA) had a regional population of 2,589,763, and Charlotte is the county seat of Mecklenburg County. It is the center of finance, industry, technology, and entertainment for the region. It is a renowned financial powerhouse and banking center, with Bank of America's corporate headquarters and Wells Fargo's East Coast Operations located in Uptown, and is regarded as the second most important financial hub in the United States, behind New York City. Primarily known in the past as a leading Southern textile and manufacturing center, Charlotte is has modernized and diversified its robust economy through successful applications of urban and economic planning, known as "Vision Plans." It is also developing its fledgling tourist industry; currently its central core is one of the most visitor-friendly districts in the Carolinas.

    Heavy growth in the past 20 years has made Charlotte one of the South's largest and most successful cities. In many ways, the city is still trying to catch up to its own growth; visitors often comment that it seems understated in terms of culture and development. However, it is changing at a breathtaking speed. A very rapid influx of population and business investment has given it one of the most dynamic urban areas in the region.

    Charlotte's earliest settlers were Presbyterians of Scots-Irish descent who built a small courthouse, marketplace and village at the intersection of ancient Native American trading paths (the actual intersection is the Square formed by Trade and Tryon Streets) during the middle of the 18th Century. Both Charlotte and Mecklenburg County were named in honor of the Germanic wife of King George III of England. In addition, the main thoroughfare (Tryon St.) was named in tribute to the English Governor of the day. The establishment of a courthouse made Charlotte the seat of Mecklenburg County, and it was known for little more in its early days.

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