Chattanooga

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
111/265
Details
Large apartment$1100.00
Medium apartment$950.00
Rent index [score]0.74
Small apartment$820.00

Cost of Living

5
148/250
Details
5km taxi ride$2.30
A Cappuccino$4.10
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$1.80
Inflation [score]0.51
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$43.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.51

Startups

4
155/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups35
Meetups members5263
Number of investors21
Number of startup events in the last 12 months201
Number of upcoming meetup events17
Startup climate scene [score]0.47
Startup events25
Startup events [score]0.49
Startups [score]0.52
Total number of startups52

Venture Capital

3
131/221
Details
Funding accelerator namesCo.Lab accelerator
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.32

Travel Connectivity

1
239/265
Details
Airport hub8
Airport hub [score]0.12
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

0
252/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Chattanooga
Traffic handling [score]0.13

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

4
245/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.38
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents107
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.48
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

6
212/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.30
Healthcare quality [score]0.70
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
164/239
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)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

Environmental Quality

8
62/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.87
Cleanliness [score]0.69
Drinking water quality [score]0.81
Urban greenery [score]0.78

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

5
117/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.41
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

8
11/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)48.73
Internet access (download) [score]0.76
Internet access (upload) [score]0.89
Upload speed (Mbps)30.43

Leisure & Culture

4
217/264
Details
Art galleries80
Art galleries [score]0.63
Cinemas44
Cinemas [score]0.47
Comedy clubs11
Comedy clubs [score]0.72
Concert venues64
Concerts [score]0.47
Historical sites40
Historical sites [score]0.46
Museums20
Museums [score]0.38
Performing art venues52
Performing arts [score]0.43
Sport venues28
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.69

Tolerance

5
236/265
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]0.21

Outdoors

1
241/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters387.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)206.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Chattanooga are in the 148th place of all 250 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)

$660$990
$820
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$45
Monthly public transport$43
Lunch$11
-28%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Chattanooga are above average. For this job type, Chattanooga ranks 54th 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 Chattanooga.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$69,473
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

14%
For annual salary of $40000
20%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

9%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

102/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Low
33/51
Theft
Low
25/49
Robbery
Low
15/41
Motor vehicle theft
Low
17/24

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Assault-53%
  • Robbery300%
  • Theft-18%

Gun crimes & Ownership

107.43
Guns per 100 people
15.86
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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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

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    • Professionals
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    • Retirees
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    People in Chattanooga

    Population of Chattanooga

    422,500
    358 /km²
    220/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    3%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    Chattanooga

    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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    Electrical Engineer
    16.67%
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    16.67%
    Civil Engineer
    16.67%
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    50.00%

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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    105

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in Chattanooga

    Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in Tennessee. It is the seat of Hamilton County. It is in Southeast Tennessee on the Tennessee River and near the border of Georgia. It is famous for being immortalized in the popular song Chattanooga Choo Choo, made famous by Glenn Miller.

    Chattanooga played an important role during the American Civil War, when it was a major railroad hub and one of the most industrialized parts of the Confederacy along with the nearby city of Atlanta, resulting in Chattanooga and being at the center of numerous pitched battles. Many of the tourist attractions center around Civil War history such as numerous battlefield parks in and around the city. It is less prominent today because of the decline of its famed railroad, immortalized in the popular song Chattanooga Choo Choo, which is also commemorated in numerous tourist attractions and the popular Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel. As of the census of 2000, there are 155,554 people, 65,499 households, and 39,626 families residing in the city. There are 72,108 housing units at an average density of 205.9/km² (533.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 59.71% White, 36.06% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.54% Asian. 2.11% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

    Despite its economic loss and a small population, the city has become notably modernized, urbanized, and economically revitalized, receiving nationally recognition for the renaissance of its once-dilapidated, post-Industrial downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Within the last ten years the city has won three national awards for outstanding "livability", and nine Gunther Blue Ribbon Awards for excellence in housing and consolidated planning. An early cornerstone of this project was the restoration of the historic Walnut Street Bridge, which is now the world's longest pedestrian bridge. Chattanooga is the corporate headquarters and home of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Tennessee, Rock Creek Outfitters, Krystal, Chattem, Unum, The Chattanooga Bakery (home of the Moon Pie), and Miller Industries, and the largest tow truck manufacturer in the world (Chattanooga is the birthplace of the tow truck, so you'll also find tourist attractions such as the tow truck museum to commemorate this). Chattanooga is also home to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a self-funding government agency which operates numerous power plants in the South. Following the city's industrial decline, many businesses in the banking and insurance industries also set up operations in Chattanooga; the city is home to large branch offices of Cigna, AT&T and UBS.

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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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