Chattanooga

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
110/263
Details
Large apartment$1024.20
Medium apartment$884.82
Rent index [score]0.76
Small apartment$745.44

Cost of Living

5
154/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.00
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$4.00
Bread$0.52
Inflation [score]0.50
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$44.00
Movie ticket$9.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.33

Startups

4
154/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups32
Meetups members4286
Number of investors21
Number of startup events in the last 12 months31
Number of upcoming meetup events13
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events15
Startup events15
Startup events [score]0.44
Startups [score]0.53
Total number of startups52

Venture Capital

3
134/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesCo.Lab accelerator
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

1
235/260
Details
Airport hub8
Airport hub [score]0.11
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

3
256/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Chattanooga
Traffic handling [score]0.21

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
234/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.45
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents108
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.53

Healthcare

7
152/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.28
Healthcare quality [score]0.92
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
63/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.88
Cleanliness [score]0.58
Drinking water quality [score]0.83
Urban greenery [score]0.85

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

5
109/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.43
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

8
9/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)65.87
Internet access (download) [score]0.87
Internet access (upload) [score]0.80
Upload speed (Mbps)25.34

Leisure & Culture

4
215/263
Details
Art galleries79
Art galleries [score]0.63
Cinemas41
Cinemas [score]0.47
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.74
Concert venues64
Concerts [score]0.50
Historical sites39
Historical sites [score]0.48
Museums19
Museums [score]0.38
Performing art venues52
Performing arts [score]0.45
Sport venues28
Sports [score]0.48
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.68

Tolerance

8
40/264
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]0.81

Outdoors

2
235/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.21
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 154th 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)

$620$871
$745
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$45
Monthly public transport$44
Lunch$10
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$72,839
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Moderate
38/53
Theft
Low
28/51
Robbery
Low
20/46
Motor vehicle theft
Low
19/29

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault-10%
  • Robbery140%
  • Theft39%

Gun crimes & Ownership

107.68
Guns per 100 people
15.86
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    105

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

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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, in fact, the home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo, the tune made popular by Glenn Miller.

    During the American Civil War, Chattanooga was a major railroad station and at the center of a number of pitched battles. These battles are remembered through numerous battlefield parks and Civil War attractions located in and around the city.

    In more modern times, the city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its once dilapidated downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. An early cornerstone of this project was the restoration of the historic Walnut Street Bridge, which is now the world's longest pedestrian bridge.

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