Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
233/265
Details
Large apartment$2100.00
Medium apartment$1700.00
Rent index [score]0.31
Small apartment$1300.00

Cost of Living

5
201/248
Details
5km taxi ride$8.70
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$59.00
Monthly public transport$94.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$75.47

Startups

10
10/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups54
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.92
Coworking spaces [score]1.00
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co198
Meetups [score]0.91
Meetups groups200
Meetups members231206
Number of investors1181
Number of startup events in the last 12 months4302
Number of upcoming meetup events197
Startup climate scene [score]0.84
Startup events746
Startup events [score]0.98
Startups [score]0.98
Total number of startups3105

Venture Capital

8
14/192
Details
Funding accelerator namesExcelerate Labs, Techstars Chicago, Healthbox - Chicago
Number of funding accelerators4
Venture capital [score]0.84

Travel Connectivity

6
51/266
Details
Airport hub217
Airport hub [score]0.91
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.19

Commute

5
183/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Chicago
Traffic handling [score]0.47

Business Freedom

9
69/264
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
250/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.21
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year9
Guns per 100 residents80
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.76
Lack of guns [score]0.56
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.66

Healthcare

9
108/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.99
Healthcare quality [score]0.82
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

8
8/240
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Chicago
Best university ranking10
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
University quality [score]0.87

Environmental Quality

7
120/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.73
Cleanliness [score]0.63
Drinking water quality [score]0.58
Urban greenery [score]0.79

Economy

7
16/263
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

4
179/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

7
51/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)61.60
Internet access (download) [score]0.69
Internet access (upload) [score]0.63
Upload speed (Mbps)17.01

Leisure & Culture

8
30/264
Details
Art galleries328
Art galleries [score]0.89
Cinemas249
Cinemas [score]0.88
Comedy clubs196
Comedy clubs [score]1.00
Concert venues315
Concerts [score]1.00
Historical sites250
Historical sites [score]0.76
Museums222
Museums [score]0.88
Performing art venues321
Performing arts [score]0.94
Sport venues214
Sports [score]1.00
Zoos44
Zoos [score]1.00

Tolerance

6
186/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index96.90
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
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]0.23

Outdoors

5
73/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters253.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)198.00
Water access [score]0.92
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