Cleveland

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
136/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$960.00
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$750.00

Cost of Living

4
198/250
Details
5km taxi ride$15.00
A Cappuccino$4.80
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$3.30
Bread$0.84
Inflation [score]0.43
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$46.00
Monthly public transport$80.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$73.08

Startups

5
96/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.52
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.38
Meetups groups103
Meetups members29044
Number of investors48
Number of startup events in the last 12 months685
Number of upcoming meetup events28
Startup climate scene [score]0.50
Startup events73
Startup events [score]0.66
Startups [score]0.67
Total number of startups205

Venture Capital

4
85/221
Details
Funding accelerator namesFlashstarts, LaunchHouse
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.43

Travel Connectivity

2
169/265
Details
Airport hub56
Airport hub [score]0.30
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

1
244/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Cleveland
Traffic handling [score]0.51

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
250/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.27
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year11
Guns per 100 residents101
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.70
Lack of guns [score]0.51
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.60

Healthcare

7
136/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.35
Healthcare quality [score]0.92
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
104/239
Details
Best university in rankingCase Western Reserve University
Best university ranking126
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]0.20

Environmental Quality

7
93/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.72
Cleanliness [score]0.57
Drinking water quality [score]0.79
Urban greenery [score]0.86

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

4
195/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.24
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

5
149/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)53.68
Internet access (download) [score]0.79
Internet access (upload) [score]0.28
Upload speed (Mbps)5.81

Leisure & Culture

6
135/264
Details
Art galleries188
Art galleries [score]0.62
Cinemas60
Cinemas [score]0.63
Comedy clubs49
Comedy clubs [score]0.79
Concert venues124
Concerts [score]0.94
Historical sites88
Historical sites [score]0.44
Museums72
Museums [score]0.70
Performing art venues194
Performing arts [score]0.69
Sport venues66
Sports [score]0.87
Zoos27
Zoos [score]0.88

Tolerance

5
225/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.19
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.68
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
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]0.29

Outdoors

5
137/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters365.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)203.00
Water access [score]0.74
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Cleveland are in the 198th 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)

$940$1,400
$1200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$46
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$54
Monthly public transport$80
Lunch$13
-21%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Cleveland are above average. For this job type, Cleveland ranks 64th 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 Cleveland.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$64,892
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)

8%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

234/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Low
29/51
Theft
Low
22/49
Robbery
Low
17/41

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Assault19%
  • Robbery83%
  • Theft46%

Gun crimes & Ownership

101.17
Guns per 100 people
11.14
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Cleveland in position 238 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Great for

  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife

Not Great for

  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation

Who lives here

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish
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People in Cleveland

Population of Cleveland

1,671,400
752 /km²
156/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Cleveland

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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8.16%
Account Manager
6.12%
Graphic Designer
6.12%
Administrative Assistant
4.08%
Project Manager
4.08%
Content Marketing
4.08%
Marketing Manager
4.08%
Other
63.27%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

66

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Cleveland

Cleveland is a culturally diverse city on the shores of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA. Recreational, cultural and educational opportunities are abundant throughout Northeast Ohio. You'll find world-class museums and cultural events, professional sports and amusement parks, and the most golf courses per capita in the United States. Places Rated Almanac ranks the area second in recreational options out of 354 US metro areas. This region ranks fifth in the nation in number of major cultural resources per one million residents.

The following are districts of the city of Cleveland. For the Cleveland Metropolitan area see Cuyahoga County.

Cleveland is the urban center of Northeast Ohio, the 15th largest combined metropolitan area in the United States. From 1890 until 1970, Cleveland was ranked as one of the 10 largest cities in the U.S. Like most U.S. cities, Cleveland began to lose population to suburban areas in the 1960s and 1970s. However, in the mid-1980s, Cleveland earned the nickname the "Comeback City" as the urban core experienced a dramatic revitalization process that continues today. As its "comeback" has continued, the official moniker is now the New American City as Cleveland has rightfully earned the reputation as a model of effective public-private partnership for urban planning.

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Good Country Index

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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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