Cleveland

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
150/263
Details
Large apartment$1329.67
Medium apartment$1018.98
Rent index [score]0.69
Small apartment$708.30

Cost of Living

5
176/261
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$3.50
A beer$1.60
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$0.61
Inflation [score]0.47
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$89.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.22

Startups

5
87/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups9
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.40
Coworking spaces [score]0.53
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.36
Meetups groups93
Meetups members24774
Number of investors48
Number of startup events in the last 12 months397
Number of upcoming meetup events29
Startup climate scene [score]0.51
Startup events26
Startup events36
Startup events [score]0.53
Startups [score]0.68
Total number of startups217

Venture Capital

4
82/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesFlashstarts, LaunchHouse
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.42

Travel Connectivity

2
166/260
Details
Airport hub56
Airport hub [score]0.30
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

4
208/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Cleveland
Traffic handling [score]0.63

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

4
242/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.33
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]0.52
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.61

Healthcare

7
145/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.29
Healthcare quality [score]0.95
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
86/230
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)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
University quality [score]0.20

Environmental Quality

7
86/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.67
Cleanliness [score]0.57
Drinking water quality [score]0.81
Urban greenery [score]0.90

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
191/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.26
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

5
162/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)24.11
Internet access (download) [score]0.51
Internet access (upload) [score]0.42
Upload speed (Mbps)9.02

Leisure & Culture

6
123/263
Details
Art galleries194
Art galleries [score]0.65
Cinemas65
Cinemas [score]0.63
Comedy clubs50
Comedy clubs [score]0.79
Concert venues129
Concerts [score]0.94
Historical sites93
Historical sites [score]0.47
Museums69
Museums [score]0.70
Performing art venues194
Performing arts [score]0.69
Sport venues78
Sports [score]0.88
Zoos19
Zoos [score]0.86

Tolerance

7
71/264
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]0.73

Outdoors

5
139/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters362.50
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)203.00
Water access [score]0.72
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Cleveland are in the 176th 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)

$1,056$1,603
$1330
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$54
Monthly public transport$89
Lunch$12
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Cleveland are above average. For this job type, Cleveland ranks 69th for salaries among 264 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)

$60,699
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
29/53
Theft
Very Low
22/51
Robbery
Very Low
18/46

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault790%
  • Robbery783%
  • Theft287%

Gun crimes & Ownership

100.64
Guns per 100 people
11.14
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Cleveland in position 225 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Los, Angeles, United States

120 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, United States

Phone: +1-310-288-8334,+1-310-288-8334

U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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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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LGBT rights in Cleveland

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Single Only

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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