Dallas

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
201/263
Details
Large apartment$1604.95
Medium apartment$1297.77
Rent index [score]0.54
Small apartment$990.58

Cost of Living

6
113/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.10
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$3.30
Bread$0.84
Inflation [score]0.56
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$38.00
Monthly public transport$76.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$70.41

Startups

9
20/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups56
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.84
Coworking spaces [score]0.80
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co12
Meetups [score]0.78
Meetups groups199
Meetups members117547
Number of investors312
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1984
Number of upcoming meetup events127
Startup climate scene [score]0.73
Startup events177
Startup events234
Startup events [score]0.87
Startups [score]0.88
Total number of startups1098

Venture Capital

9
11/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesTech Wildcatters
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.91

Travel Connectivity

5
62/260
Details
Airport hub190
Airport hub [score]0.81
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.17

Commute

4
210/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Dallas
Traffic handling [score]0.50

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
236/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.60
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year11
Guns per 100 residents139
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.72
Lack of guns [score]0.33
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.53

Healthcare

6
184/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.29
Healthcare quality [score]0.81
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
105/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Texas at Dallas
Best university ranking225
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]0.13

Environmental Quality

6
144/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.61
Cleanliness [score]0.62
Drinking water quality [score]0.65
Urban greenery [score]0.58

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)0.08

Internet Access

8
15/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)80.91
Internet access (download) [score]0.95
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)17.29

Leisure & Culture

7
61/263
Details
Art galleries244
Art galleries [score]0.73
Cinemas171
Cinemas [score]0.84
Comedy clubs139
Comedy clubs [score]0.88
Concert venues307
Concerts [score]0.88
Historical sites184
Historical sites [score]0.70
Museums147
Museums [score]0.75
Performing art venues257
Performing arts [score]0.83
Sport venues202
Sports [score]0.96
Zoos25
Zoos [score]0.88

Tolerance

7
106/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index64.44
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.65
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]0.66

Outdoors

4
164/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters359.00
Urban area elevation (meters)146.00
Water access [score]0.67
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Dallas are in the 113th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. 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)

$1,332$1,878
$1605
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$38
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$43
Monthly public transport$76
Lunch$11
-31%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Dallas are high. For this job type, Dallas ranks 39th 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 Dallas.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$74,356
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Homicide
Very Low
5/10
Assault
Very Low
27/53
Theft
Low
29/51
Robbery
Low
28/46
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
15/29

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault62%
  • Robbery196%
  • Theft56%

Gun crimes & Ownership

139.19
Guns per 100 people
10.50
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Dallas in position 134 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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      LGBT rights in Dallas

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      No Protections

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      Adoption

      Ambiguous

      Climate

      Average number of clear days per year

      136

      Climate type

      Humid Subtropical

      Average daily maximum temperature

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      On living in Dallas

      Dallas, the ninth largest city in the United States and the third largest in the state of Texas, is an impressive melting pot of culture and character. As the undisputed center of oil and cotton industry in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Dallas steadily grew to become a classic American boomtown of the new age, and is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Dallas largely fell victim to its own success extending deep into the automobile era, becoming a prime example of urban sprawl, with a downtown strangled by a spaghetti of highways, yet started to reinvent its urban self at the beginning of the 21st century.

      Boasting high-end luxury hotels, innumerable fine dining spots, and one of the busiest airports in the world, Dallas maintains an upscale ethos also reflected by an affluent population, world-class museums, and a shimmering modern skyline. Its history has been marred by the infamous assassination of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, but there is more historic and contemporary heritage to be discovered in the city.

      Downtown Dallas is undergoing a slow-pace urban renewal, as well as expansion. Traditionally bound within a belt of above-ground expressways and consisting of anonymous highrise towers between parking craters, it is now rediscovering walkability, street-level retail and public transit such as the M-Line tram, operated using historic vehicles. It has also expanded northwards and merged with a part known as Uptown immediately north of it thanks to a new park developed between them, while artsy locals flock east to a low-rise neighbourhood behind the freeway known as Deep Ellum.

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