Denver

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
235/263
Details
Large apartment$1984.41
Medium apartment$1626.70
Rent index [score]0.39
Small apartment$1268.99

Cost of Living

4
209/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.00
A Cappuccino$4.60
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$4.10
Bread$0.95
Inflation [score]0.41
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$59.00
Monthly public transport$94.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$77.19

Startups

8
26/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups42
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.76
Coworking spaces [score]0.98
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co46
Meetups [score]0.80
Meetups groups198
Meetups members128230
Number of investors400
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1188
Number of upcoming meetup events272
Startup climate scene [score]0.77
Startup events92
Startup events137
Startup events [score]0.76
Startups [score]0.86
Total number of startups879

Venture Capital

8
28/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.79

Travel Connectivity

4
79/260
Details
Airport hub169
Airport hub [score]0.73
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.14

Commute

4
197/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Denver
Traffic handling [score]0.60

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

6
200/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.74
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents116
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.68
Lack of guns [score]0.44
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.56

Healthcare

7
118/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.39
Healthcare quality [score]0.96
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

7
94/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.58
Cleanliness [score]0.81
Drinking water quality [score]0.71
Urban greenery [score]0.79

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
148/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

6
119/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)32.03
Internet access (download) [score]0.61
Internet access (upload) [score]0.49
Upload speed (Mbps)11.26

Leisure & Culture

6
111/263
Details
Art galleries241
Art galleries [score]0.72
Cinemas210
Cinemas [score]0.72
Comedy clubs119
Comedy clubs [score]0.91
Concert venues199
Concerts [score]0.91
Historical sites125
Historical sites [score]0.59
Museums99
Museums [score]0.68
Performing art venues207
Performing arts [score]0.78
Sport venues130
Sports [score]0.91
Zoos17
Zoos [score]0.90

Tolerance

7
78/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index96.88
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 regulationsAmbiguous
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]0.40

Outdoors

9
2/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.93
Median peak in meters2835.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1645.00
Water access [score]0.78
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Denver are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Denver will very likely increase your daily costs of living. 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)

$1,788$2,181
$1984
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$59
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$53
Monthly public transport$94
Lunch$13
-18%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$77,391
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Low
31/53
Theft
Low
27/51
Robbery
Low
17/46

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault433%
  • Robbery400%
  • Theft370%

Gun crimes & Ownership

116.46
Guns per 100 people
11.75
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Denver in position 77 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

115

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Denver

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On living in Denver

Denver is the capital and largest city of Colorado, USA. Known as "The Mile-High City", Denver sits at an altitude of 5,280 feet/1,600 meters above sea level and lies where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains. Denver is a large city and one of the fastest growing in the United States.

Denver is a bustling city of more than 600,000 people supporting a fast-growing metropolitan area of nearly 3 million people. The city embraces its cowboy and mining past but also looks toward the future with a vibrant arts and performing arts scene, dozens of great outdoor festivals, and distinct neighborhoods each offering a unique experience. You'll find everything a cosmopolitan city has to offer including a spectacular view of and easy access to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, which are only 12 miles west of town.

Denver does have its growing pains. Urban sprawl is becoming a problem, with the metropolitan area sometimes growing faster than the infrastructure can really handle, especially with public transportation. Denver is generally a driving city, and some problems with pollution and traffic are a part of everyday life. Large mass transportation and freeway expansion projects have recently been completed, including the popular light rail system. By American standards, Denver is betting big on public transportation.

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