Edmonton

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
148/263
Details
Large apartment$1177.96
Medium apartment$1045.12
Rent index [score]0.71
Small apartment$912.29

Cost of Living

5
162/261
Details
5km taxi ride$8.50
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$2.90
Bread$0.81
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$70.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$70.90

Startups

5
105/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups8
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.38
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups30
Meetups members8163
Number of investors23
Number of startup events in the last 12 months186
Number of upcoming meetup events24
Startup climate scene [score]0.47
Startup events36
Startup events43
Startup events [score]0.59
Startups [score]0.61
Total number of startups119

Venture Capital

2
205/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.18

Travel Connectivity

2
183/260
Details
Airport hub38
Airport hub [score]0.23
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.14

Commute

5
136/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Canada/Edmonton
Traffic handling [score]0.65

Business Freedom

9
47/259
Details
Business freedom81.80
Business freedom [score]0.80
Freedom from corruption81.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.89
Lack of labor restrictions72.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.67
Time to open a business1.50
Time to open a business [score]1.00

Safety

7
123/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.63
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.90

Healthcare

8
47/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.83
Life expectancy (years)82.17
Life expectancy [score]0.93

Education

6
41/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Alberta
Best university ranking107
Country mean scores in PISA math test515.43
Country mean scores in PISA reading test523.12
Country mean scores in PISA science test525.44
PISA math ranking (high school)9
PISA ranking8
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.93
PISA reading (high school)7
PISA science (high school)10
Percent of happy students0.79
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.16
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.22

Environmental Quality

8
61/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.76
Cleanliness [score]0.69
Drinking water quality [score]0.82
Urban greenery [score]0.90

Economy

6
91/258
Details
Currency for urban areaCAD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$44843.44
GDP per capita [score]0.71

Taxation

7
20/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.96
Income tax level [score]0.51
Profit tax (% of profit)0.21
Time overhead to file company taxes131
VAT (Sales Tax)0.05

Internet Access

5
133/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)32.27
Internet access (download) [score]0.61
Internet access (upload) [score]0.44
Upload speed (Mbps)9.70

Leisure & Culture

4
222/263
Details
Art galleries78
Art galleries [score]0.57
Cinemas47
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs16
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues93
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites54
Historical sites [score]0.43
Museums29
Museums [score]0.40
Performing art venues94
Performing arts [score]0.50
Sport venues44
Sports [score]0.62
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.63

Tolerance

6
150/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.80
LGBT Equality Index82.02
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.84
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (5-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsVaries by Region
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rightsVaries by Region
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityVaries by Region
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.36

Outdoors

1
252/260
Details
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)611.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Edmonton are in the 162nd 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)

$755$1,070
$912
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$70
Lunch$13
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$46,858
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.80
Guns per 100 people
1.97
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Edmonton in position 116 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

288.2

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Edmonton

Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta, a province of Canada. Its metro area is home to 1.1 million people and is the northernmost city of at least one million people in North America, the fifth-largest city in Canada and the largest Canadian city farther than 200 km (125 miles) from the US border. Edmonton is famous for its beautiful river valley park system, the North Saskatchewan River Valley, which offers over 100 kilometers of recreational trails, wildlife viewing, and city views. The river valley also contains many parks, including Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest historical park. If the great outdoors is not what you seek, the city also offers West Edmonton Mall, the largest shopping mall in North America. On top of that, Edmonton has a vibrant theater community, a busy cycle of annual festivals, national sports teams active year-round, and wonderful winter recreational opportunities.

In addition, Greater Edmonton also features several large communities outside Edmonton's city limits:

The area around Edmonton, which sits in the geographic centre of the province, was home to native populations for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. In 1795, Edmonton House was constructed and work on Fort Edmonton began. The original site was near Fort Saskatchewan, but was relocated near the present day Legislature in 1830.

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