Eugene

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
140/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Rent index [score]0.68
Small apartment$750.00

Cost of Living

5
175/248
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$4.90
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$4.10
Bread$1.60
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$55.00
Monthly public transport$46.00
Movie ticket$8.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$62.95

Startups

3
201/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.40
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co18
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups19
Meetups members3344
Number of investors3
Number of startup events in the last 12 months109
Number of upcoming meetup events7
Startup climate scene [score]0.36
Startup events19
Startup events [score]0.45
Startups [score]0.42
Total number of startups21

Venture Capital

2
180/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.18

Travel Connectivity

1
238/265
Details
Airport hub9
Airport hub [score]0.13
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

2
242/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Eugene
Traffic handling [score]0.66

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

6
192/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.76
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents93
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.68
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.59

Healthcare

6
170/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.29
Healthcare quality [score]0.87
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
142/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Oregon
Best university ranking325
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]0.11

Environmental Quality

8
56/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.90
Cleanliness [score]0.72
Drinking water quality [score]0.75
Urban greenery [score]0.91

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]0.22
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175

Internet Access

5
183/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)37.02
Internet access (download) [score]0.61
Internet access (upload) [score]0.30
Upload speed (Mbps)6.22

Leisure & Culture

3
239/264
Details
Art galleries70
Art galleries [score]0.61
Cinemas10
Cinemas [score]0.39
Comedy clubs7
Comedy clubs [score]0.51
Concert venues49
Concerts [score]0.53
Historical sites10
Historical sites [score]0.34
Museums10
Museums [score]0.25
Performing art venues51
Performing arts [score]0.46
Sport venues9
Sports [score]0.41
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.37

Tolerance

9
22/265
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, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.78

Outdoors

4
205/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters346.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)131.00
Water access [score]0.52
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Eugene are in the 175th place of all 248 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)

$720$770
$750
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$55
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$43
Monthly public transport$46
Lunch$10
-20%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Eugene are above average. For this job type, Eugene ranks 69th 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 Eugene.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$62,602
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)

0%
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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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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People in Eugene

Population of Eugene

224,300
694 /km²
163/264
Density (people per unit of area)
2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Eugene

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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Attorney
12.50%
Systems Administrator
12.50%
Financial Analyst
12.50%
Software Engineer
12.50%
UX Designer
6.25%
QA Engineer
6.25%
Customer Support
6.25%
Other
31.25%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

75

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Eugene

Eugene (pop. ~210,000) is a city in Oregon at the southern (upper) end of the Willamette Valley near the confluence of the Mckenzie and Willamette rivers. It is best known for being the home of the University of Oregon.

Citizens of Eugene are environmentally aware people who love their coffee as well as their microbrews. Residents range from arch-conservative republicans to militant anarchists. However, overall the population is typical Pacific Northwest, i.e., leaning toward a greater degree of social responsibility, respect for nature, and diminished consumerism. Eugene is home to the University of Oregon, aka "The Fighting Ducks." Eugene was the second home to the rock band, The Grateful Dead, and author Ken Kesey, a U of O grad, lived in nearby Springfield, leading some to see this city as a "hippie Mecca."

Along with neighboring Springfield and surrounding towns, Eugene forms part of the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

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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