Indianapolis

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
144/264
Details
Large apartment$1181.51
Medium apartment$1003.81
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$826.11

Cost of Living

5
180/261
Details
5km taxi ride$8.60
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$3.60
Bread$1.50
Inflation [score]0.45
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$30.00
Monthly public transport$61.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.93

Startups

6
73/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups11
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.44
Coworking spaces [score]0.62
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.38
Meetups groups100
Meetups members30965
Number of investors61
Number of startup events in the last 12 months573
Number of upcoming meetup events54
Startup climate scene [score]0.57
Startup events94
Startup events56
Startup events [score]0.72
Startups [score]0.71
Total number of startups204

Venture Capital

5
63/226
Details
Venture capital [score]0.54

Travel Connectivity

2
197/264
Details
Airport hub35
Airport hub [score]0.22
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

4
208/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Indianapolis
Traffic handling [score]0.47

Business Freedom

9
67/262
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
251/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.35
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year13
Guns per 100 residents128
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.65
Lack of guns [score]0.39
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

6
165/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.36
Healthcare quality [score]0.82
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
163/238
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)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

Environmental Quality

7
127/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.76
Cleanliness [score]0.66
Drinking water quality [score]0.53
Urban greenery [score]0.73

Economy

6
16/261
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

4
175/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

7
51/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)59.17
Internet access (download) [score]0.82
Internet access (upload) [score]0.49
Upload speed (Mbps)11.60

Leisure & Culture

7
54/263
Details
Art galleries223
Art galleries [score]0.80
Cinemas169
Cinemas [score]0.68
Comedy clubs66
Comedy clubs [score]0.85
Concert venues197
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites96
Historical sites [score]0.77
Museums97
Museums [score]0.70
Performing art venues192
Performing arts [score]0.75
Sport venues137
Sports [score]0.84
Zoos26
Zoos [score]0.88

Tolerance

7
87/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index76.56
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.78
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
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, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.60

Outdoors

4
193/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters254.00
Urban area elevation (meters)231.00
Water access [score]0.60
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Indianapolis are in the 180th 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)

$931$1,432
$1182
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$30
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$49
Monthly public transport$61
Lunch$12
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Indianapolis are above average. For this job type, Indianapolis ranks 61st 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 Indianapolis.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$65,251
Median salary
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Locals review Indianapolis

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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
4/51
Theft
Very Low
5/49

Crime rate development in the last 10 months

Change in the last 10 months

  • Assault-91%
  • Theft-87%

Gun crimes & Ownership

127.90
Guns per 100 people
13.04
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Indianapolis in position 221 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

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

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Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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Explore Indianapolis’ neighborhoods

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Great for

  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit

Not Great for

  • Public Transport
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Schools

Who lives here

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
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People in Indianapolis

Population of Indianapolis

829,718
351 /km²
222/264
Density (people per unit of area)
6%
Growth in 2015-2020
Indianapolis

Demographics of United States

Median age
38
Elderly people
15%
Life expectancy at birth
80
GDP per capita (in USD)
$54,597
12/261
Unemployment
5%
117/262

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/227
Common spoken languages
English

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Software Engineer
9.09%
Content Marketing
7.27%
Founder
7.27%
Business Development
5.45%
Electrical Engineer
5.45%
Office Manager
5.45%
Account Manager
3.64%
Other
56.36%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

88

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is in central Indiana, the Nine-County Region; it is the capital and largest city. The population is roughly 850,000, making it the 13th largest city in the America and the metro area has about 2 million (#23). Efforts to beautify and modernize the city have brought Indianapolis into the 21st century as a world-class destination for everything from business meetings and trade conventions to backpackers making their way across the States.

Indianapolis is widely hailed as the "Racing Capital of the World" because of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500 and Allstate 400 at the Brickyard as well as the "Amateur Sports Capital of America" for hosting the NCAA. The city has several attractions outside of sports including museums, a large zoo, over 100 ethnic restaurants, several arts and historic districts, and a revitalized downtown. Although Indy has been mocked with the epithet "India-noplace", Indianapolis has several attractions for visitors, with a mix of both a large metropolitan city and a simple Midwestern community. You will find beautiful architecture, monuments, and pristine cornfields in the Circle City.

When Indianapolis was founded, it was expected to be a "Great Inland Port", but the White River is non-navigable most of the year. The pay-off is that this desire for a port left the city with a gorgeous canal district, though the canal itself is only useful for recreational kayaks and paddleboats.

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