Jacksonville

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
168/263
Details
Large apartment$1372.44
Medium apartment$1130.10
Rent index [score]0.67
Small apartment$887.75

Cost of Living

5
159/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.30
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$4.50
Bread$1.00
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$34.00
Monthly public transport$49.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$73.21

Startups

5
110/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups7
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.36
Coworking spaces [score]0.53
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.25
Meetups groups55
Meetups members16550
Number of investors7
Number of startup events in the last 12 months282
Number of upcoming meetup events25
Startup climate scene [score]0.45
Startup events21
Startup events34
Startup events [score]0.50
Startups [score]0.61
Total number of startups117

Venture Capital

3
159/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.27

Travel Connectivity

2
206/260
Details
Airport hub27
Airport hub [score]0.19
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

4
248/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Jacksonville
Traffic handling [score]0.37

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

4
245/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.34
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents112
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.47
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.56

Healthcare

6
161/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.35
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
181/230
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)37
PISA ranking35
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.79
PISA reading (high school)23
PISA science (high school)35
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
89/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.95
Cleanliness [score]0.73
Drinking water quality [score]0.48
Urban greenery [score]0.76

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)0.07

Internet Access

6
73/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)54.74
Internet access (download) [score]0.80
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)10.02

Leisure & Culture

6
129/263
Details
Art galleries144
Art galleries [score]0.68
Cinemas118
Cinemas [score]0.63
Comedy clubs73
Comedy clubs [score]0.78
Concert venues178
Concerts [score]0.67
Historical sites86
Historical sites [score]0.64
Museums66
Museums [score]0.52
Performing art venues161
Performing arts [score]0.61
Sport venues85
Sports [score]0.71
Zoos25
Zoos [score]0.83

Tolerance

7
80/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.19
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.68
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
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]0.70

Outdoors

5
118/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.10
Median peak in meters10.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)8.00
Water access [score]0.88
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Jacksonville are in the 159th 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)

$799$977
$888
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$34
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$51
Monthly public transport$49
Lunch$13
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Jacksonville are above average. For this job type, Jacksonville ranks 53rd 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 Jacksonville.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$68,286
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
52/53
Theft
Moderate
38/51
Robbery
Low
21/46

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault106%
  • Robbery-47%
  • Theft-20%

Gun crimes & Ownership

111.59
Guns per 100 people
12.49
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Jacksonville in position 224 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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    • Retirees
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    LGBT rights in Jacksonville

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    No Protections

    Marriage

    Legal

    Adoption

    Single Only

    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    95

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in Jacksonville

    Jacksonville arguably occupies one of the most coveted spots on the Atlantic coast. The city is located in the Northeast Florida region, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Georgia state line and about 340 miles (547 km) north of Miami. Set amongst abundant beaches and possessing an ideal subtropical climate, its crown jewel is the unique habitat and natural beauty of the St. Johns River. For this reason "The River City" is a popular nickname associated with Jacksonville. It is also the westernmost city on the Eastern Seaboard.

    Jacksonville is the largest city proper in Florida and largest city, by area, in the contiguous United States. It is the county seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits; with a population of 827,908, it is the most populous city in Florida, and the eleventh most populous in the United States. Jacksonville is the principal city in the Greater Jacksonville Metropolitan Area, with a population of 1,345,596 in 2010.

    Simply put, Jacksonville is an authentic Florida city. It's economy is diversified and not wholly based in tourism. Harbor improvements since the late 19th century have made Jacksonville a major military and civilian deep-water port. Its river line location facilitates two U.S. Navy bases and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport. Significant factors in the local economy include services such as banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics. As with much of Florida, tourism is also important to the Jacksonville area, particularly in regards to historical, cultural and environmental assets. Once holding the distinctions of Insurance Capital of the South and Winter Film Capital of the World, not to mention currently housing a formidable financial industry, this underrated cosmopolitan city is a composite of northern aesthetics and southern charm. In combination with rich architectural diversity, influential African-American ancestry, and substantial musical contributions, Jacksonville has garnered international appeal for its relatively small piece of the world. Jacksonville was listed as a "High sufficiency" world city in the World Cities Study Group's inventory. It ranks alongside cities such as Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

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