Kansas City

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
138/265
Details
Large apartment$1227.54
Medium apartment$1003.33
Rent index [score]0.72
Small apartment$779.13

Cost of Living

6
121/263
Details
5km taxi ride$8.00
A Cappuccino$4.10
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$4.00
Bread$1.80
Inflation [score]0.56
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$54.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$64.35

Startups

3
182/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.65
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co15
Meetups [score]0.42
Meetups groups113
Meetups members34406
Number of investors33
Number of startup events in the last 12 months617
Number of upcoming meetup events42
Startup climate scene [score]0.43
Startup events92
Startup events69
Startup events [score]0.71
Startups [score]0.49
Total number of startups215

Venture Capital

5
79/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesSprint Mobile Health Accelerator (Techstars), Spark Lab KC, Think Big Partners Accelerator
Number of funding accelerators3
Venture capital [score]0.45

Travel Connectivity

2
186/265
Details
Airport hub43
Airport hub [score]0.25
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
178/261
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Kansas_City
Traffic handling [score]0.72

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

4
244/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.31
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year15
Guns per 100 residents85
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.60
Lack of guns [score]0.59
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.60

Healthcare

7
151/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.90
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
164/239
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

9
18/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.90
Cleanliness [score]0.95
Drinking water quality [score]0.85
Urban greenery [score]0.85

Economy

7
16/262
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
175/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

10
1/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)139.17
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]1.00
Upload speed (Mbps)47.77

Leisure & Culture

7
81/264
Details
Art galleries186
Art galleries [score]0.76
Cinemas189
Cinemas [score]0.79
Comedy clubs92
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues187
Concerts [score]0.83
Historical sites141
Historical sites [score]0.72
Museums119
Museums [score]0.74
Performing art venues207
Performing arts [score]0.79
Sport venues134
Sports [score]0.89
Zoos26
Zoos [score]0.88

Tolerance

5
229/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index69.04
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.70
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
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]0.24

Outdoors

4
179/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
Median peak in meters290.50
Urban area elevation (meters)284.00
Water access [score]0.66
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Kansas City are in the 121st place of all 263 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)

$983$1,472
$1228
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$54
Lunch$10
-32%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Kansas City are very high. For this job type, Kansas City ranks 25th 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 Kansas City.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$78,909
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
1/51

Crime rate development in the last 10 months

Gun crimes & Ownership

84.71
Guns per 100 people
14.56
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Kansas City in position 233 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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    Who lives here

    • Professionals
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    • Families with kids
    • Retirees
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    People in Kansas City

    Population of Kansas City

    459,787
    347 /km²
    225/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    4%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    Kansas City

    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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    Work in:

    Software Engineer
    8.65%
    Graphic Designer
    6.73%
    Teacher
    5.77%
    Web Developer
    4.81%
    Founder
    4.81%
    Account Manager
    3.85%
    Customer Support
    3.85%
    Other
    61.54%

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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    121

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in Kansas City

    Kansas City is a large, major Midwestern metropolitan area that spreads across the border of Missouri and Kansas and has a population of around 2 million. The central city of the metro area is Kansas City, Missouri, the largest city in Missouri, with a population of around 450,000. Across the state border is Kansas City, Kansas, often called "KCK" by locals, which has a population of 150,000. There are also a number of suburbs on both sides of the border.

    Kansas City is a city that tends to hide itself from tourists. Reputed to have more boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any other city in the world except for Rome, it can be a beautiful city, too. It is also unique, in that it is split down the middle by the state line of Kansas and Missouri.

    The suburbs are largely south of the central city, though the area north of the Missouri River (known locally as the Northland) is beginning to experience growth similar to the south. Numbering of east/west streets begins at the Missouri River with the east/west division occurring at Main Street. Westport is around 40th St., the Plaza at 47th St., Brookside at 55th, and Waldo beginning around Gregory (71st St.).

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