Knoxville

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
151/264
Details
Large apartment$1295.97
Medium apartment$1030.10
Rent index [score]0.69
Small apartment$764.24

Cost of Living

5
141/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.10
A Cappuccino$3.80
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$3.20
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.51
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$43.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.75

Startups

4
158/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.16
Meetups groups25
Meetups members4493
Number of investors8
Number of startup events in the last 12 months63
Number of upcoming meetup events10
Startup climate scene [score]0.36
Startup events8
Startup events7
Startup events [score]0.33
Startups [score]0.52
Total number of startups49

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
224/264
Details
Airport hub17
Airport hub [score]0.16
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
183/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Knoxville
Traffic handling [score]0.69

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

5
219/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.58
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents108
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.53

Healthcare

6
194/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.76
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
138/238
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
Best university ranking275
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]0.12

Environmental Quality

4
210/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.76
Cleanliness [score]0.25
Drinking water quality [score]0.20
Urban greenery [score]0.35

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

5
112/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.41
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

6
90/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)47.73
Internet access (download) [score]0.74
Internet access (upload) [score]0.46
Upload speed (Mbps)10.77

Leisure & Culture

5
195/263
Details
Art galleries96
Art galleries [score]0.54
Cinemas40
Cinemas [score]0.56
Comedy clubs22
Comedy clubs [score]0.72
Concert venues94
Concerts [score]0.58
Historical sites38
Historical sites [score]0.58
Museums27
Museums [score]0.34
Performing art venues85
Performing arts [score]0.65
Sport venues43
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos9
Zoos [score]0.76

Tolerance

7
72/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index70.00
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.71
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
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]0.73

Outdoors

2
235/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.25
Median peak in meters612.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)278.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Knoxville are in the 141st 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)

$844$1,216
$1030
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$43
Lunch$11
-29%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Knoxville are above average. For this job type, Knoxville ranks 68th 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 Knoxville.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$62,217
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
8/51

Crime rate development in the last 10 months

Change in the last 10 months

  • Assault-90%

Gun crimes & Ownership

107.68
Guns per 100 people
15.86
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Knoxville in position 140 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

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  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Peace & Quiet

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  • Cost of Living

Who lives here

  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles
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People in Knoxville

Population of Knoxville

178,874
385 /km²
213/264
Density (people per unit of area)
5%
Growth in 2015-2020
Knoxville

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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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

97

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Knoxville

Knoxville is in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. It is the third-largest city in the state. It is the home of the University of Tennessee's primary campus (UTK) and site of the 1982 World's Fair.

Knoxville sits nestled on the Tennessee River about an hour from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. On any evening of the week, throngs of residents and visitors can be seen at the sidewalk cafes, theaters, restaurants and night clubs along Gay Street and Market Square. The University of Tennessee, with its 27,000 students, is within walking distance of the downtown, separated only by the World's Fair Park.

One can still see remnants of the 1982 World's Fair in the Sunsphere, a rising structure topped with a gold sphere which dots Knoxville's skyline. Most of the other structures from the Fair were removed to create a large city park, which attracts families, students, and artists on weekends and sunny days. The World's Fair brought a lot of attention and development to the city, including high-rise office structures, and the four-star Hilton, Crowne Plaza and Marriott hotels.

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