Knoxville

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
122/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$1000.00
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$790.00

Cost of Living

6
89/245
Details
5km taxi ride$8.10
A Cappuccino$4.40
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.90
Bread$0.68
Inflation [score]0.65
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$38.00
Monthly public transport$44.00
Movie ticket$9.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.99

Startups

4
175/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.17
Meetups groups27
Meetups members5390
Number of investors8
Number of startup events in the last 12 months170
Number of upcoming meetup events16
Startup climate scene [score]0.36
Startup events21
Startup events [score]0.46
Startups [score]0.50
Total number of startups47

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
227/265
Details
Airport hub17
Airport hub [score]0.16
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

2
240/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Knoxville
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

5
231/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.57
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents107
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.48
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

8
122/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.99
Healthcare quality [score]0.78
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
138/239
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
214/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.73
Cleanliness [score]0.25
Drinking water quality [score]0.22
Urban greenery [score]0.37

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

5
118/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.39
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

6
107/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)41.52
Internet access (download) [score]0.70
Internet access (upload) [score]0.49
Upload speed (Mbps)10.86

Leisure & Culture

4
197/264
Details
Art galleries94
Art galleries [score]0.52
Cinemas41
Cinemas [score]0.56
Comedy clubs18
Comedy clubs [score]0.56
Concert venues95
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites38
Historical sites [score]0.56
Museums27
Museums [score]0.34
Performing art venues84
Performing arts [score]0.64
Sport venues43
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos9
Zoos [score]0.76

Tolerance

5
215/265
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]0.35

Outdoors

2
235/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.26
Median peak in meters614.00
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 89th place of all 245 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)

$630$950
$790
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$38
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$47
Monthly public transport$44
Lunch$13
-35%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Knoxville are above average. For this job type, Knoxville ranks 56th 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 Knoxville.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$67,946
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)

9%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

102/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
8/51

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Assault-80%

Gun crimes & Ownership

107.44
Guns per 100 people
15.86
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Knoxville in position 149 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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  • 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

220,500
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
12/262
Unemployment
5%
117/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English

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50.00%
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0.00%

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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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Good Country Index

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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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