Las Vegas

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
149/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$900.00

Cost of Living

5
139/250
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$4.80
A beer$3.00
A kilogram of Apples$2.70
Bread$1.70
Inflation [score]0.53
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$30.00
Monthly public transport$65.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$75.10

Startups

7
39/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups11
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.52
Coworking spaces [score]0.47
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co9
Meetups [score]0.43
Meetups groups119
Meetups members33299
Number of investors152
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1088
Number of upcoming meetup events50
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events171
Startup events [score]0.80
Startups [score]0.83
Total number of startups518

Venture Capital

4
89/221
Details
Venture capital [score]0.41

Travel Connectivity

4
114/265
Details
Airport hub133
Airport hub [score]0.59
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
120/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Las_Vegas
Traffic handling [score]0.67

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

2
261/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.37
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year14
Guns per 100 residents189
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.62
Lack of guns [score]0.10
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.36

Healthcare

6
204/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.32
Healthcare quality [score]0.70
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

6
161/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.57
Cleanliness [score]0.56
Drinking water quality [score]0.44
Urban greenery [score]0.66

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
117/265
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)0.08

Internet Access

7
38/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)65.94
Internet access (download) [score]0.86
Internet access (upload) [score]0.56
Upload speed (Mbps)13.13

Leisure & Culture

6
102/264
Details
Art galleries228
Art galleries [score]0.69
Cinemas176
Cinemas [score]0.67
Comedy clubs98
Comedy clubs [score]0.96
Concert venues169
Concerts [score]0.84
Historical sites100
Historical sites [score]0.63
Museums70
Museums [score]0.65
Performing art venues172
Performing arts [score]0.95
Sport venues41
Sports [score]0.70
Zoos15
Zoos [score]0.85

Tolerance

7
123/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.13
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.48

Outdoors

5
90/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.40
Median peak in meters1187.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)616.00
Water access [score]0.66
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Las Vegas are in the 139th place of all 250 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)

$950$1,200
$1100
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$30
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$65
Lunch$15
-29%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$80,924
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)

8%
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
1/51
Theft
Very Low
1/49
Robbery
Very Low
1/41

Crime rate development in the last 5 months

Change in the last 5 months

  • Assault-67%

Gun crimes & Ownership

189.14
Guns per 100 people
14.16
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Las Vegas in position 216 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Las Vegas

Population of Las Vegas

1,953,000
707 /km²
161/264
Density (people per unit of area)
17%
Growth in 2015-2020
Las Vegas

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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Software Engineer
8.60%
Founder
4.30%
Marketing Manager
3.76%
UX Designer
3.76%
Administrative Assistant
2.69%
Web Developer
2.69%
Customer Support
2.69%
Other
71.51%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

211

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Desert

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Las Vegas

Situated in the midst of the southern Nevada desert, Las Vegas is the largest city in the state of Nevada. Nicknamed Sin City, Las Vegas and its surrounding communities are famed for their mega-casino resorts, often lavishly decorated with names and themes meant to evoke romance, mystery, and exotic destinations. Along the brightly-lit Strip through the center of the city, visitors will find all manner of amusements and entertainment: circuses, stage shows, thrill rides, erotica, exotic animals, fine dining restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, and elaborate fountain displays, to say nothing of the age-old allure of gambling and drinking.

Compared with other American cities, even those in the western United States, Las Vegas is a relatively recent arrival. It was founded in 1905 and for many years was a fairly small settlement. However, several pivotal events in the early- to mid-20th century catapulted Las Vegas to prominence and set it on the path to grow into what it is today. First was the construction of nearby Hoover Dam from 1931 until 1936, which brought thousands of workers to the area. Second was the legalization of gambling by the state of Nevada in 1931, which led to the establishment of casinos and speakeasies that established Downtown Las Vegas as an entertainment center for the Hoover Dam workers.

Amidst rapid growth in the local gambling industry, the luxurious El Rancho Vegas resort opened in 1941 on what would later become the Las Vegas Strip. This was followed up by Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel's Flamingo Hotel in 1946, starting the building boom and one-upmanship that continues today. This would also create a precedent of organized crime involvement in Nevada's gambling industry. While federal regulations and enforcement as well as investments by established corporations have virtually wiped out any mob involvement today, the building bonanza continues with ever-more elaborate resorts and attractions being constructed.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

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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