Las Vegas

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
154/263
Details
Large apartment$1222.09
Medium apartment$1056.70
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$891.32

Cost of Living

4
195/261
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$4.30
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$3.40
Bread$0.87
Inflation [score]0.44
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$26.00
Monthly public transport$60.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$78.74

Startups

7
34/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups27
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.65
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co9
Meetups [score]0.40
Meetups groups110
Meetups members27721
Number of investors152
Number of startup events in the last 12 months629
Number of upcoming meetup events40
Startup climate scene [score]0.61
Startup events75
Startup events80
Startup events [score]0.72
Startups [score]0.83
Total number of startups538

Venture Capital

4
85/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.43

Travel Connectivity

4
108/260
Details
Airport hub133
Airport hub [score]0.59
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
169/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Las_Vegas
Traffic handling [score]0.55

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

2
261/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.37
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year14
Guns per 100 residents191
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
198/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.74
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
155/230
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)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
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
155/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.61
Cleanliness [score]0.59
Drinking water quality [score]0.48
Urban greenery [score]0.67

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)0.08

Internet Access

6
75/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)46.79
Internet access (download) [score]0.75
Internet access (upload) [score]0.50
Upload speed (Mbps)11.51

Leisure & Culture

7
92/263
Details
Art galleries227
Art galleries [score]0.73
Cinemas177
Cinemas [score]0.69
Comedy clubs98
Comedy clubs [score]0.97
Concert venues171
Concerts [score]0.84
Historical sites101
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums69
Museums [score]0.66
Performing art venues173
Performing arts [score]0.94
Sport venues42
Sports [score]0.70
Zoos14
Zoos [score]0.84

Tolerance

8
24/264
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]0.67

Outdoors

6
62/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.45
Median peak in meters1200.00
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 195th 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)

$946$1,168
$1057
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$26
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$60
Lunch$15
-21%
compared to
San Francisco
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$72,839
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
1/53
Theft
Very Low
1/51
Robbery
Very Low
2/46

Crime rate development in the last 9 months

Change in the last 9 months

  • Assault-50%

Gun crimes & Ownership

191.33
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 218 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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