Los Angeles

Quality of life in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a sprawling city of 500 square miles and the heart of a metropolitan area with 18 million residents. It is a fabled California region, home to Hollywood and America's entertainment industry with year-round sunshine, world-famous beaches, and an intense car culture. The "City of Angels" is a magnet to people from around the world and a uniquely exciting environment.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

2
251/265
Details
Large apartment$2500.00
Medium apartment$2100.00
Rent index [score]0.22
Small apartment$1600.00

Cost of Living

4
203/250
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$4.10
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$3.40
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.42
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$48.00
Monthly public transport$94.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$81.89

Startups

10
1/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups217
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]1.00
Coworking spaces [score]1.00
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co70
Meetups [score]0.93
Meetups groups199
Meetups members212892
Number of investors3338
Number of startup events in the last 12 months8969
Number of upcoming meetup events183
Startup climate scene [score]0.89
Startup events1043
Startup events [score]1.00
Startups [score]1.00
Total number of startups5052

Venture Capital

10
1/222
Details
Funding accelerator namesAmplify.LA, StartEngine, LaunchpadLA
Number of funding accelerators7
Venture capital [score]1.00

Travel Connectivity

4
93/265
Details
Airport hub152
Airport hub [score]0.66
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

4
212/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Los_Angeles
Traffic handling [score]0.21

Business Freedom

9
132/263
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 business8.00
Time to open a business [score]0.92

Safety

6
202/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.53
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year8
Guns per 100 residents68
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.79
Lack of guns [score]0.67
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.73

Healthcare

6
206/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.27
Healthcare quality [score]0.75
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

9
3/239
Details
Best university in rankingCalifornia Institute of Technology
Best university ranking2
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]1.00

Environmental Quality

5
185/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.46
Cleanliness [score]0.48
Drinking water quality [score]0.43
Urban greenery [score]0.52

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
132/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.60
Income tax level [score]0.36
Profit tax (% of profit)0.41
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

7
32/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)53.94
Internet access (download) [score]0.79
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)16.98

Leisure & Culture

9
11/264
Details
Art galleries274
Art galleries [score]0.95
Cinemas217
Cinemas [score]0.94
Comedy clubs214
Comedy clubs [score]1.00
Concert venues288
Concerts [score]0.95
Historical sites251
Historical sites [score]0.92
Museums224
Museums [score]0.91
Performing art venues211
Performing arts [score]0.97
Sport venues232
Sports [score]0.98
Zoos128
Zoos [score]0.93

Tolerance

7
135/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.19
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 regulations✔ Banned
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