Los Angeles

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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
249/264
Details
Large apartment$2562.03
Medium apartment$2065.83
Rent index [score]0.22
Small apartment$1569.64

Cost of Living

4
200/261
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.70
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.43
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$44.00
Monthly public transport$96.00
Movie ticket$14.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$81.93

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 members198997
Number of investors3338
Number of startup events in the last 12 months7142
Number of upcoming meetup events187
Startup climate scene [score]0.89
Startup events621
Startup events712
Startup events [score]1.00
Startups [score]1.00
Total number of startups4945

Venture Capital

10
1/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesAmplify.LA, StartEngine, LaunchpadLA
Number of funding accelerators7
Venture capital [score]1.00

Travel Connectivity

4
91/260
Details
Airport hub150
Airport hub [score]0.66
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

4
234/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Los_Angeles
Traffic handling [score]0.33

Business Freedom

9
130/259
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 business8.00
Time to open a business [score]0.92

Safety

6
209/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.42
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]0.68
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.73

Healthcare

6
201/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.28
Healthcare quality [score]0.76
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

9
3/233
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)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
University quality [score]1.00

Environmental Quality

5
189/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.41
Cleanliness [score]0.47
Drinking water quality [score]0.43
Urban greenery [score]0.50

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
108/263
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.60
Income tax level [score]0.37
Profit tax (% of profit)0.41
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

7
38/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)81.33
Internet access (download) [score]0.90
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)11.00

Leisure & Culture

9
12/263
Details
Art galleries279
Art galleries [score]0.96
Cinemas222
Cinemas [score]0.93
Comedy clubs216
Comedy clubs [score]1.00
Concert venues282
Concerts [score]0.95
Historical sites263
Historical sites [score]0.91
Museums224
Museums [score]0.92
Performing art venues227
Performing arts [score]0.99
Sport venues233
Sports [score]0.98
Zoos126
Zoos [score]0.92

Tolerance

9
14/264
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✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.75

Outdoors

7
18/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.38
Median peak in meters973.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)107.00
Water access [score]1.00
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Los Angeles are in the 200th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Los Angeles will very likely increase your daily costs of living. 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)

$1,772$2,360
$2066
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$44
Movie ticket$14
Broadband internet connection$51
Monthly public transport$96
Lunch$15
-19%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Los Angeles are very high. For this job type, Los Angeles ranks 11th 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 Los Angeles.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$83,461
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Homicide
Low
5/8
Assault
Low
28/51
Theft
Moderate
29/49
Robbery
Moderate
30/41
Motor vehicle theft
Moderate
21/24

Crime rate development in the last 11 months

Change in the last 11 months

  • Assault26%
  • Robbery21%
  • Theft6%

Gun crimes & Ownership

67.63
Guns per 100 people
7.89
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Los Angeles in position 203 of 264 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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    People in Los Angeles

    Population of Los Angeles

    3,792,621
    716 /km²
    159/264
    Density (people per unit of area)

    Demographics of United States

    Median age
    38
    Elderly people
    15%
    Life expectancy at birth
    80
    GDP per capita (in USD)
    $54,597
    12/258
    Unemployment
    5%
    117/262

    Languages

    English proficiency score
    100
    1/227
    Common spoken languages
    English

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    Teleport Users  X  Los Angeles

    Teleport users who are      Los Angeles

    Work in:

    Software Engineer
    9.52%
    Marketing Manager
    6.13%
    Founder
    5.56%
    Project Manager
    3.39%
    Web Developer