Louisville

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
116/265
Details
Large apartment$1100.00
Medium apartment$910.00
Rent index [score]0.72
Small apartment$690.00

Cost of Living

5
167/250
Details
5km taxi ride$8.20
A Cappuccino$4.10
A beer$2.90
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$9.70
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$55.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$62.16

Startups

4
120/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.29
Coworking spaces [score]0.47
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.23
Meetups groups50
Meetups members14327
Number of investors33
Number of startup events in the last 12 months469
Number of upcoming meetup events22
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events49
Startup events [score]0.60
Startups [score]0.59
Total number of startups105

Venture Capital

2
183/221
Details
Funding accelerator namesXLerateHealth
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.23

Travel Connectivity

1
215/265
Details
Airport hub22
Airport hub [score]0.17
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

2
234/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Louisville
Traffic handling [score]0.71

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

4
253/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.36
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year14
Guns per 100 residents133
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.62
Lack of guns [score]0.35
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.48

Healthcare

6
211/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.69
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
143/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.61
Cleanliness [score]0.56
Drinking water quality [score]0.70
Urban greenery [score]0.64

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

4
175/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

7
72/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)63.15
Internet access (download) [score]0.85
Internet access (upload) [score]0.46
Upload speed (Mbps)10.14

Leisure & Culture

6
134/264
Details
Art galleries115
Art galleries [score]0.52
Cinemas73
Cinemas [score]0.54
Comedy clubs38
Comedy clubs [score]0.70
Concert venues89
Concerts [score]0.65
Historical sites72
Historical sites [score]0.56
Museums55
Museums [score]0.58
Performing art venues125
Performing arts [score]0.64
Sport venues43
Sports [score]0.61
Zoos48
Zoos [score]0.82

Tolerance

6
204/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index71.09
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.72
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
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]0.43

Outdoors

1
248/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters255.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)141.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Louisville are in the 167th 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)

$600$770
$690
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$53
Monthly public transport$55
Lunch$10
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Louisville are above average. For this job type, Louisville ranks 62nd 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 Louisville.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$64,892
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)

6%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

209/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
7/51
Theft
Very Low
10/49
Robbery
Very Low
5/41
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
2/24

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Assault-70%
  • Robbery100%
  • Theft-9%

Gun crimes & Ownership

133.49
Guns per 100 people
14.15
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Louisville in position 218 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

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120 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, United States

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Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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      Who lives here

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      People in Louisville

      Population of Louisville

      701,400
      385 /km²
      212/264
      Density (people per unit of area)
      3%
      Growth in 2015-2020
      Louisville

      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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      IT Manager
      16.67%
      Founder
      16.67%
      Electrical Engineer
      16.67%
      Teacher
      16.67%
      Content Marketing
      16.67%
      Software Engineer
      16.67%
      Other
      0.00%

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      LGBT rights in Louisville

      Discrimination

      Illegal In Some Contexts

      Marriage

      Legal

      Adoption

      Single Only

      Climate

      Average number of clear days per year

      93

      Climate type

      Humid Subtropical

      Average daily maximum temperature

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      On living in Louisville

      Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, with about one and a half million people living in the metro area. Louisville is also the namesake of the Official Bat of Major League Baseball - the Louisville Slugger.

      A major city located on the Ohio River in North Central Kentucky across from Southern Indiana, Louisville exists at the confluence of Southern and Midwestern attitudes and cultures. Known historically as the 'Gateway to the South', Louisville has long been a transportation center for the region.

      The city was named after the French King Louis XVI. There are many correct pronunciations of "Louisville," from LOOey-vil to LOOuh-vuhl to LU-vul, but pronouncing it like "Lewisville" is generally considered incorrect. More or less any pronunciation is acceptable, except 'Lewis', an error which will not offend anyone but definitely marks one as an out-of-towner. Other local nicknames include 'River City' and 'Derby City', in addition to the myriad of ways the name can be pronounced, depending on one's accent.

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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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