Louisville

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
117/263
Details
Large apartment$1127.40
Medium apartment$901.33
Rent index [score]0.73
Small apartment$675.26

Cost of Living

5
163/261
Details
5km taxi ride$8.90
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$4.50
Bread$0.81
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$54.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$61.87

Startups

5
108/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups8
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.38
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.24
Meetups groups51
Meetups members12257
Number of investors33
Number of startup events in the last 12 months169
Number of upcoming meetup events24
Startup climate scene [score]0.50
Startup events26
Startup events32
Startup events [score]0.54
Startups [score]0.60
Total number of startups108

Venture Capital

4
96/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesXLerateHealth
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.40

Travel Connectivity

1
212/260
Details
Airport hub22
Airport hub [score]0.17
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
177/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Louisville
Traffic handling [score]0.72

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

4
249/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.37
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]0.36
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.49

Healthcare

5
220/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.26
Healthcare quality [score]0.62
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
140/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.58
Cleanliness [score]0.63
Drinking water quality [score]0.65
Urban greenery [score]0.68

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

4
171/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

6
64/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)51.65
Internet access (download) [score]0.78
Internet access (upload) [score]0.50
Upload speed (Mbps)11.47

Leisure & Culture

6
132/263
Details
Art galleries110
Art galleries [score]0.54
Cinemas74
Cinemas [score]0.54
Comedy clubs38
Comedy clubs [score]0.70
Concert venues88
Concerts [score]0.66
Historical sites74
Historical sites [score]0.57
Museums55
Museums [score]0.58
Performing art venues122
Performing arts [score]0.64
Sport venues42
Sports [score]0.61
Zoos12
Zoos [score]0.80

Tolerance

7
64/264
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]0.72

Outdoors

1
241/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.17
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 163rd 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)

$761$1,042
$901
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$54
Lunch$11
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Louisville are above average. For this job type, Louisville ranks 63rd 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 Louisville.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$64,493
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
9/53
Theft
Very Low
11/51
Robbery
Very Low
7/46
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
1/29

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault50%
  • Theft550%

Gun crimes & Ownership

133.13
Guns per 100 people
14.15
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Louisville in position 219 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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      LGBT rights in Louisville

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      Illegal In Some Contexts

      Marriage

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      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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