Memphis

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
108/266
Details
Large apartment$1100.00
Medium apartment$970.00
Rent index [score]0.73
Small apartment$800.00

Cost of Living

6
136/249
Details
5km taxi ride$7.20
A Cappuccino$5.00
A beer$1.60
A kilogram of Apples$3.40
Bread$0.77
Inflation [score]0.56
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$35.00
Monthly public transport$46.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$71.98

Startups

4
118/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.32
Coworking spaces [score]0.46
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co5
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups21
Meetups members7215
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months446
Number of upcoming meetup events28
Startup climate scene [score]0.42
Startup events104
Startup events [score]0.64
Startups [score]0.56
Total number of startups65

Venture Capital

2
155/182
Details
Funding accelerator namesSeed Hatchery, ZeroTo510, Upstart Memphis
Number of funding accelerators4
Venture capital [score]0.19

Travel Connectivity

2
205/266
Details
Airport hub32
Airport hub [score]0.21
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

2
244/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Memphis
Traffic handling [score]0.69

Business Freedom

9
69/264
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

3
259/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.10
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents96
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.47
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

5
234/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.22
Healthcare quality [score]0.51
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
165/240
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

5
186/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.71
Cleanliness [score]0.31
Drinking water quality [score]0.61
Urban greenery [score]0.22

Economy

7
16/263
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
118/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.39
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

7
40/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)81.75
Internet access (download) [score]0.80
Internet access (upload) [score]0.58
Upload speed (Mbps)15.14

Leisure & Culture

7
79/264
Details
Art galleries91
Art galleries [score]0.54
Cinemas78
Cinemas [score]0.54
Comedy clubs37
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues79
Concerts [score]0.83
Historical sites71
Historical sites [score]0.70
Museums61
Museums [score]0.67
Performing art venues128
Performing arts [score]0.60
Sport venues52
Sports [score]0.68
Zoos34
Zoos [score]0.87

Tolerance

4
242/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index70.00
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.71
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
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]0.10

Outdoors

4
206/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.14
Median peak in meters160.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)82.00
Water access [score]0.58
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Memphis are in the 136th place of all 249 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.

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$35
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$50
Monthly public transport$46
Lunch$15
-26%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Memphis are high. For this job type, Memphis ranks 40th 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 Memphis.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$75,580
Median salary
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Locals review Memphis

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What could Memphis do better?#improveMemphis

How could Memphis improve to make it a more liveable city? We will make sure that the local government will know about the suggestions that reach enough votes*.
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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)

9%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

120/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/263
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
21/51
Theft
Very Low
9/49
Robbery
Very Low
3/41

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Theft6000%

Gun crimes & Ownership

96.20
Guns per 100 people
15.86
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Memphis in position 265 of 265 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

Phone: +1-310-288-8334,+1-310-288-8334

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Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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Impressions from Memphis

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On living in Memphis

Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee. The state rests in the southeastern portion of the United States. Memphis, with a population totaling more than 670,000, is also the county seat for Shelby County. The city's claims to fame include Graceland, the mansion Elvis Presley lived in during his later years. Perhaps more importantly, Memphis is considered by many to be the home of blues music.

Although downtown Memphis has experienced quite a rebirth and renewal in the last few years, the center of the city is older; it is full of new development, teeming with change and coming into its own. In the past few years, the city has emerged to boast one of the largest downtown populations among US cities. Citizens once again have a vested interest in making downtown a safe, exciting place to visit and relax in after decades of abandonment.

A word of caution: Memphis is extremely hot in the summertime, and the humidity can make you feel even hotter! Those who have trouble tolerating high heat and humidity may wish to avoid visiting in July and August.

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