Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Quality of life in minneapolis saint paul

Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, is among the top cities with a free business environment. According to our city rankings, this is a good place to live with high ratings in healthcare, environmental quality and leisure & culture.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
211/265
Details
Large apartment$1900.00
Medium apartment$1500.00
Rent index [score]0.44
Small apartment$1200.00

Cost of Living

5
180/248
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$4.80
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$0.82
Inflation [score]0.50
Lunch$16.00
Monthly fitness club membership$47.00
Monthly public transport$70.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$77.83

Startups

7
43/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups10
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.54
Coworking spaces [score]0.65
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co42
Meetups [score]0.74
Meetups groups200
Meetups members116820
Number of investors115
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1870
Number of upcoming meetup events123
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events431
Startup events [score]0.89
Startups [score]0.77
Total number of startups824

Venture Capital

6
38/192
Details
Funding accelerator namesProject Skyway
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.55

Travel Connectivity

4
112/266
Details
Airport hub130
Airport hub [score]0.58
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

5
148/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Minneapolis
Traffic handling [score]0.67

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

5
231/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.48
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year8
Guns per 100 residents85
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.79
Lack of guns [score]0.53
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.66

Healthcare

9
33/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.99
Healthcare quality [score]0.94
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
68/240
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Minnesota
Best university ranking53
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]0.33

Environmental Quality

8
41/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.85
Cleanliness [score]0.89
Drinking water quality [score]0.74
Urban greenery [score]0.87

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

4
179/266
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)0.08

Internet Access

6
68/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)64.70
Internet access (download) [score]0.71
Internet access (upload) [score]0.54
Upload speed (Mbps)13.46

Leisure & Culture

7
81/264
Details
Art galleries206
Art galleries [score]0.88
Cinemas164
Cinemas [score]0.76
Comedy clubs124
Comedy clubs [score]0.90
Concert venues197
Concerts [score]0.93
Historical sites108
Historical sites [score]0.66
Museums102
Museums [score]0.71
Performing art venues277
Performing arts [score]0.86
Sport venues165
Sports [score]0.93
Zoos85
Zoos [score]0.94

Tolerance

7
119/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index96.88
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.46

Outdoors

5
104/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.18
Median peak in meters342.00
Urban area elevation (meters)258.00
Water access [score]0.84
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Minneapolis are in the 180th place of all 248 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Minneapolis 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)

$1,300$1,800
$1500
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$47
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$50
Monthly public transport$70
Lunch$16
-23%
compared to
San Francisco

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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)

8%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

207/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/263

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

96

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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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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