Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Quality of life in Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, is characterized by a clean environment. According to our city rankings, this is a good place to live with high ratings in business freedom, healthcare and leisure & culture.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul is one of the top ten city matches for 4.5% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
204/265
Details
Large apartment$1800.00
Medium apartment$1500.00
Rent index [score]0.49
Small apartment$1200.00

Cost of Living

4
201/248
Details
5km taxi ride$9.80
A Cappuccino$4.30
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$4.70
Bread$1.80
Inflation [score]0.44
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$50.00
Monthly public transport$72.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$69.52

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]0.67
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co14
Meetups [score]0.73
Meetups groups198
Meetups members106240
Number of investors115
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1870
Number of upcoming meetup events117
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events219
Startup events [score]0.85
Startups [score]0.77
Total number of startups469

Venture Capital

6
35/207
Details
Funding accelerator namesProject Skyway
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.58

Travel Connectivity

4
109/265
Details
Airport hub130
Airport hub [score]0.58
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.14

Commute

5
144/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Minneapolis
Traffic handling [score]0.59

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

5
232/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.49
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]0.54
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.66

Healthcare

7
128/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.33
Healthcare quality [score]0.96
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
67/239
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

9
19/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.85
Cleanliness [score]0.97
Drinking water quality [score]0.77
Urban greenery [score]0.96

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
179/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.25
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

6
87/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)60.75
Internet access (download) [score]0.79
Internet access (upload) [score]0.47
Upload speed (Mbps)10.64

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
141/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.13
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 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]0.44

Outdoors

5
113/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters342.00
Urban area elevation (meters)258.00
Water access [score]0.82
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Minneapolis are in the most expensive 20 percent 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)

$1,500$2,000
$1800
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$50
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$50
Monthly public transport$72
Lunch$14
-16%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Minneapolis-Saint Paul are high. For this job type, Minneapolis-Saint Paul ranks 37th 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 Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$76,344
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)

8%
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
18/51
Theft
Low
23/49
Robbery
Very Low
12/41
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
9/24

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Assault-12%
  • Robbery-23%
  • Theft-29%

Gun crimes & Ownership

85.32
Guns per 100 people
7.88
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Minneapolis-Saint Paul in position 181 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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Explore Minneapolis-Saint Paul’s neighborhoods

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Great for

  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Lack of Traffic

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      People in Minneapolis-Saint Paul

      Population of Minneapolis-Saint Paul

      3,236,800
      294 /km²
      238/264
      Density (people per unit of area)
      3%
      Growth in 2015-2020
      Minneapolis-Saint Paul

      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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      Teleport Users  X  Minneapolis-Saint Paul

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      Work in:

      Software Engineer
      11.36%
      Project Manager
      4.09%
      Founder
      3.64%
      Marketing Manager
      3.18%
      IT Manager
      3.18%
      Teacher
      2.73%
      Web Designer
      2.73%
      Other
      69.09%

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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

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      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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