Nashville

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
222/264
Details
Large apartment$1833.97
Medium apartment$1539.45
Rent index [score]0.51
Small apartment$1244.94

Cost of Living

4
185/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.00
A Cappuccino$3.90
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$3.10
Bread$1.40
Inflation [score]0.45
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$45.00
Monthly public transport$67.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.26

Startups

7
47/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups20
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.57
Coworking spaces [score]0.65
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co14
Meetups [score]0.45
Meetups groups122
Meetups members38627
Number of investors104
Number of startup events in the last 12 months432
Number of upcoming meetup events62
Startup climate scene [score]0.57
Startup events38
Startup events47
Startup events [score]0.59
Startups [score]0.76
Total number of startups216

Venture Capital

5
76/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesJumpStartFoundry
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.46

Travel Connectivity

2
179/264
Details
Airport hub47
Airport hub [score]0.27
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
192/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Nashville
Traffic handling [score]0.56

Business Freedom

9
67/262
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
223/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.57
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents108
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.53

Healthcare

6
200/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.26
Healthcare quality [score]0.78
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
98/238
Details
Best university in rankingVanderbilt University
Best university ranking108
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]0.22

Environmental Quality

8
52/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.85
Cleanliness [score]0.84
Drinking water quality [score]0.76
Urban greenery [score]0.85

Economy

6
16/261
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

5
113/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.43
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

6
79/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)68.44
Internet access (download) [score]0.82
Internet access (upload) [score]0.40
Upload speed (Mbps)8.50

Leisure & Culture

7
68/263
Details
Art galleries147
Art galleries [score]0.70
Cinemas35
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs39
Comedy clubs [score]0.86
Concert venues195
Concerts [score]1.00
Historical sites56
Historical sites [score]0.74
Museums42
Museums [score]0.67
Performing art venues125
Performing arts [score]0.61
Sport venues65
Sports [score]0.81
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

6
133/264
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]0.55

Outdoors

1
245/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters232.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)172.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Nashville are in the 185th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Nashville 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)

$966$1,524
$1245
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$45
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$60
Monthly public transport$67
Lunch$13
-23%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$77,391
Median salary
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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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Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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Great for

  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
  • Peace & Quiet

Not Great for

  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Shopping Options

Who lives here

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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People in Nashville

Population of Nashville

530,852
805 /km²
149/264
Density (people per unit of area)
3%
Growth in 2015-2020
Nashville

Demographics of United States

Median age
38
Elderly people
15%
Life expectancy at birth
80
GDP per capita (in USD)
$54,597
12/261
Unemployment
5%
117/262

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/227
Common spoken languages
English

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Software Engineer
9.68%
Administrative Assistant
4.52%
Account Manager
4.52%
Marketing Manager
4.52%
Web Developer
4.52%
Founder
4.52%
Customer Support
3.87%
Other
63.87%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

103

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Nashville

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On living in Nashville

Nashville is a city in Davidson County and the capital of the American state of Tennessee. It is sometimes called the "Country Music Capital of the World" or more often "Music City, USA"; however, in recent years, Nashville has done much to escape its country music image and become a regional center of culture and commerce. In fact, Dell, Nissan, and Saturn have all moved some operations to or near the city. The music is various; major rap artists and rock bands (Young Buck, Haystak, Kings of Leon, Paramore, and Ben Folds) claim Nashville as their hometown, and the city is also the epicenter of the contemporary Christian music industry. Nashville has been the home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry since 1925. Nashville also has a great bar scene. If you like to drink, you can go "Honky-tonking," also known as "bar-hopping."

Nashville was founded in 1779 and it grew rapidly because of its excellent location on the Cumberland River. It was incorporated in 1806 and became the county seat of Davidson County. Nashville was named the capital of Tennessee in 1843.

Like many Southern cities, Nashville was not immune to the economic woes of the post-Civil War South but it quickly rebounded. It only took a few years for the city to reclaim its important shipping and trading position and to develop a solid manufacturing base. The post-Civil War years of the late 19th century brought a new found prosperity to Nashville. These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, which can still be seen around the downtown area.

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