New Orleans

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
204/264
Details
Large apartment$1674.72
Medium apartment$1347.40
Rent index [score]0.57
Small apartment$1020.08

Cost of Living

4
209/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.80
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$3.80
Bread$0.77
Inflation [score]0.41
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$53.00
Monthly public transport$60.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$81.36

Startups

5
104/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups7
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.36
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co13
Meetups [score]0.20
Meetups groups36
Meetups members10840
Number of investors50
Number of startup events in the last 12 months253
Number of upcoming meetup events13
Startup climate scene [score]0.48
Startup events24
Startup events23
Startup events [score]0.49
Startups [score]0.64
Total number of startups112

Venture Capital

3
141/226
Details
Venture capital [score]0.32

Travel Connectivity

2
191/264
Details
Airport hub39
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
143/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/New_Orleans
Traffic handling [score]0.63

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

2
261/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.21
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year19
Guns per 100 residents156
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.48
Lack of guns [score]0.26
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.37

Healthcare

6
204/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.30
Healthcare quality [score]0.73
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
146/238
Details
Best university in rankingTulane University
Best university ranking375
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]0.11

Environmental Quality

6
160/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.76
Cleanliness [score]0.26
Drinking water quality [score]0.46
Urban greenery [score]0.75

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

4
153/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.33
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

6
75/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)60.84
Internet access (download) [score]0.83
Internet access (upload) [score]0.42
Upload speed (Mbps)9.40

Leisure & Culture

7
65/263
Details
Art galleries149
Art galleries [score]0.68
Cinemas101
Cinemas [score]0.56
Comedy clubs35
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues145
Concerts [score]1.00
Historical sites73
Historical sites [score]0.78
Museums54
Museums [score]0.66
Performing art venues136
Performing arts [score]0.67
Sport venues73
Sports [score]0.74
Zoos10
Zoos [score]0.83

Tolerance

8
25/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index72.81
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.74
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
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]0.88

Outdoors

1
255/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.10
Median peak in meters1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)19.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in New Orleans are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to New Orleans 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)

$1,285$2,064
$1675
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$53
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$57
Monthly public transport$60
Lunch$14
-19%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$69,045
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
5/51

Crime rate development in the last 10 months

Gun crimes & Ownership

155.51
Guns per 100 people
19.15
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts New Orleans in position 249 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Great for

  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
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Not Great for

    Who lives here

    • Singles
    • Professionals
    • Families with kids
    • Retirees
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    People in New Orleans

    Population of New Orleans

    343,829
    538 /km²
    185/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    -11%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    New Orleans

    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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    Project Manager
    4.14%
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    UX Designer
    4.14%
    Founder
    4.14%
    Web Developer
    3.45%
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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    101

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in New Orleans

    Way down yonder in New Orleans, you'll find the roots of jazz and a blossoming culture that is unlike anything else on Earth. Here, the laid-back atmosphere of the riverfront South has mixed with French sophistication, Spanish style, and African-American energy to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Though hit hard by Katrina, "Nawlins" remains the largest city in Louisiana and one of the top tourist destinations in the United States.

    "Laissez les bons temps rouler" is what they say here in the Big Easy, and you too can "let the good times roll" with a cool stroll down Bourbon Street, a hot Dixieland band, and even hotter Creole cuisine. Mardi Gras may be the city's calling card, but that's just one day out of the hot and muggy year in New Orleans.

    Go ahead, take a riverboat down the Mississippi, munch on some beignets, and watch the Saints go marchin' in. But when it's time to leave, you, too, will know what it means to miss New Orleans.

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