New Orleans

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
196/263
Details
Large apartment$1649.92
Medium apartment$1344.66
Rent index [score]0.58
Small apartment$1039.40

Cost of Living

5
182/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.70
A Cappuccino$4.40
A beer$3.40
A kilogram of Apples$4.10
Bread$1.60
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$53.00
Monthly public transport$59.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$76.75

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 members10365
Number of investors50
Number of startup events in the last 12 months194
Number of upcoming meetup events12
Startup climate scene [score]0.48
Startup events26
Startup events23
Startup events [score]0.53
Startups [score]0.64
Total number of startups115

Venture Capital

3
116/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.32

Travel Connectivity

2
188/260
Details
Airport hub39
Airport hub [score]0.23
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
163/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/New_Orleans
Traffic handling [score]0.51

Business Freedom

9
67/259
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
260/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.23
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
204/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.30
Healthcare quality [score]0.73
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
124/230
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)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
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
162/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.72
Cleanliness [score]0.27
Drinking water quality [score]0.47
Urban greenery [score]0.74

Economy

6
16/258
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.86

Taxation

4
148/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

6
70/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)59.90
Internet access (download) [score]0.84
Internet access (upload) [score]0.43
Upload speed (Mbps)9.38

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
27/264
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]0.87

Outdoors

1
251/260
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 182nd place of all 261 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.

Housing costs (USD)

$810$1,269
$1039
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$59
Lunch$15
-22%
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
4/53

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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120 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, United States

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Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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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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