Oklahoma City

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
120/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$1000.00
Rent index [score]0.75
Small apartment$840.00

Cost of Living

6
109/250
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$3.30
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.58
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$31.00
Monthly public transport$34.00
Movie ticket$9.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$58.78

Startups

4
127/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.29
Coworking spaces [score]0.47
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.24
Meetups groups52
Meetups members12928
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months459
Number of upcoming meetup events31
Startup climate scene [score]0.45
Startup events52
Startup events [score]0.61
Startups [score]0.57
Total number of startups81

Venture Capital

3
150/221
Details
Venture capital [score]0.30

Travel Connectivity

1
218/265
Details
Airport hub20
Airport hub [score]0.17
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

2
238/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Oklahoma_City
Traffic handling [score]0.69

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
236/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.65
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents134
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.55
Lack of guns [score]0.35
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.45

Healthcare

6
162/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.29
Healthcare quality [score]0.89
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
164/239
Details
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

Environmental Quality

8
76/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.95
Cleanliness [score]0.76
Drinking water quality [score]0.71
Urban greenery [score]0.64

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
163/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.30
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

7
37/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)81.39
Internet access (download) [score]0.94
Internet access (upload) [score]0.49
Upload speed (Mbps)10.86

Leisure & Culture

5
150/264
Details
Art galleries143
Art galleries [score]0.56
Cinemas130
Cinemas [score]0.58
Comedy clubs49
Comedy clubs [score]0.74
Concert venues133
Concerts [score]0.66
Historical sites83
Historical sites [score]0.49
Museums82
Museums [score]0.58
Performing art venues178
Performing arts [score]0.54
Sport venues109
Sports [score]0.68
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.80

Tolerance

6
188/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.67
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.68
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
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]0.54

Outdoors

4
178/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters416.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)397.00
Water access [score]0.63
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Oklahoma City are in the 109th place of all 250 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)

$870$1,200
$1000
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$31
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$51
Monthly public transport$34
Lunch$12
-34%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Oklahoma City are above average. For this job type, Oklahoma City ranks 58th 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 Oklahoma City.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$67,182
Median salary
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Locals review Oklahoma City

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What could Oklahoma City do better?#improveOklahomaCity

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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

188/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
13/51
Theft
Very Low
12/49

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Assault-3%
  • Theft12%

Gun crimes & Ownership

133.95
Guns per 100 people
16.41
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Oklahoma City in position 120 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Oklahoma City

Population of Oklahoma City

1,199,600
192 /km²
253/264
Density (people per unit of area)
5%
Growth in 2015-2020
Oklahoma City

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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Software Engineer
6.94%
Marketing Manager
5.56%
Administrative Assistant
4.17%
Nurse
2.78%
Project Manager
2.78%
Chemical Engineer
2.78%
Web Developer
2.78%
Other
72.22%

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LGBT rights in Oklahoma City

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Ambiguous

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

139

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the capital and principal city of the state of Oklahoma, located in the Frontier Country region of the state. Oklahoma City is the primary city of the Oklahoma City-Shawnee-Stillwater Combined Statistical Area containing most of central Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City is the largest city in the state, as well as its political, cultural, and economic engine. The city is the nation's third largest city in land area (608 sq miles), just behind Jacksonville FL (759 sq miles) and way behind Anchorage AK (1698 sq miles). The city is the 29th largest city in population in the nation (506,132 in the 2000 census), and the largest city in the 5 "plains states" (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota). After decades of suburban sprawl and an ill-fated downtown "urban renewal", a 'sudden' burst of investment in the 1990s has given the city additional big city attractions and a pleasant quality of life that often is the envy if not surprise of visitors from other cities, making Oklahoma City more of a tourist destination in itself. Oklahoma's state capitol building is the only capitol in the world with an oil well under it. Although its legal description is Capitol Site #1, it is referred to as Petunia #1 because it was drilled in the middle of a flower bed.

Oklahoma City is in the Frontier Country region of Central Oklahoma, in the Southern Plains of North America. Contrary to popular belief, the geography is not flat and treeless (like in the true high plains) but rather gently rolling hills covered in places by dense low trees, shrubs, and grasses. The city is roughly bisected by the North Canadian River (recently partially renamed the Oklahoma River in a flight of civic exuberance). The North Canadian is not very impressive as rivers go; it was once substantial enough to flood every year, wreaking destruction on surrounding homes, until the 1940s when the Civilian Conservation Corps dammed the river and turned it into essentially a wide ditch for the next 50 years. In the 1990s, as part of the citywide revitalization project known as MAPS, the city built a series of low water dams, returning water to the portion of the river flows near downtown. The city also has three large lakes, Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser, in the northwestern quarter of the city, and the largest - Lake Stanley Draper, in the sparsely populated far southeast of the city.

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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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