Phoenix

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
145/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$1000.00
Rent index [score]0.68
Small apartment$820.00

Cost of Living

5
134/250
Details
5km taxi ride$8.80
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$2.70
Bread$1.50
Inflation [score]0.53
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$31.00
Monthly public transport$65.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.44

Startups

7
38/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups27
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.65
Coworking spaces [score]0.59
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co28
Meetups [score]0.68
Meetups groups199
Meetups members69684
Number of investors114
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1525
Number of upcoming meetup events104
Startup climate scene [score]0.65
Startup events169
Startup events [score]0.78
Startups [score]0.79
Total number of startups704

Venture Capital

7
40/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.67

Travel Connectivity

3
122/265
Details
Airport hub121
Airport hub [score]0.55
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
139/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Phoenix
Traffic handling [score]0.70

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

3
260/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.35
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year14
Guns per 100 residents172
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.61
Lack of guns [score]0.16
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.39

Healthcare

6
169/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.86
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
105/239
Details
Best university in rankingArizona State University
Best university ranking131
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]0.19

Environmental Quality

4
206/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.41
Cleanliness [score]0.54
Drinking water quality [score]0.31
Urban greenery [score]0.41

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

5
142/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.38
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

6
84/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)53.78
Internet access (download) [score]0.79
Internet access (upload) [score]0.47
Upload speed (Mbps)10.44

Leisure & Culture

7
83/264
Details
Art galleries178
Art galleries [score]0.76
Cinemas173
Cinemas [score]0.82
Comedy clubs121
Comedy clubs [score]0.92
Concert venues196
Concerts [score]0.88
Historical sites114
Historical sites [score]0.68
Museums72
Museums [score]0.69
Performing art venues185
Performing arts [score]0.79
Sport venues65
Sports [score]0.93
Zoos36
Zoos [score]0.92

Tolerance

6
199/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index74.14
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.75
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, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.41

Outdoors

7
13/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.48
Median peak in meters1475.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)375.00
Water access [score]0.88
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Phoenix are in the 134th 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)

$720$920
$820
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$31
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$45
Monthly public transport$65
Lunch$13
-30%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$78,634
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Homicide
Very Low
3/8
Assault
Low
31/51
Theft
Moderate
34/49
Robbery
Low
21/41
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
14/24

Crime rate development in the last 8 months

Change in the last 8 months

  • Assault-2%
  • Robbery8%
  • Theft-12%

Gun crimes & Ownership

171.92
Guns per 100 people
14.20
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Phoenix in position 222 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

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Explore Phoenix’s neighborhoods

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Great for

  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value

Not Great for

    Who lives here

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

    Population of Phoenix

    4,427,300
    233 /km²
    249/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    13%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    Phoenix

    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 who are      Phoenix

    Work in:

    Software Engineer
    8.13%
    Graphic Designer
    6.88%
    Web Designer
    5.00%
    Project Manager
    4.38%
    Marketing Manager
    4.38%
    Web Developer
    4.38%
    Administrative Assistant
    3.13%
    Other
    63.75%

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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    211

    Climate type

    Tropical and Subtropical Desert

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in Phoenix

    Phoenix is the capital of the state of Arizona as well as the most populous city in the American Southwest and sixth largest city in the United States. Founded in 1871, it has become the region's primary political, cultural, economic, and transportation center. At an elevation of 1,100 ft (335 m), it is situated in the biologically unique Sonoran Desert. Over time it has merged with the neighboring cities of Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale, Peoria, Chandler, and Gilbert to form the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Currently exurbs such as Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Queen Creek, and Sun City are becoming part of this metropolitan area as well. Phoenix is extremely hot and dry in the summertime, so always have sunscreen with you!

    Why would anybody want to start a city in the middle of a desert? The answer is, surprisingly, agriculture. The Salt and Verde Rivers of central Arizona were exploited for large-scale agriculture by Native Americans as early as the 11th century. The area that now encompasses Phoenix was a center of the Hohokam culture, which built large canal systems and a network of towns and villages, whose remains may be viewed in the city to this day. White settlers discovered the remnants of the Hohokam culture in the 19th century. The city's name reflects its history as a city "reborn from the ashes" of the previous settlement.

    European-American settlement of the area commenced in the 1860s, and in 1911 the completion of the first of several large reservoirs in the mountains north and east of Phoenix insured its success as a center for irrigation-based agriculture. Many tens of thousands of acres were planted in citrus and cotton and other crops, and for many years, intensive, year-round irrigated agriculture formed the basis of the economy. Recent years are seeing a revival, and trendy hotels, bars, shops and restaurants are making it a place to be again.

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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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