Phoenix

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
152/263
Details
Large apartment$1232.53
Medium apartment$1019.02
Rent index [score]0.68
Small apartment$805.51

Cost of Living

6
115/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.70
A Cappuccino$5.00
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$2.70
Bread$0.77
Inflation [score]0.55
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$34.00
Monthly public transport$65.00
Movie ticket$9.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.78

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]0.60
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co28
Meetups [score]0.67
Meetups groups197
Meetups members62128
Number of investors114
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1249
Number of upcoming meetup events76
Startup climate scene [score]0.65
Startup events117
Startup events126
Startup events [score]0.80
Startups [score]0.79
Total number of startups711

Venture Capital

6
47/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.64

Travel Connectivity

3
119/260
Details
Airport hub120
Airport hub [score]0.54
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
162/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Phoenix
Traffic handling [score]0.67

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

3
259/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.36
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year14
Guns per 100 residents174
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.61
Lack of guns [score]0.17
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.39

Healthcare

6
172/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.32
Healthcare quality [score]0.85
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
87/230
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)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]0.19

Environmental Quality

4
193/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.42
Cleanliness [score]0.54
Drinking water quality [score]0.37
Urban greenery [score]0.45

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

5
142/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.37
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

6
94/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)50.84
Internet access (download) [score]0.78
Internet access (upload) [score]0.41
Upload speed (Mbps)8.87

Leisure & Culture

7
79/263
Details
Art galleries176
Art galleries [score]0.77
Cinemas175
Cinemas [score]0.82
Comedy clubs121
Comedy clubs [score]0.92
Concert venues196
Concerts [score]0.89
Historical sites113
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums73
Museums [score]0.69
Performing art venues192
Performing arts [score]0.79
Sport venues60
Sports [score]0.93
Zoos36
Zoos [score]0.91

Tolerance

7
46/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index74.14
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.76
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]0.73

Outdoors

7
15/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.53
Median peak in meters1477.00
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 115th 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)

$662$949
$806
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$34
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$45
Monthly public transport$65
Lunch$14
-31%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$80,426
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Low
28/53
Theft
Moderate
34/51
Robbery
Low
22/46
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
16/29

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault91%
  • Robbery68%
  • Theft40%

Gun crimes & Ownership

173.58
Guns per 100 people
14.20
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Phoenix in position 220 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
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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 1100 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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