Providence

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
178/263
Details
Large apartment$1370.86
Medium apartment$1175.17
Rent index [score]0.62
Small apartment$979.49

Cost of Living

4
224/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.50
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$3.70
Bread$1.70
Inflation [score]0.38
Lunch$19.00
Monthly fitness club membership$30.00
Monthly public transport$72.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$85.16

Startups

4
128/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.87
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co8
Meetups [score]0.26
Meetups groups63
Meetups members11251
Number of investors24
Number of startup events in the last 12 months90
Number of upcoming meetup events13
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events13
Startup events20
Startup events [score]0.42
Startups [score]0.57
Total number of startups100

Venture Capital

3
148/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesBetaspring
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.33

Travel Connectivity

3
129/260
Details
Airport hub103
Airport hub [score]0.48
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

4
215/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Providence
Traffic handling [score]0.58

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

7
167/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.51
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year5
Guns per 100 residents32
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.86
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.85

Healthcare

7
152/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.28
Healthcare quality [score]0.92
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

6
40/230
Details
Best university in rankingBrown University
Best university ranking51
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]0.33

Environmental Quality

5
167/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.77
Cleanliness [score]0.44
Drinking water quality [score]0.45
Urban greenery [score]0.42

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
157/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.32
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175

Internet Access

8
23/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)58.13
Internet access (download) [score]0.82
Internet access (upload) [score]0.69
Upload speed (Mbps)19.09

Leisure & Culture

4
228/263
Details
Art galleries88
Art galleries [score]0.63
Cinemas21
Cinemas [score]0.39
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.75
Concert venues62
Concerts [score]0.62
Historical sites53
Historical sites [score]0.32
Museums20
Museums [score]0.45
Performing art venues78
Performing arts [score]0.62
Sport venues17
Sports [score]0.53
Zoos9
Zoos [score]0.81

Tolerance

8
22/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index96.88
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.63

Outdoors

1
249/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.12
Median peak in meters82.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)2.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Providence are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the 13th most expensive in the United States. Moving to Providence 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)

$863$1,096
$979
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$30
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$46
Monthly public transport$72
Lunch$19
-15%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Providence are above average. For this job type, Providence ranks 58th for salaries among 264 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 Providence.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$66,010
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

31.89
Guns per 100 people
5.33
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in New York, United States

360 Lexington Avenue, 11th Floor New York, NY 10017, United States

Phone: (+1-212) 972 2276,972 2277

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LGBT rights in Providence

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

99

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Providence

Providence is the state capital and largest city in Rhode Island, as well as the third largest city in New England. Formerly an industrial bastion of organized crime, Providence's Renaissance has created new parks and attractions and brought emphasis back to its historic roots. Downcity events, historic vistas, eclectic districts such as College Hill and Federal Hill, and a great nightlife make Providence a worthwhile tourist destination.

Most of Providence's attractions are organized into four neighborhoods: Downcity, which includes the core of the downtown area as well as Waterplace Park, the Providence Place Mall, and Capitol Hill; Federal Hill, a neighborhood just west of downtown along Atwells Avenue that is known for nightlife and Italian dining; College Hill/The East Side, which is home to some of the city's oldest homes as well as both Brown University and RISD, and features several smaller neighborhoods with eclectic shops and restaurants. College Hill is primarily centered along Thayer Street around its intersection with Angell Street; and off to the west end of Downcity, there is Charles Street which runs directly from Downcity. Charles Street Intersects with Branch Avenue and from there till about Mineral Spring is still the most corrupt part of the City. There are a couple of high end restaurants and night clubs at the North end of Charles Street.

South Providence begins roughly at the start of Elmwood Avenue (closest to downtown) and Broad Street. There are many restaurants, mainly serving Spanish or Chinese food; fast food places, hair salons, banks, pharmacies, libraries and supermarkets. Everything is within a walkable distance or a short drive. South Providence has a reputation for poverty and crime; the nightclubs on Broad Street have been known for their brawls. Despite this reputation, South Providence has its nice neighborhoods where tourists can get away from everything. Downtown is a 15 minute drive away for the best entertainment and shopping.

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