Raleigh

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
174/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1200.00
Rent index [score]0.59
Small apartment$910.00

Cost of Living

5
129/248
Details
5km taxi ride$8.80
A Cappuccino$4.60
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$3.60
Bread$1.90
Inflation [score]0.55
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$48.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$69.11

Startups

5
79/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.41
Coworking spaces [score]0.70
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co6
Meetups [score]0.72
Meetups groups199
Meetups members102025
Number of investors112
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1232
Number of upcoming meetup events152
Startup climate scene [score]0.60
Startup events149
Startup events [score]0.79
Startups [score]0.69
Total number of startups378

Venture Capital

6
25/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.65

Travel Connectivity

2
193/265
Details
Airport hub39
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
129/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Raleigh
Traffic handling [score]0.67

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

7
185/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.82
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents95
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.48
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.57

Healthcare

7
137/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.33
Healthcare quality [score]0.93
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

7
15/239
Details
Best university in rankingDuke University
Best university ranking18
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]0.69

Environmental Quality

9
16/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.90
Cleanliness [score]0.89
Drinking water quality [score]0.89
Urban greenery [score]0.90

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
179/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.25
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

8
30/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)58.84
Internet access (download) [score]0.78
Internet access (upload) [score]0.77
Upload speed (Mbps)23.88

Leisure & Culture

7
94/264
Details
Art galleries183
Art galleries [score]0.66
Cinemas66
Cinemas [score]0.66
Comedy clubs48
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues142
Concerts [score]0.74
Historical sites100
Historical sites [score]0.66
Museums53
Museums [score]0.66
Performing art venues177
Performing arts [score]0.75
Sport venues38
Sports [score]0.84
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.68

Tolerance

8
90/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.58
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.68
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consentAmbiguous
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year 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]0.84

Outdoors

3
214/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.15
Median peak in meters196.00
Urban area elevation (meters)110.00
Water access [score]0.53
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Raleigh are in the 129th place of all 248 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)

$970$1,400
$1200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$48
Monthly public transport$48
Lunch$13
-26%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$86,268
Median salary
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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)

7%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

209/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Moderate
38/51
Theft
Moderate
33/49
Robbery
Moderate
28/41

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Assault-4%
  • Robbery21%
  • Theft3%

Gun crimes & Ownership

95.39
Guns per 100 people
12.42
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Los, Angeles, United States

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

Phone: +1-310-288-8334,+1-310-288-8334

U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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People in Raleigh

Population of Raleigh

1,317,300
574 /km²
181/264
Density (people per unit of area)
13%
Growth in 2015-2020
Raleigh

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
13.73%
Marketing Manager
4.23%
Project Manager
3.87%
Web Developer
3.87%
Founder
3.87%
Business Analyst
3.17%
Accountant
2.46%
Other
64.79%

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LGBT rights in Raleigh

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Married Couples Only

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

111

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Raleigh


The capital of North Carolina and the largest city of the Research Triangle, Raleigh is the primary political and economic driver of the metro area. Indeed, business and politics are the main draws to Raleigh, which lacks the more trendy feel or active arts scene of Durham or Chapel Hill to the west. However, a concerted effort to expand the residential base and move events downtown has led to significantly expanded retail and restaurant options in the downtown core. Also, visitors will find many of the state's cultural institutions here, namely a major performing arts center downtown and three state museums, and a college town atmosphere in the neighborhood around the campus of North Carolina State University, the state's largest university.

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau operates the Raleigh Visitor Information Center. The Visitor Information Center (VIC) is located at 500 Fayetteville Street between the Raleigh Marriott City Center and The Raleigh Convention Center. Phone: +1 919-834-5900 / +1-800-849-8499. The VIC is open Monday thru Saturday, 9AM to 5PM and offers brochures, event calendars, coupons, maps, and other visitor information. Stop by and pick up a brochure or visit the website to view a visitor guide online or order one to be mailed before your trip.

Within the I-440 Beltline are mostly fashionable older neighborhoods and the NC State University area. The North Raleigh neighborhoods are aligned along the "spokes of the wheel"—major thoroughfares emanating from the I-440 Loop and passing through the northern edge of the much larger I-540 loop.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

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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