Raleigh

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
172/263
Details
Large apartment$1384.62
Medium apartment$1116.08
Rent index [score]0.64
Small apartment$847.55

Cost of Living

5
136/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.80
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.70
A kilogram of Apples$3.60
Bread$0.87
Inflation [score]0.52
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$47.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$69.03

Startups

6
68/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups13
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.48
Coworking spaces [score]0.71
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co6
Meetups [score]0.71
Meetups groups198
Meetups members80311
Number of investors112
Number of startup events in the last 12 months737
Number of upcoming meetup events96
Startup climate scene [score]0.60
Startup events92
Startup events100
Startup events [score]0.76
Startups [score]0.70
Total number of startups440

Venture Capital

7
41/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.68

Travel Connectivity

2
188/260
Details
Airport hub39
Airport hub [score]0.23
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
173/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Raleigh
Traffic handling [score]0.63

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

6
184/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.80
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents107
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.58

Healthcare

7
149/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.30
Healthcare quality [score]0.91
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

8
12/230
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)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]0.68

Environmental Quality

9
32/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.86
Cleanliness [score]0.78
Drinking water quality [score]0.90
Urban greenery [score]0.92

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
171/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

8
16/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)108.06
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]0.60
Upload speed (Mbps)14.93

Leisure & Culture

7
94/263
Details
Art galleries183
Art galleries [score]0.70
Cinemas70
Cinemas [score]0.66
Comedy clubs48
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues141
Concerts [score]0.75
Historical sites94
Historical sites [score]0.67
Museums49
Museums [score]0.67
Performing art venues175
Performing arts [score]0.76
Sport venues40
Sports [score]0.84
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.67

Tolerance

5
218/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.58
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.69
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]0.29

Outdoors

3
208/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.15
Median peak in meters196.00
Urban area elevation (meters)110.00
Water access [score]0.52
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Raleigh are in the 136th 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)

$746$949
$848
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$48
Monthly public transport$47
Lunch$13
-27%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$85,737
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Moderate
39/53
Theft
Moderate
35/51
Robbery
Low
31/46

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault35%
  • Robbery90%
  • Theft68%

Gun crimes & Ownership

106.88
Guns per 100 people
12.42
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Raleigh in position 55 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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