Richmond

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
180/263
Details
Large apartment$1477.46
Medium apartment$1157.10
Rent index [score]0.60
Small apartment$836.74

Cost of Living

4
221/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.20
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.70
A kilogram of Apples$4.70
Bread$1.80
Inflation [score]0.38
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$31.00
Monthly public transport$64.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$69.13

Startups

5
112/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups7
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.36
Coworking spaces [score]0.63
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co10
Meetups [score]0.23
Meetups groups49
Meetups members11464
Number of investors29
Number of startup events in the last 12 months90
Number of upcoming meetup events17
Startup climate scene [score]0.51
Startup events22
Startup events31
Startup events [score]0.51
Startups [score]0.60
Total number of startups93

Venture Capital

3
137/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

1
222/260
Details
Airport hub19
Airport hub [score]0.16
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
55/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Richmond
Traffic handling [score]0.86

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
252/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.58
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year10
Guns per 100 residents274
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.72
Lack of guns [score]0.10
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.41

Healthcare

6
181/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.26
Healthcare quality [score]0.86
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
155/230
Details
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

Environmental Quality

8
65/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.99
Cleanliness [score]0.66
Drinking water quality [score]0.83
Urban greenery [score]0.67

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
VAT (Sales Tax)0.05

Internet Access

8
10/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)88.61
Internet access (download) [score]0.98
Internet access (upload) [score]0.68
Upload speed (Mbps)18.70

Leisure & Culture

6
106/263
Details
Art galleries97
Art galleries [score]0.75
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.62
Comedy clubs38
Comedy clubs [score]0.78
Concert venues94
Concerts [score]0.73
Historical sites79
Historical sites [score]0.64
Museums38
Museums [score]0.64
Performing art venues89
Performing arts [score]0.65
Sport venues32
Sports [score]0.64
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.59

Tolerance

6
169/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index70.00
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.71
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, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.43

Outdoors

1
250/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters42.00
Urban area elevation (meters)63.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Richmond are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Richmond 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)

$728$945
$837
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$31
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$64
Lunch$11
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$79,667
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very High
50/53
Theft
Very High
49/51
Robbery
Very High
44/46

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault55%
  • Robbery174%
  • Theft35%

Gun crimes & Ownership

273.86
Guns per 100 people
10.46
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Richmond in position 142 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic

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    Who lives here

    • Professionals
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    • Families with kids
    • Gay & Lesbian
    • Hipsters
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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    100

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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    On living in Richmond

    Richmond is the capital of Virginia, a state in the American South. Richmond has a population of 200,000 and the adjacent counties of Henrico and Chesterfield combine to create a local population of more than 1,250,000 people.

    Richmond has been called a city of neighborhoods, each one with a distinct look, flavor, and identity. All are recognized by Richmonders as unique neighborhoods, almost as though the city were a collection of several small towns.


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