Richmond

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
151/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Rent index [score]0.62
Small apartment$920.00

Cost of Living

6
118/248
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$3.80
Bread$0.90
Inflation [score]0.59
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$29.00
Monthly public transport$63.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.26

Startups

4
130/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.59
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co36
Meetups [score]0.34
Meetups groups91
Meetups members23573
Number of investors29
Number of startup events in the last 12 months350
Number of upcoming meetup events57
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events193
Startup events [score]0.77
Startups [score]0.58
Total number of startups154

Venture Capital

2
149/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.21

Travel Connectivity

1
227/266
Details
Airport hub19
Airport hub [score]0.16
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

6
60/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Richmond
Traffic handling [score]0.92

Business Freedom

9
69/264
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
255/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.58
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year10
Guns per 100 residents246
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

9
55/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.99
Healthcare quality [score]0.91
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
165/240
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)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

Environmental Quality

7
126/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.77
Cleanliness [score]0.60
Drinking water quality [score]0.70
Urban greenery [score]0.58

Economy

7
16/263
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
163/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.30
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.05

Internet Access

8
27/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)70.64
Internet access (download) [score]0.74
Internet access (upload) [score]0.79
Upload speed (Mbps)26.48

Leisure & Culture

6
105/264
Details
Art galleries97
Art galleries [score]0.73
Cinemas59
Cinemas [score]0.61
Comedy clubs38
Comedy clubs [score]0.78
Concert venues98
Concerts [score]0.71
Historical sites79
Historical sites [score]0.63
Museums64
Museums [score]0.64
Performing art venues119
Performing arts [score]0.66
Sport venues28
Sports [score]0.65
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.59

Tolerance

7
135/266
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]0.72

Outdoors

1
259/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters43.00
Urban area elevation (meters)63.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Richmond are in the 118th 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)

$1,100$1,600
$1400
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$29
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$63
Lunch$13
-32%
compared to
San Francisco
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