Richmond

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

3
239/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Small apartment$840.00

Cost of Living

N/A
Details
5km taxi ride$7.40
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$1.60
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$31.00
Monthly public transport$59.00
Movie ticket$10.00

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]0.62
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co10
Meetups [score]0.25
Meetups groups56
Meetups members13480
Number of investors29
Number of startup events in the last 12 months155
Number of upcoming meetup events44
Startup climate scene [score]0.51
Startup events56
Startup events [score]0.62
Startups [score]0.60
Total number of startups86

Venture Capital

3
141/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.33

Travel Connectivity

1
225/265
Details
Airport hub19
Airport hub [score]0.16
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

6
45/251
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Richmond
Traffic handling [score]0.87

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

3
254/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.54
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
172/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.27
Healthcare quality [score]0.87
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
164/239
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
109/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.77
Cleanliness [score]0.61
Drinking water quality [score]0.74
Urban greenery [score]0.67

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
163/265
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

9
9/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)111.13
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]0.70
Upload speed (Mbps)19.09

Leisure & Culture

6
107/264
Details
Art galleries96
Art galleries [score]0.75
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.62
Comedy clubs38
Comedy clubs [score]0.78
Concert venues95
Concerts [score]0.73
Historical sites79
Historical sites [score]0.63
Museums63
Museums [score]0.64
Performing art venues119
Performing arts [score]0.65
Sport venues27
Sports [score]0.65
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.59

Tolerance

7
125/265
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]0.71

Outdoors

1
255/265
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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Housing costs (USD)

$720$960
$840
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$31
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$59
Lunch$13
-33%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$80,924
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
High
47/51
Theft
Very High
46/49
Robbery
High
37/41

Crime rate development in the last 9 months

Change in the last 9 months

  • Assault7%
  • Robbery57%
  • Theft36%

Gun crimes & Ownership

274.39
Guns per 100 people
10.46
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Richmond in position 155 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Great for

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

Not Great for

    Who lives here

    • Professionals
    • Singles
    • Families with kids
    • Gay & Lesbian
    • Hipsters
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    People in Richmond

    Population of Richmond

    513,700
    609 /km²
    178/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    5%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    Richmond

    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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    Work in:

    Software Engineer
    15.79%
    Founder
    10.53%
    IT Manager
    5.26%
    Graphic Designer
    5.26%
    Cashier
    5.26%
    Web Designer
    5.26%
    Teacher
    5.26%
    Other
    47.37%

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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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    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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