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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
38/265
Details
Large apartment$710.00
Medium apartment$580.00
Rent index [score]0.90
Small apartment$450.00

Cost of Living

7
74/248
Details
5km taxi ride$3.50
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.48
Inflation [score]0.73
Lunch$7.50
Monthly fitness club membership$50.00
Monthly public transport$63.00
Movie ticket$7.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$48.84

Startups

4
125/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.30
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.24
Meetups groups53
Meetups members14587
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months57
Number of upcoming meetup events7
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events56
Startup events [score]0.58
Startups [score]0.60
Total number of startups150

Venture Capital

1
180/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.14

Travel Connectivity

2
158/266
Details
Airport hub68
Airport hub [score]0.35
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

5
101/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Latvia/Riga
Traffic handling [score]0.74

Business Freedom

7
167/264
Details
Business freedom78.60
Business freedom [score]0.74
Freedom from corruption55.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.52
Lack of labor restrictions59.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.44
Time to open a business5.50
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

8
106/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.63
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents19
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.90
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

5
211/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.53
Healthcare quality [score]0.58
Life expectancy (years)74.56
Life expectancy [score]0.47

Education

4
154/240
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Latvia
Best university ranking801
Country mean scores in PISA math test487.27
Country mean scores in PISA reading test488.69
Country mean scores in PISA science test502.19
PISA math ranking (high school)25
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.72
PISA reading (high school)21
PISA science (high school)22
Percent of happy students0.67
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.04
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.04
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

7
117/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.67
Cleanliness [score]0.69
Drinking water quality [score]0.62
Urban greenery [score]0.81

Economy

4
201/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$23706.56
GDP per capita [score]0.39

Taxation

6
83/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.69
Income tax level [score]0.50
Profit tax (% of profit)0.36
Time overhead to file company taxes169
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

6
100/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)48.34
Internet access (download) [score]0.62
Internet access (upload) [score]0.55
Upload speed (Mbps)13.78

Leisure & Culture

8
41/264
Details
Art galleries162
Art galleries [score]0.79
Cinemas88
Cinemas [score]0.75
Comedy clubs152
Comedy clubs [score]0.79
Concert venues110
Concerts [score]0.85
Historical sites76
Historical sites [score]0.80
Museums99
Museums [score]0.75
Performing art venues97
Performing arts [score]0.91
Sport venues136
Sports [score]0.93
Zoos85
Zoos [score]0.89

Tolerance

7
151/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index74.15
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.75
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.62

Outdoors

6
62/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters242.30
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)14.00
Water access [score]0.95
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