San Antonio

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
173/263
Details
Large apartment$1429.88
Medium apartment$1145.90
Rent index [score]0.64
Small apartment$861.92

Cost of Living

6
90/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.40
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.66
Inflation [score]0.63
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$33.00
Monthly public transport$37.00
Movie ticket$9.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$58.70

Startups

6
82/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups11
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.44
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.29
Meetups groups67
Meetups members19681
Number of investors55
Number of startup events in the last 12 months426
Number of upcoming meetup events23
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events34
Startup events55
Startup events [score]0.58
Startups [score]0.67
Total number of startups136

Venture Capital

4
113/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesTechstars Cloud
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.36

Travel Connectivity

2
197/260
Details
Airport hub35
Airport hub [score]0.22
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
124/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/San_Antonio
Traffic handling [score]0.74

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

4
246/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.47
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year11
Guns per 100 residents139
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.72
Lack of guns [score]0.33
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.53

Healthcare

6
185/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.79
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
124/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
Best university ranking375
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]0.11

Environmental Quality

7
131/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.79
Cleanliness [score]0.69
Drinking water quality [score]0.65
Urban greenery [score]0.52

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

5
109/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.43
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

8
11/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)110.72
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)17.21

Leisure & Culture

7
88/263
Details
Art galleries142
Art galleries [score]0.63
Cinemas107
Cinemas [score]0.70
Comedy clubs19
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues170
Concerts [score]0.77
Historical sites98
Historical sites [score]0.76
Museums72
Museums [score]0.59
Performing art venues178
Performing arts [score]0.63
Sport venues68
Sports [score]0.78
Zoos10
Zoos [score]0.84

Tolerance

6
122/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index64.44
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.65
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]0.61

Outdoors

4
201/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.22
Median peak in meters414.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)208.00
Water access [score]0.48
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Costs of living

Costs of living in San Antonio are in the 90th 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)

$712$1,011
$862
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$33
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$44
Monthly public transport$37
Lunch$10
-38%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$74,356
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
15/53
Theft
Very Low
14/51
Robbery
Very Low
9/46

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault69%
  • Robbery200%
  • Theft44%

Gun crimes & Ownership

139.19
Guns per 100 people
10.50
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts San Antonio in position 187 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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    Average number of clear days per year

    106

    Climate type

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    On living in San Antonio

    San Antonio is the third largest city in the state of Texas and the 7th largest in the United States. It's the 24th largest metropolitan area in the country. Visited by more than 31 million annual visitors, San Antonio is a beautiful city at the axis of three different geological terrains: Hill Country, South Texas Plains and Prairie and Lakes. There's a lot to do in this city: fine art museums, historical missions and plenty of amusement parks in addition to great dining and lots of drinking. The culture and people are vibrant and interesting. San Antonio's downtown is one of the most lively in the nation.

    San Antonio is considered to be the cradle of Texan liberty. Its most well-known landmark is the Alamo, the site of the famous battle (1836) where Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie were killed. Though it must be said that when most visitors see the Alamo for the first time, their common reaction is "Hm, I thought it would be bigger."

    No other city in Texas reflects the state's Spanish and Mexican heritage better than San Antonio. Hispanics make up a considerable fraction of the population though and it shows in most places. The Hispanic atmosphere of San Antonio makes it a truly unique U.S. city. This becomes most evident during Fiesta week, a yearly celebration that attracts 3.5 million people to its 110 plus events from all over to enjoy parades, music, festivals, fairs and food and drink in the charming downtown streets of the city.

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