San Antonio

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
163/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Rent index [score]0.64
Small apartment$870.00

Cost of Living

6
95/250
Details
5km taxi ride$8.60
A Cappuccino$4.60
A beer$2.90
A kilogram of Apples$3.10
Bread$1.40
Inflation [score]0.62
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$35.00
Monthly public transport$37.00
Movie ticket$8.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$60.86

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]0.52
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.32
Meetups groups80
Meetups members21919
Number of investors55
Number of startup events in the last 12 months649
Number of upcoming meetup events33
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events64
Startup events [score]0.63
Startups [score]0.67
Total number of startups127

Venture Capital

4
95/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesTechstars Cloud
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.42

Travel Connectivity

2
199/265
Details
Airport hub35
Airport hub [score]0.22
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
132/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/San_Antonio
Traffic handling [score]0.71

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

4
245/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.51
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year11
Guns per 100 residents138
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.72
Lack of guns [score]0.33
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

6
164/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.35
Healthcare quality [score]0.82
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
146/239
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)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
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

6
145/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.75
Cleanliness [score]0.62
Drinking water quality [score]0.69
Urban greenery [score]0.46

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

5
113/265
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
12/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)83.25
Internet access (download) [score]0.95
Internet access (upload) [score]0.70
Upload speed (Mbps)19.00

Leisure & Culture

7
89/264
Details
Art galleries141
Art galleries [score]0.64
Cinemas105
Cinemas [score]0.70
Comedy clubs19
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues174
Concerts [score]0.76
Historical sites99
Historical sites [score]0.75
Museums71
Museums [score]0.59
Performing art venues179
Performing arts [score]0.63
Sport venues65
Sports [score]0.78
Zoos11
Zoos [score]0.85

Tolerance

6
182/265
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]0.60

Outdoors

3
209/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters412.50
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 95th place of all 250 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)

$950$1,300
$1100
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$35
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$44
Monthly public transport$37
Lunch$11
-37%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$76,344
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
14/51
Theft
Very Low
14/49
Robbery
Very Low
2/41

Crime rate development in the last 8 months

Change in the last 8 months

  • Assault-21%
  • Robbery-57%
  • Theft25%

Gun crimes & Ownership

137.96
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 171 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
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    Who lives here

    • Professionals
    • Families with kids
    • Retirees
    • Singles
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    People in San Antonio

    Population of San Antonio

    1,823,400
    376 /km²
    214/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    10%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    San Antonio

    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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    Software Engineer
    6.52%
    Administrative Assistant
    5.07%
    Marketing Manager
    5.07%
    Account Manager
    4.35%
    Web Developer
    3.62%
    Nurse
    2.90%
    Customer Support
    2.90%
    Other
    69.57%

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    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    106

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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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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    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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