San Jose

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
74/265
Details
Large apartment$940.00
Medium apartment$830.00
Rent index [score]0.85
Small apartment$730.00

Cost of Living

7
84/248
Details
5km taxi ride$5.40
A Cappuccino$2.80
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$4.00
Bread$0.63
Inflation [score]0.67
Lunch$8.50
Monthly fitness club membership$62.00
Monthly public transport$40.00
Movie ticket$6.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$49.97

Startups

4
155/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co8
Meetups [score]0.24
Meetups groups52
Meetups members19473
Number of investors3
Number of startup events in the last 12 months38
Number of upcoming meetup events7
Startup climate scene [score]0.39
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.25
Startups [score]0.49
Total number of startups29

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
243/266
Details
Airport hub39
Airport hub [score]0.24

Commute

4
222/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.10

Business Freedom

6
196/264
Details
Business freedom68.60
Business freedom [score]0.53
Freedom from corruption54.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.51
Lack of labor restrictions53.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.34
Time to open a business22.50
Time to open a business [score]0.75

Safety

7
173/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.39
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year8
Guns per 100 residents10
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.80
Lack of guns [score]0.95
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.87

Healthcare

6
180/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.55
Healthcare quality [score]0.62
Life expectancy (years)79.61
Life expectancy [score]0.78

Education

1
212/240
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test406.48
Country mean scores in PISA reading test440.55
Country mean scores in PISA science test429.35
PISA math ranking (high school)47
PISA ranking46
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.24
PISA reading (high school)39
PISA science (high school)44
Percent of happy students0.89
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.60
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.32
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.39
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00

Environmental Quality

5
173/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.59
Cleanliness [score]0.25
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]0.54

Economy

4
204/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area574.06
Currency for urban areaCRC
GDP growth rate0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.56
GDP per capita$14864.27
GDP per capita [score]0.25

Taxation

6
88/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.28
Income tax level [score]0.87
Profit tax (% of profit)0.58
Time overhead to file company taxes151
VAT (Sales Tax)0.13

Internet Access

2
259/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)8.11
Internet access (download) [score]0.18
Internet access (upload) [score]0.12
Upload speed (Mbps)3.38

Leisure & Culture

7
78/264
Details
Art galleries139
Art galleries [score]0.63
Cinemas139
Cinemas [score]0.87
Comedy clubs26
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues157
Concerts [score]0.73
Historical sites100
Historical sites [score]0.76
Museums56
Museums [score]0.62
Performing art venues201
Performing arts [score]0.75
Sport venues101
Sports [score]0.86
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.75

Tolerance

9
19/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index77.43
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.79
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✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]1.00

Outdoors

3
228/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.46
Median peak in meters1435.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1154.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

271

Climate type

Tropical Monsoon

Average daily maximum temperature

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