St. Louis

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
151/263
Details
Large apartment$1264.40
Medium apartment$1066.46
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$868.53

Cost of Living

5
157/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.80
A Cappuccino$4.10
A beer$1.90
A kilogram of Apples$4.20
Bread$0.66
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$29.00
Monthly public transport$77.00
Movie ticket$9.50
Price of a meal at a restaurant$64.34

Startups

5
86/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups9
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.40
Coworking spaces [score]0.60
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co10
Meetups [score]0.47
Meetups groups133
Meetups members35447
Number of startup events in the last 12 months685
Number of upcoming meetup events38
Startup climate scene [score]0.52
Startup events28
Startup events61
Startup events [score]0.55
Startups [score]0.69
Total number of startups302

Venture Capital

6
61/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesCapital Innovators, SixThirty, The Yield Lab
Number of funding accelerators4
Venture capital [score]0.55

Travel Connectivity

3
132/260
Details
Airport hub61
Airport hub [score]0.32
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.27

Commute

5
88/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/St._Louis
Traffic handling [score]0.80

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
247/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.20
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year15
Guns per 100 residents84
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.60
Lack of guns [score]0.60
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.60

Healthcare

7
128/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.36
Healthcare quality [score]0.93
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

6
43/230
Details
Best university in rankingWashington University in St Louis
Best university ranking57
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]0.32

Environmental Quality

7
102/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.78
Cleanliness [score]0.53
Drinking water quality [score]0.69
Urban greenery [score]0.85

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

4
171/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

8
13/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)61.65
Internet access (download) [score]0.85
Internet access (upload) [score]0.79
Upload speed (Mbps)24.35

Leisure & Culture

8
48/263
Details
Art galleries181
Art galleries [score]0.72
Cinemas204
Cinemas [score]0.67
Comedy clubs151
Comedy clubs [score]0.86
Concert venues213
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites109
Historical sites [score]0.77
Museums91
Museums [score]0.76
Performing art venues214
Performing arts [score]0.81
Sport venues119
Sports [score]0.90
Zoos82
Zoos [score]0.95

Tolerance

8
18/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index69.97
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.71
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
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]0.94

Outdoors

5
150/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters235.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)144.00
Water access [score]0.74
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Costs of living

Costs of living in St. Louis are in the 157th 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)

$883$1,250
$1066
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$29
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$43
Monthly public transport$77
Lunch$11
-26%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$67,528
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Low
26/53
Theft
Low
26/51
Robbery
Low
30/46

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault-79%
  • Robbery-96%
  • Theft-73%

Gun crimes & Ownership

84.38
Guns per 100 people
14.56
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts St. Louis in position 251 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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    101

    Climate type

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    On living in St. Louis

    The Gateway City of St. Louis is the epitome of the modern Midwestern metropolis. Missouri's second-largest city is vibrant but laid-back, populous but navigable, historic but still relevant. The city's planners have created an aesthetically beautiful city, with plenty of green space amidst buildings both old and new, framed by the majestic Mississippi and Missouri rivers. And capping it all is the world's tallest man-made monument, the beautiful and iconic Gateway Arch.

    St. Louis is a city of culture and surprisingly inexpensive. Among American cities, only Washington, D.C., has more free attractions for tourists and residents alike. Hotels, restaurants, and even parking garages avoid the premium pricing common in other big cities. Although often overlooked, St. Louis can be (and sometimes is!) an affordable, educational, and fun family getaway!

    The city is named after King Louis IX of France. St. Louis is known by the nickname of The Gateway to the West. The city was the last major stop before pioneers journeyed Westward to the Pacific coast. The city also played a large part during the steamboat era due its position at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River. St. Louis was acquired from France by the United States during President Thomas Jefferson's term in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The transfer of power from Spain was made official in a ceremony called, "Three Flags Day." On March 8, 1804, the Spanish flag was lowered and the French one raised. On March 10, the French flag was replaced by that of the USA. In 1904, St. Louis hosted that year's World's Fair and the Summer Olympic Games. Many of the parks, buildings, and finer homes in St. Louis were built around this time period. While there are few, if any, living residents who attended the Fair, it holds an important place in the modern development of the city.

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