Tampa Bay Area

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Quality of life in Tampa Bay Area

Tampa Bay Area, Florida, is among the top cities with a free business environment. According to our city rankings, this is a good place to live with high ratings in environmental quality, internet access and leisure & culture.

Tampa Bay Area is one of the top ten city matches for 1.1% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
191/263
Details
Large apartment$1506.68
Medium apartment$1277.47
Rent index [score]0.59
Small apartment$1048.26

Cost of Living

5
155/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.80
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$3.80
Bread$1.70
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$60.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$71.01

Startups

7
49/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups18
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.55
Coworking spaces [score]0.70
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.51
Meetups groups143
Meetups members45080
Number of investors57
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1119
Number of upcoming meetup events92
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events191
Startup events121
Startup events [score]0.89
Startups [score]0.76
Total number of startups680

Venture Capital

6
62/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.55

Travel Connectivity

3
133/260
Details
Airport hub98
Airport hub [score]0.46
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

4
223/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.56

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

5
216/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.62
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents112
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.47
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.56

Healthcare

6
163/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.34
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
141/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of South Florida
Best university ranking225
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)37
PISA ranking35
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.79
PISA reading (high school)23
PISA science (high school)35
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]0.13

Environmental Quality

7
80/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.97
Cleanliness [score]0.71
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]0.59

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)0.07

Internet Access

8
8/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)92.39
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]0.70
Upload speed (Mbps)19.61

Leisure & Culture

7
93/263
Details
Art galleries373
Art galleries [score]0.75
Cinemas280
Cinemas [score]0.73
Comedy clubs232
Comedy clubs [score]0.96
Concert venues282
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites244
Historical sites [score]0.64
Museums192
Museums [score]0.69
Performing art venues366
Performing arts [score]0.80
Sport venues193
Sports [score]0.91
Zoos73
Zoos [score]1.00

Tolerance

6
115/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.19
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.68
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
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]0.62

Outdoors

5
70/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.10
Median peak in meters6.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)35.00
Water access [score]1.00
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Tampa are in the 155th 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)

$831$1,266
$1048
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$39
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$55
Monthly public transport$60
Lunch$12
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Tampa Bay Area are high. For this job type, Tampa Bay Area ranks 52nd for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Tampa Bay Area.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$68,286
Median salary
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
22/53
Theft
Very Low
15/51
Robbery
Very Low
13/46
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
6/29

Crime rate development in the last 12 months

Change in the last 12 months

  • Assault-8%
  • Robbery-6%
  • Theft-13%

Gun crimes & Ownership

111.59
Guns per 100 people
12.49
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Tampa Bay Area in position 126 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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    LGBT rights in Tampa Bay Area

    Discrimination

    No Protections

    Marriage

    Legal

    Adoption

    Single Only

    Climate

    Average number of clear days per year

    102

    Climate type

    Humid Subtropical

    Average daily maximum temperature

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