Tampa Bay Area

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 healthcare, environmental quality and internet access.

Tampa Bay Area is one of the top ten city matches for 1.2% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
183/265
Details
Large apartment$1600.00
Medium apartment$1300.00
Rent index [score]0.55
Small apartment$1100.00

Cost of Living

5
161/248
Details
5km taxi ride$7.60
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.53
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$32.00
Monthly public transport$60.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.24

Startups

6
47/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups9
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.52
Coworking spaces [score]0.67
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co72
Meetups [score]0.65
Meetups groups194
Meetups members70414
Number of investors57
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1681
Number of upcoming meetup events121
Startup climate scene [score]0.53
Startup events380
Startup events [score]0.87
Startups [score]0.75
Total number of startups686

Venture Capital

4
67/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.38

Travel Connectivity

3
135/266
Details
Airport hub98
Airport hub [score]0.46
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

1
249/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.56

Business Freedom

9
69/264
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
237/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.48
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents98
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.46
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.56

Healthcare

9
68/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.99
Healthcare quality [score]0.89
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
130/240
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)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]0.13

Environmental Quality

7
87/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.92
Cleanliness [score]0.77
Drinking water quality [score]0.64
Urban greenery [score]0.62

Economy

7
16/263
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
118/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.41
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

7
36/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)86.14
Internet access (download) [score]0.80
Internet access (upload) [score]0.64
Upload speed (Mbps)17.54

Leisure & Culture

6
101/264
Details
Art galleries373
Art galleries [score]0.73
Cinemas279
Cinemas [score]0.74
Comedy clubs226
Comedy clubs [score]0.96
Concert venues322
Concerts [score]0.85
Historical sites242
Historical sites [score]0.60
Museums191
Museums [score]0.69
Performing art venues366
Performing arts [score]0.80
Sport venues195
Sports [score]0.92
Zoos68
Zoos [score]0.92

Tolerance

5
213/266
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]0.39

Outdoors

5
69/266
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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Cost of living

Costs of living in Tampa are in the 161st place of all 248 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.

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$32
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$55
Monthly public transport$60
Lunch$13
-25%
compared to
San Francisco

Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

14%
For annual salary of $40000
20%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

7%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

102/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/263

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

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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