Tampa Bay Area

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
189/265
Details
Large apartment$1600.00
Medium apartment$1300.00
Rent index [score]0.52
Small apartment$1100.00

Cost of Living

5
173/248
Details
5km taxi ride$7.50
A Cappuccino$4.60
A beer$1.90
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$1.90
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$29.00
Monthly public transport$65.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$75.68

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]0.69
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.62
Meetups groups182
Meetups members62131
Number of investors57
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1681
Number of upcoming meetup events142
Startup climate scene [score]0.53
Startup events182
Startup events [score]0.82
Startups [score]0.75
Total number of startups571

Venture Capital

6
42/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.56

Travel Connectivity

3
134/265
Details
Airport hub98
Airport hub [score]0.46
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

1
246/254
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.56

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

5
238/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.47
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents99
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

6
192/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.29
Healthcare quality [score]0.82
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
129/239
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

8
75/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.96
Cleanliness [score]0.78
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]0.65

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
118/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.39
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

8
16/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)84.02
Internet access (download) [score]0.91
Internet access (upload) [score]0.74
Upload speed (Mbps)21.96

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
219/265
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]0.30

Outdoors

5
67/265
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 173rd place of all 248 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. 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)

$1,400$1,800
$1600
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$29
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$55
Monthly public transport$65
Lunch$14
-20%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Tampa Bay Area are high. For this job type, Tampa Bay Area ranks 48th for salaries among 265 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)

$71,763
Median salary
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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

102/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

113/262
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Safety

Overall crime rates

Assault
Very Low
22/51
Theft
Very Low
15/49
Robbery
Very Low
11/41
Motor vehicle theft
Very Low
5/24

Crime rate development in the last 7 months

Change in the last 7 months

  • Assault-33%
  • Robbery-26%
  • Theft-38%

Gun crimes & Ownership

98.97
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 192 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Los, Angeles, United States

120 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, United States

Phone: +1-310-288-8334,+1-310-288-8334

U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Great Massoud Road, Wazir Akbar Khan , Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: (+93) 700-10-8001

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    Who lives here

    • Professionals
    • Singles
    • Families with kids
    • Retirees
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    People in Tampa Bay Area

    Population of Tampa Bay Area

    3,287,800
    328 /km²
    231/264
    Density (people per unit of area)
    7%
    Growth in 2015-2020
    Tampa Bay Area

    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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    Work in:

    Software Engineer
    10.18%
    Marketing Manager
    5.99%
    Retired
    4.19%
    Administrative Assistant
    3.59%
    Founder
    3.59%
    Account Manager
    2.99%
    Operations Manager
    2.99%
    Other
    66.47%

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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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    Overall ranking

    United States
    23rd from a total of 163 countries