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 environmental quality, internet access and leisure & culture.

Tampa Bay Area is one of the top ten city matches for 1.0% of Teleport users.

Map
Sign up to see your personalized city data, salary and cost of living comparisons.

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
199/264
Details
Large apartment$1502.87
Medium apartment$1277.62
Rent index [score]0.57
Small apartment$1052.37

Cost of Living

5
178/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.20
A Cappuccino$4.30
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$3.80
Bread$0.99
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$67.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$70.37

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]0.69
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.51
Meetups groups144
Meetups members47639
Number of investors57
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1210
Number of upcoming meetup events147
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events120
Startup events121
Startup events [score]0.76
Startups [score]0.76
Total number of startups658

Venture Capital

5
68/226
Details
Venture capital [score]0.53

Travel Connectivity

3
135/264
Details
Airport hub98
Airport hub [score]0.46
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

4
209/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.59

Business Freedom

9
67/262
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
229/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.56
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
163/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.34
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
129/238
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
69/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.96
Cleanliness [score]0.78
Drinking water quality [score]0.76
Urban greenery [score]0.68

Economy

6
16/261
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.87

Taxation

5
112/264
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
21/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)60.54
Internet access (download) [score]0.82
Internet access (upload) [score]0.64
Upload speed (Mbps)17.91

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

7
93/264
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]0.68

Outdoors

5
61/264
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
Sign up to get a free city match score based on your personal preferences
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started

Costs of living

Costs of living in Tampa are in the 178th 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)

$852$1,252
$1052
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$67
Lunch$13
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
See more prices and detailed cost of living data in Tampa Bay Area

Job salary calculator

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
See more details and salary rankings for all job types in Tampa Bay Area

Locals review Tampa Bay Area

Do locals recommend living in Tampa Bay Area?

"How likely is it that you would recommend a friend to move to Tampa Bay Area?"
Unlikely
1
2
3
4
5
Very likely

What could Tampa Bay Area do better?#improveTampaBayArea

How could Tampa Bay Area improve to make it a more liveable city? We will make sure that the local government will know about the suggestions that reach enough votes.
You can be the first! 😊  Tell us something that can be improved about your city.

What makes Tampa Bay Area a special place?#praiseTampaBayArea

Is Tampa Bay Area a great place to live? What makes it special for you? What makes it liveable? What should others know about? Why should they move here? Why do you love it?
You can be the first! 😊  Tell us something nice about your city.

Looking for a job in Tampa Bay Area?

Start searching

What are you looking for?

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Let the job find you

Let the jobs come to you! Sign up with your email and we’ll start working on getting job offers from Tampa Bay Area  delivered to you. It's free. No strings attached. You can unsubscribe anytime.


What kind of job are you looking for?

WHAT KIND OF JOB ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
EMAIL ADDRESS
Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
Get started

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 10 months

Change in the last 10 months

  • Assault-22%
  • Robbery0%
  • Theft-21%

Gun crimes & Ownership

111.59
Guns per 100 people
12.49
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
HIGH GUN CRIMELOW GUN CRIMEFEW GUNSMANY GUNS
North America
Europe
Asia
South America
Africa
Oceania

Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Tampa Bay Area in position 149 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

WORSTBEST
See more details on gun crime and safety in Tampa Bay Area

Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

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

Get more information about visas in Tampa Bay Area here

Explore Tampa Bay Area’s neighborhoods

PreviousNext

Great for

  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness

Not Great for

    Who lives here

    • Professionals
    • Singles
    • Families with kids
    • Retirees
    Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
    Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
    Get started

    Explore the streets of Tampa Bay Area

    People in Tampa Bay Area

    Population of Tampa Bay Area

    335,709
    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
    12/261
    Unemployment
    5%
    117/262

    Languages

    English proficiency score
    100
    1/227
    Common spoken languages
    English

    Friends living in Tampa Bay Area

    Find out which of your friends are living in Tampa Bay Area. Nothing is better than knowing a local 😉

    Teleport Users  X  Tampa Bay Area

    Teleport users who are      Tampa Bay Area

    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%

    Come from:

    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

    Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
    Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
    Get started
    Sign up for a free Teleport account to personalize city data.
    Budget your housing and living costs, salaries and jobs.
    Get started