Quality of life in San Diego

San Diego, California, is among the leading cities with a higher number of accelerators or available funding. According to our city rankings, this is a good place to live with high ratings in startups, business freedom and safety.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
113/264
Details
Large apartment$1123.37
Medium apartment$922.55
Rent index [score]0.76
Small apartment$721.73

Cost of Living

6
116/250
Details
5km taxi ride$9.70
A Cappuccino$3.90
A beer$3.00
A kilogram of Apples$3.00
Bread$1.70
Inflation [score]0.56
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$51.00
Monthly public transport$36.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$67.87

Startups

5
118/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups6
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups33
Meetups members5837
Number of investors15
Number of startup events in the last 12 months162
Number of upcoming meetup events14
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events28
Startup events [score]0.53
Startups [score]0.58
Total number of startups68

Venture Capital

3
172/233
Details
Venture capital [score]0.28

Travel Connectivity

1
214/264
Details
Airport hub23
Airport hub [score]0.18
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
118/246
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Albuquerque
Traffic handling [score]0.76

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

2
264/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.22
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents361
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.10
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.34

Healthcare

6
196/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.34
Healthcare quality [score]0.73
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
146/238
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of New Mexico
Best university ranking375
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]0.11

Environmental Quality

8
79/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.95
Cleanliness [score]0.64
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]0.74

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

4
153/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.33
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

6
58/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)38.83
Internet access (download) [score]0.63
Internet access (upload) [score]0.66
Upload speed (Mbps)17.90

Leisure & Culture

5
177/263
Details
Art galleries127
Art galleries [score]0.52
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.50
Comedy clubs11
Comedy clubs [score]0.54
Concert venues95
Concerts [score]0.50
Historical sites31
Historical sites [score]0.55
Museums33
Museums [score]0.45
Performing art venues100
Performing arts [score]0.51
Sport venues10
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.75

Tolerance

8
17/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.13
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.70

Outdoors

4
185/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.69
Median peak in meters2016.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1510.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

3
244/264
Details
Large apartment$2276.63
Medium apartment$1914.01
Rent index [score]0.30
Small apartment$1551.39

Cost of Living

4
191/250
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$4.40
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$1.20
Inflation [score]0.43
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$36.00
Monthly public transport$75.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$77.42

Startups

9
12/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups68
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.89
Coworking spaces [score]0.70
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co28
Meetups [score]0.73
Meetups groups196
Meetups members98284
Number of investors640
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1084
Number of upcoming meetup events170
Startup climate scene [score]0.78
Startup events136
Startup events [score]0.81
Startups [score]0.93
Total number of startups1046

Venture Capital

10
6/233
Details
Funding accelerator namesQualcomm Robotics Accelerator (Techstars)
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.99

Travel Connectivity

3
147/264
Details
Airport hub83
Airport hub [score]0.41
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

4
179/246
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/San_Diego
Traffic handling [score]0.44

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

7
162/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.69
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year8
Guns per 100 residents68
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.79
Lack of guns [score]0.68
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.73

Healthcare

7
133/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.36
Healthcare quality [score]0.91
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

5
49/238
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of California, San Diego
Best university ranking41
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]0.37

Environmental Quality

7
102/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.78
Cleanliness [score]0.85
Drinking water quality [score]0.53
Urban greenery [score]0.73

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

4
143/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.36
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

7
22/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)83.02
Internet access (download) [score]0.89
Internet access (upload) [score]0.60
Upload speed (Mbps)15.21

Leisure & Culture

8
30/263
Details
Art galleries220
Art galleries [score]0.75
Cinemas170
Cinemas [score]0.74
Comedy clubs141
Comedy clubs [score]0.87
Concert venues240
Concerts [score]0.83
Historical sites126
Historical sites [score]0.81
Museums91
Museums [score]0.83
Performing art venues228
Performing arts [score]0.82
Sport venues140
Sports [score]0.87
Zoos42
Zoos [score]1.00

Tolerance

7
60/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.19
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.52

Outdoors

7
24/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.37
Median peak in meters930.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)21.00
Water access [score]0.94
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Albuquerque are in the 116th place of all 250 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)

$606$837
$722
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$51
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$42
Monthly public transport$36
Lunch$12
-33%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in San Diego are in the 191st place of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to San Diego will very likely increase your daily costs of living. 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)

$1,655$2,173
$1914
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$36
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$51
Monthly public transport$75
Lunch$13
-22%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in Albuquerque

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

LGBT rights in San Diego

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

168

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

147

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

Average daily maximum temperature

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