Anchorage

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
213/264
Details
Large apartment$1786.23
Medium apartment$1428.14
Rent index [score]0.52
Small apartment$1070.04

Cost of Living

2
251/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.20
A Cappuccino$4.50
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$4.60
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.20
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$70.00
Monthly public transport$63.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$84.06

Startups

3
214/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups17
Meetups members2218
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months94
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events11
Startup events8
Startup events [score]0.38
Startups [score]0.37
Total number of startups11

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
195/264
Details
Airport hub34
Airport hub [score]0.22
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

4
226/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Anchorage
Traffic handling [score]0.52

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

3
253/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.39
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year20
Guns per 100 residents149
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.47
Lack of guns [score]0.29
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.38

Healthcare

6
189/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.22
Healthcare quality [score]0.86
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
163/238
Details
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

Environmental Quality

9
13/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.91
Cleanliness [score]0.75
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]0.99

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
113/264
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

Internet Access

6
111/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)42.52
Internet access (download) [score]0.66
Internet access (upload) [score]0.47
Upload speed (Mbps)10.58

Leisure & Culture

3
233/263
Details
Art galleries62
Art galleries [score]0.40
Cinemas24
Cinemas [score]0.45
Comedy clubs5
Comedy clubs [score]0.59
Concert venues27
Concerts [score]0.24
Historical sites5
Historical sites [score]0.32
Museums23
Museums [score]0.36
Performing art venues41
Performing arts [score]0.41
Sport venues9
Sports [score]0.48
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.69

Tolerance

7
66/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index76.56
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.78
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
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, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.66

Outdoors

5
96/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.48
Median peak in meters1310.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)31.00
Water access [score]0.56
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
167/264
Details
Large apartment$1270.54
Medium apartment$1066.75
Rent index [score]0.65
Small apartment$862.96

Cost of Living

5
122/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$5.00
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.70
Bread$1.50
Inflation [score]0.54
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$26.00
Monthly public transport$80.00
Movie ticket$9.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$71.06

Startups

7
50/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups18
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.55
Coworking spaces [score]0.53
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co19
Meetups [score]0.44
Meetups groups117
Meetups members37891
Number of investors127
Number of startup events in the last 12 months429
Number of upcoming meetup events71
Startup climate scene [score]0.61
Startup events51
Startup events52
Startup events [score]0.64
Startups [score]0.75
Total number of startups274

Venture Capital

8
30/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesBoomStartup
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.76

Travel Connectivity

3
143/264
Details
Airport hub91
Airport hub [score]0.44
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

5
179/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Salt_Lake_City
Traffic handling [score]0.57

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

6
205/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.85
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents148
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.68
Lack of guns [score]0.29
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.49

Healthcare

6
179/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.22
Healthcare quality [score]0.90
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
129/238
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Utah
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

6
147/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.40
Cleanliness [score]0.74
Drinking water quality [score]0.67
Urban greenery [score]0.69

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
161/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.32
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

8
16/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)61.99
Internet access (download) [score]0.79
Internet access (upload) [score]0.74
Upload speed (Mbps)21.92

Leisure & Culture

6
121/263
Details
Art galleries137
Art galleries [score]0.46
Cinemas70
Cinemas [score]0.61
Comedy clubs16
Comedy clubs [score]0.65
Concert venues116
Concerts [score]0.67
Historical sites59
Historical sites [score]0.64
Museums54
Museums [score]0.56
Performing art venues153
Performing arts [score]0.72
Sport venues13
Sports [score]0.69
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.78

Tolerance

7
63/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index92.97
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.95
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.50

Outdoors

7
14/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.82
Median peak in meters2456.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1304.00
Water access [score]0.59
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Anchorage are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the 4th most expensive in the United States. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Anchorage 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)

$936$1,204
$1070
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$70
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$78
Monthly public transport$63
Lunch$14
-3%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Salt Lake City are in the 122nd 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)

$1,055$1,486
$1271
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$26
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$41
Monthly public transport$80
Lunch$12
-31%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in Anchorage

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

LGBT rights in Salt Lake City

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

61

Climate type

Continental Subarctic

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

125

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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