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Quality of life in Boston

One of the oldest and most historic cities in the US, Boston is a center of higher education with some of the top universities in the world. It has also developed a vibrant technology scene and is home to numerous venture captial firms, all supporting high rates of innovation and entrepreneurship. Add its tolerant environment, great quality of healthcare and beautiful New England nature, and you've got an enticing city that attracts talent from around the world.

Boston is one of the top ten city matches for 12.0% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
238/264
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Large apartment$991.06
Medium apartment$726.78
Small apartment$462.49

Cost of Living

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5km taxi ride$0.84
A Cappuccino$1.46
A beer$0.59
A kilogram of Apples$2.06
Bread$2.67
Lunch$12.37
Monthly fitness club membership$48.65
Monthly public transport$33.75
Movie ticket$7.95

Startups

N/A
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Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups5
Meetups members232
Total number of startups2

Venture Capital

1
228/232
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Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

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Commute

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Business Freedom

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Safety

5
232/264
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Crime rate [score]0.96

Healthcare

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Education

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Environmental Quality

7
118/264
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Air quality [score]0.53
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.97
Urban greenery [score]0.23

Economy

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Currency for urban areaEUR

Taxation

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VAT (Sales Tax)0.04

Internet Access

7
45/264
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Download speed (Mbps)21.89
Internet access (download) [score]0.63
Internet access (upload) [score]0.71
Upload speed (Mbps)19.57

Leisure & Culture

2
252/263
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Art galleries10
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas3
Cinemas [score]0.10
Comedy clubs2
Comedy clubs [score]0.40
Concert venues8
Concerts [score]0.10
Historical sites27
Historical sites [score]0.32
Museums20
Museums [score]0.14
Performing art venues3
Performing arts [score]0.10
Sport venues5
Sports [score]0.10
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.47

Tolerance

8
16/264
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LGBT Equality Index65.75
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.67
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]1.00

Outdoors

N/A
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

1
259/264
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Large apartment$2861.68
Medium apartment$2409.81
Rent index [score]0.11
Small apartment$1957.94

Cost of Living

4
229/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.50
A Cappuccino$4.70
A beer$2.70
A kilogram of Apples$4.30
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.37
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$67.00
Monthly public transport$76.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$84.89

Startups

9
10/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups68
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.89
Coworking spaces [score]0.86
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co48
Meetups [score]0.99
Meetups groups199
Meetups members229835
Number of investors2053
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3341
Number of upcoming meetup events194
Startup climate scene [score]0.93
Startup events330
Startup events335
Startup events [score]0.99
Startups [score]0.99
Total number of startups2397

Venture Capital

10
1/232
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Funding accelerator namesTechstars Boston, LearnLaunchX, Healthbox - Boston
Number of funding accelerators4
Venture capital [score]1.00

Travel Connectivity

3
128/260
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Airport hub103
Airport hub [score]0.48
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.14

Commute

4
226/260
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Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Boston
Traffic handling [score]0.38

Business Freedom

9
67/259
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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

8
100/264
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Crime rate [score]0.73
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents39
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.92
Lack of guns [score]0.81
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.87

Healthcare

7
150/260
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Healthcare expenditure [score]0.31
Healthcare quality [score]0.90
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

10
1/233
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Best university in rankingMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Best university ranking5
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)13
PISA ranking7
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.93
PISA reading (high school)5
PISA science (high school)8
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]1.00

Environmental Quality

8
51/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.85
Cleanliness [score]0.79
Drinking water quality [score]0.78
Urban greenery [score]0.86

Economy

6
16/258
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.86

Taxation

4
172/263
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Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

6
104/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)45.26
Internet access (download) [score]0.69
Internet access (upload) [score]0.46
Upload speed (Mbps)10.37

Leisure & Culture

9
21/263
Details
Art galleries339
Art galleries [score]0.82
Cinemas198
Cinemas [score]0.77
Comedy clubs131
Comedy clubs [score]0.94
Concert venues284
Concerts [score]0.93
Historical sites211
Historical sites [score]0.87
Museums184
Museums [score]0.84
Performing art venues310
Performing arts [score]0.93
Sport venues184
Sports [score]0.97
Zoos44
Zoos [score]0.84

Tolerance

7
62/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index96.88
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
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, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.47

Outdoors

6
53/260
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Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.15
Median peak in meters201.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)12.00
Water access [score]0.98
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Housing costs (USD)

$587$867
$727
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$49