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Los Angeles

Quality of life in los angeles

Los Angeles is a sprawling city of 500 square miles and the heart of a metropolitan area with 18 million residents. It is a fabled California region, home to Hollywood and America's entertainment industry with year-round sunshine, world-famous beaches, and an intense car culture. The "City of Angels" is a magnet to people from around the world and a uniquely exciting environment.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

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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

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Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups5
Meetups members227
Total number of startups2

Venture Capital

1
223/227
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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
114/264
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Air quality [score]0.54
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

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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

5
214/264
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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

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

2
249/263
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Large apartment$2609.88
Medium apartment$2093.51
Rent index [score]0.22
Small apartment$1577.15

Cost of Living

4
200/261
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5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.70
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.43
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$44.00
Monthly public transport$96.00
Movie ticket$14.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$81.93

Startups

10
1/260
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Average monthly increase in number of startups217
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]1.00
Coworking spaces [score]1.00
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co70
Meetups [score]0.93
Meetups groups199
Meetups members196491
Number of investors3338
Number of startup events in the last 12 months6896
Number of upcoming meetup events181
Startup climate scene [score]0.89
Startup events648
Startup events712
Startup events [score]1.00
Startups [score]1.00
Total number of startups5064

Venture Capital

10
1/227
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Funding accelerator namesAmplify.LA, StartEngine, LaunchpadLA
Number of funding accelerators7
Venture capital [score]1.00

Travel Connectivity

4
91/260
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Airport hub150
Airport hub [score]0.66
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.13

Commute

4
234/260
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Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Los_Angeles
Traffic handling [score]0.33

Business Freedom

9
130/259
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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 business8.00
Time to open a business [score]0.92

Safety

6
209/264
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Crime rate [score]0.42
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

6
201/260
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Healthcare expenditure [score]0.28
Healthcare quality [score]0.76
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

9
3/230
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Best university in rankingCalifornia Institute of Technology
Best university ranking2
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)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
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

5
189/264
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Air quality [score]0.41
Cleanliness [score]0.47
Drinking water quality [score]0.43
Urban greenery [score]0.50

Economy

6
16/258
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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

5
108/260
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Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.60
Income tax level [score]0.37
Profit tax (% of profit)0.41
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

6
90/263
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Download speed (Mbps)43.91
Internet access (download) [score]0.72
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)10.92

Leisure & Culture

9
12/263
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Art galleries279
Art galleries [score]0.96
Cinemas222
Cinemas [score]0.93
Comedy clubs216
Comedy clubs [score]1.00
Concert venues282
Concerts [score]0.95
Historical sites263
Historical sites [score]0.91
Museums224
Museums [score]0.92
Performing art venues227
Performing arts [score]0.99
Sport venues233
Sports [score]0.98
Zoos126
Zoos [score]0.92

Tolerance

9
14/264
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]0.75

Outdoors

7
18/260
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Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.38
Median peak in meters973.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)107.00
Water access [score]1.00
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Costs of living

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Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$49
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$41
Monthly public transport$34
Lunch$12
-100%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Los Angeles are in the 200th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Los Angeles 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)

$1,297$1,857
$1577
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$44
Movie ticket$14
Broadband internet connection$51
Monthly public transport$96
Lunch$15
-19%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in andorra

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Illegal

LGBT rights in los-angeles

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

147

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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