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Quality of life in New York

The New York metropolitan area is one of the most populated cities in the world. New York City itself is an international center for numerous industries including finance, theater, television, film, arts, and technology. It is also home to an astonishing 37% of foreign-born residents. Costs are high, but so are the energy levels and ambitious spirit. Whether you're visiting or planning to move, the "Big Apple" has something to offer for everyone.

New York is one of the top ten city matches for 11.5% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
239/264
Details
Large apartment$991.06
Medium apartment$726.78
Small apartment$462.49

Cost of Living

N/A
Details
5km taxi ride$0.90
A Cappuccino$1.70
A beer$0.82
A kilogram of Apples$1.90
Bread$1.60
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$59.00
Monthly public transport$40.00
Movie ticket$8.00

Startups

N/A
Details
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups5
Meetups members234
Total number of startups2

Venture Capital

1
228/232
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Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

1
263/264
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Airport hub [score]0.10

Commute

N/A
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Business Freedom

N/A
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Safety

5
230/264
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Crime rate [score]1.00

Healthcare

N/A
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Education

N/A
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Environmental Quality

7
109/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.61
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]0.23

Economy

N/A
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Currency for urban areaEUR

Taxation

4
150/264
Details
Income tax level [score]0.90
VAT (Sales Tax)0.04

Internet Access

7
38/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)21.89
Internet access (download) [score]0.62
Internet access (upload) [score]0.74
Upload speed (Mbps)19.50

Leisure & Culture

2
252/263
Details
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

4
246/264
Details
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]0.10

Outdoors

1
255/264
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Water access [score]0.10
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

1
261/264
Details
Large apartment$3821.74
Medium apartment$3091.37
Rent index [score]0.10
Small apartment$2361.00

Cost of Living

2
254/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.10
A Cappuccino$4.30
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$4.50
Bread$2.40
Inflation [score]0.18
Lunch$16.00
Monthly fitness club membership$92.00
Monthly public transport$130.00
Movie ticket$15.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$100.00

Startups

10
1/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups357
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]1.00
Coworking spaces [score]1.00
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co283
Meetups [score]1.00
Meetups groups197
Meetups members399570
Number of investors11238
Number of startup events in the last 12 months7103
Number of upcoming meetup events195
Startup climate scene [score]0.97
Startup events633
Startup events862
Startup events [score]1.00
Startups [score]1.00
Total number of startups8314

Venture Capital

10
1/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesAngelPad, Techstars NYC, Blueprint Health
Number of funding accelerators15
Venture capital [score]1.00

Travel Connectivity

7
23/264
Details
Airport hub220
Airport hub [score]0.93
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.41

Commute

5
164/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/New_York_City
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
156/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.52
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year4
Guns per 100 residents29
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.88
Lack of guns [score]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.87

Healthcare

6
190/263
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Healthcare expenditure [score]0.28
Healthcare quality [score]0.80
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

8
7/238
Details
Best university in rankingColumbia University
Best university ranking16
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]0.89

Environmental Quality

5
181/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.45
Cleanliness [score]0.29
Drinking water quality [score]0.54
Urban greenery [score]0.66

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
195/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.26
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

7
27/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)48.40
Internet access (download) [score]0.70
Internet access (upload) [score]0.71
Upload speed (Mbps)20.21

Leisure & Culture

10
1/263
Details
Art galleries367
Art galleries [score]1.00
Cinemas303
Cinemas [score]0.97
Comedy clubs280
Comedy clubs [score]1.00
Concert venues302
Concerts [score]1.00
Historical sites324
Historical sites [score]1.00
Museums222
Museums [score]1.00
Performing art venues273
Performing arts [score]1.00
Sport venues145
Sports [score]1.00
Zoos57
Zoos [score]1.00

Tolerance

8
27/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index86.72
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
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 legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.72

Outdoors

6
47/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters217.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)21.00
Water access [score]1.00
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Costs of living

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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$59
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$41
Monthly public transport$40
Lunch$13
-100%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

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

$3,056$4,588
$3822
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$92
Movie ticket$15
Broadband internet connection$53
Monthly public transport$130
Lunch$16
+0%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in Andorra

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Illegal

LGBT rights in New York

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

107

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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