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Portland, ME

Quality of life in portland me

Portland, Maine, is a small, seaside city with a welcoming community and great outdoor environment. With its natural beauty, low unemployment and safe environment it should be especially attractive for young families. It has a distinct local business culture dominated by the port, niche cafes and boutiques. With more than 200 restaurants, Portland has one of the highest per capita restaurant densities in the United States.

Portland, ME is one of the top ten city matches for 0.3% of Teleport users.

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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
224/228
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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
116/264
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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

N/A
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

3
246/263
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Rent index [score]0.59

Cost of Living

4
204/261
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5km taxi ride$2.00
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$2.67
A kilogram of Apples$4.00
Bread$2.48
Inflation [score]0.43
Lunch$19.00
Monthly fitness club membership$25.00
Monthly public transport$42.00
Movie ticket$9.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$90.48

Startups

4
180/260
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Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.17
Meetups groups28
Meetups members4306
Number of investors12
Number of startup events in the last 12 months109
Number of upcoming meetup events8
Startup climate scene [score]0.45
Startup events6
Startup events8
Startup events [score]0.30
Startups [score]0.47
Total number of startups38

Venture Capital

3
174/228
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Venture capital [score]0.26

Travel Connectivity

1
242/260
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Airport hub2
Airport hub [score]0.10
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
174/260
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Traffic handling [score]0.72

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

7
169/264
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Crime rate [score]0.75
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents82
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.68
Lack of guns [score]0.61
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.64

Healthcare

7
152/260
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Healthcare expenditure [score]0.28
Healthcare quality [score]0.92
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
155/230
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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

Environmental Quality

7
90/264
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Air quality [score]0.58
Cleanliness [score]0.73
Drinking water quality [score]0.82
Urban greenery [score]0.76

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

4
171/260
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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

4
186/263
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Download speed (Mbps)24.61
Internet access (download) [score]0.52
Internet access (upload) [score]0.25
Upload speed (Mbps)5.35

Leisure & Culture

3
231/263
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Art galleries83
Art galleries [score]0.51
Cinemas15
Cinemas [score]0.34
Comedy clubs13
Comedy clubs [score]0.55
Concert venues44
Concerts [score]0.61
Historical sites29
Historical sites [score]0.29
Museums23
Museums [score]0.40
Performing art venues69
Performing arts [score]0.60
Sport venues6
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.49

Tolerance

7
54/264
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LGBT Equality Index97.10
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]0.48

Outdoors

4
157/260
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Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.12
Median peak in meters74.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)18.00
Water access [score]0.77
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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

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Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$25
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$50
Monthly public transport$42
Lunch$19
-17%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in andorra

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Illegal

LGBT rights in portland-me

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

101

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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