Asheville

Cambridge

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
208/263
Details
Large apartment$2121.50
Medium apartment$1612.39
Rent index [score]0.62
Small apartment$1103.28

Cost of Living

4
211/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.60
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$5.20
Bread$3.00
Inflation [score]0.40
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$48.00
Monthly public transport$23.00
Movie ticket$9.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$72.32

Startups

3
193/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.60
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co5
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups21
Meetups members4157
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months92
Number of upcoming meetup events6
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events16
Startup events16
Startup events [score]0.45
Startups [score]0.44
Total number of startups32

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
235/260
Details
Airport hub8
Airport hub [score]0.11
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
160/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.75

Business Freedom

9
67/259
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

5
215/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.60
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year12
Guns per 100 residents107
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.66
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.58

Healthcare

7
113/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.42
Healthcare quality [score]0.95
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
155/230
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)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

8
41/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.96
Cleanliness [score]0.89
Drinking water quality [score]0.84
Urban greenery [score]0.70

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
171/260
Details
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)0.07

Internet Access

5
149/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)53.88
Internet access (download) [score]0.80
Internet access (upload) [score]0.18
Upload speed (Mbps)4.16

Leisure & Culture

5
168/263
Details
Art galleries78
Art galleries [score]0.65
Cinemas16
Cinemas [score]0.42
Comedy clubs5
Comedy clubs [score]0.48
Concert venues72
Concerts [score]0.60
Historical sites31
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums23
Museums [score]0.32
Performing art venues63
Performing arts [score]0.39
Sport venues20
Sports [score]0.34
Zoos7
Zoos [score]0.62

Tolerance

5
199/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.58
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.69
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consentAmbiguous
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.37

Outdoors

2
223/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.40
Median peak in meters1022.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)649.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
218/263
Details
Large apartment$2037.73
Medium apartment$1646.07
Rent index [score]0.53
Small apartment$1254.42

Cost of Living

5
174/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.70
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.90
Bread$0.42
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$54.00
Monthly public transport$64.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$84.32

Startups

5
106/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups6
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.98
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.32
Meetups groups81
Meetups members21124
Number of investors58
Number of startup events in the last 12 months147
Number of upcoming meetup events32
Startup climate scene [score]0.54
Startup events32
Startup events42
Startup events [score]0.57
Startups [score]0.65
Total number of startups45

Venture Capital

3
135/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

8
10/260
Details
Airport hub135
Airport hub [score]0.80
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.83

Commute

5
121/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.67

Business Freedom

9
35/259
Details
Business freedom86.00
Business freedom [score]0.89
Freedom from corruption78.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.84
Lack of labor restrictions71.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business4.50
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

10
8/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.95
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

8
86/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.77
Healthcare quality [score]0.69
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

7
24/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Cambridge
Best university ranking4
Country mean scores in PISA math test494.15
Country mean scores in PISA reading test499.32
Country mean scores in PISA science test514.13
PISA math ranking (high school)22
PISA ranking17
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)19
PISA science (high school)16
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.50

Environmental Quality

9
35/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.92
Cleanliness [score]0.84
Drinking water quality [score]0.67
Urban greenery [score]0.99

Economy

5
117/258
Details
Currency for urban areaGBP
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$39510.94
GDP per capita [score]0.63

Taxation

6
71/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.40
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes110
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

6
74/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)55.75
Internet access (download) [score]0.81
Internet access (upload) [score]0.44
Upload speed (Mbps)9.76

Leisure & Culture

3
248/263
Details
Art galleries25
Art galleries [score]0.51
Cinemas12
Cinemas [score]0.42
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.52
Concert venues25
Concerts [score]0.16
Historical sites7
Historical sites [score]0.13
Museums14
Museums [score]0.38
Performing art venues17
Performing arts [score]0.36
Sport venues8
Sports [score]0.26
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

6
147/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.76
LGBT Equality Index86.67
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year 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]0.32

Outdoors

1
252/260
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)12.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Asheville are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Asheville 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)

$1,325$1,900
$1612
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$48
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$54
Monthly public transport$23
Lunch$14
-17%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Cambridge are in the 174th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. 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)

$1,605$1,688
$1646
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$54
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$30
Monthly public transport$64
Lunch$15
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in asheville

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Married Couples Only

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

101

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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