Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
196/264
Details
Large apartment$1972.42
Medium apartment$1505.49
Rent index [score]0.62
Small apartment$1038.56

Cost of Living

4
212/250
Details
5km taxi ride$1.40
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$4.70
Bread$2.00
Inflation [score]0.39
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$23.00
Movie ticket$8.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$71.08

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 groups22
Meetups members4378
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months129
Number of upcoming meetup events5
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events20
Startup events [score]0.48
Startups [score]0.44
Total number of startups30

Venture Capital

2
199/233
Details
Venture capital [score]0.22

Travel Connectivity

1
236/264
Details
Airport hub8
Airport hub [score]0.12
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

2
222/246
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.77

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

5
213/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.59
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
113/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.42
Healthcare quality [score]0.95
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
163/238
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)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

Environmental Quality

8
50/264
Details
Air quality [score]1.00
Cleanliness [score]0.83
Drinking water quality [score]0.78
Urban greenery [score]0.71

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
175/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

4
178/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)42.31
Internet access (download) [score]0.66
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
Upload speed (Mbps)4.11

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
201/264
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]0.39

Outdoors

2
226/264
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

2
256/264
Details
Large apartment$2453.67
Medium apartment$1916.95
Small apartment$1380.24

Cost of Living

N/A
Details
5km taxi ride$2.40
A Cappuccino$2.50
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.80
Bread$1.10
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$63.00
Monthly public transport$36.00
Movie ticket$8.10

Startups

2
230/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups7
Meetups members745
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.57
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.30
Total number of startups9

Venture Capital

2
203/233
Details
Venture capital [score]0.21

Travel Connectivity

1
259/264
Details
Airport hub16
Airport hub [score]0.15

Commute

N/A
Details

Business Freedom

N/A
Details

Safety

9
23/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.92
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents18
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.94
Lack of guns [score]0.92
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

3
259/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.69
Healthcare quality [score]0.23

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

5
175/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.33
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.33
Urban greenery [score]0.37

Economy

N/A
Details
Currency for urban areaGIP

Taxation

3
235/264
Details
Income tax level [score]0.55

Internet Access

4
182/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)23.61
Internet access (download) [score]0.47
Internet access (upload) [score]0.36
Upload speed (Mbps)7.45

Leisure & Culture

2
250/263
Details
Art galleries2
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas2
Cinemas [score]0.10
Comedy clubs [score]0.10
Concert venues6
Concerts [score]0.10
Historical sites11
Historical sites [score]0.27
Museums7
Museums [score]0.20
Performing art venues2
Performing arts [score]0.18
Sport venues2
Sports [score]0.10
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.29

Tolerance

2
259/264
Details
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.47

Outdoors

5
121/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.22
Median peak in meters426.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Water access [score]0.75
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Asheville are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 250 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)

$825$1,252
$1039
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$54
Monthly public transport$23
Lunch$13
-18%
compared to
San Francisco

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Housing costs (USD)

$1,945$2,962
$2454
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Movie ticket$8
Monthly fitness club membership$63
Monthly public transport$36
Lunch$11
-100%
compared to
San Francisco
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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

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

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.6

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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