Asheville

Memphis

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

7
145/263
Details
Large apartment$1236.26
Medium apartment$1021.40
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$806.53

Cost of Living

5
153/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.20
A Cappuccino$4.40
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$1.50
Inflation [score]0.50
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$53.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$70.02

Startups

4
124/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups17
Meetups members4688
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months149
Number of upcoming meetup events18
Startup climate scene [score]0.41
Startup events26
Startup events30
Startup events [score]0.54
Startups [score]0.58
Total number of startups87

Venture Capital

3
164/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesSeed Hatchery, ZeroTo510, Upstart Memphis
Number of funding accelerators4
Venture capital [score]0.27

Travel Connectivity

2
200/260
Details
Airport hub32
Airport hub [score]0.21
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
168/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Memphis
Traffic handling [score]0.74

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

3
257/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.10
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year16
Guns per 100 residents108
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.57
Lack of guns [score]0.49
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.53

Healthcare

5
226/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.22
Healthcare quality [score]0.60
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

5
168/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.79
Cleanliness [score]0.37
Drinking water quality [score]0.59
Urban greenery [score]0.32

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

5
109/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.43
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.09

Internet Access

7
51/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)53.26
Internet access (download) [score]0.79
Internet access (upload) [score]0.53
Upload speed (Mbps)12.50

Leisure & Culture

7
75/263
Details
Art galleries91
Art galleries [score]0.56
Cinemas80
Cinemas [score]0.54
Comedy clubs37
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues83
Concerts [score]0.84
Historical sites72
Historical sites [score]0.71
Museums67
Museums [score]0.68
Performing art venues130
Performing arts [score]0.60
Sport venues50
Sports [score]0.68
Zoos14
Zoos [score]0.85

Tolerance

9
13/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index70.00
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.71
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite 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]1.00

Outdoors

1
247/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.14
Median peak in meters160.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)82.00
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

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Housing costs (USD)

$1,000$1,473
$1236
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$50
Monthly public transport$53
Lunch$10
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in asheville

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Married Couples Only

LGBT rights in memphis

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Ambiguous

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

101

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

118

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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