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Tax climate

2018 Business Tax Climate Index (Overall Rank, by state)

Source: Tax Foundation



CITYTAX CLIMATERANK
Miami, Florida41
Indianapolis, Indiana92
Raleigh, North Carolina113
Austin, Texas134
Dallas, Texas134
Nashville, Tennessee146
Denver, Colorado187
Boston, Massachusetts228
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania269
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania269
Chicago, Illinois2911
Northern Virginia3112
Atlanta, Georgia3613
Montgomery County, Maryland4314
Baltimore, MD4314
Columbus, Ohio4516
Washington, DC4717
Los Angeles, California4818
New York City, New York4919
Newark, New Jersey5020

* by state



Cost of living

The average cost of living in the US is set at 100.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau (Cost of Living Index--Selected Urban Areas: Annual Average 2010) / Sperling's best places



CITYCOST OF LIVINGRANK
Indianapolis, Indiana87.21
Nashville, Tennessee91.72
Dallas, Texas91.93
Columbus, Ohio924
Austin, Texas95.55
Atlanta, Georgia95.66
Denver, Colorado103.27
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania104.18
Raleigh, North Carolina104.29
Miami, Florida10610
Washington, DC107.911
Baltimore, MD110.812
Newark, New Jersey111.613
Chicago, Illinois116.914
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania124.915
Boston, Massachusetts132.516
Los Angeles, California136.417
Montgomery County, Maryland142.818
New York City, New York154.319
Northern Virginia158.620

* data for Northern Va and Montgomery County from Sperling's Best Places



Transit

Percentage of employees who use public transportation to get to work

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



CITY% OF WORKERS WHO USE TRANSITRANK
New York57%1
Washington37%2
Boston34%3
Chicago28%4
Newark26%5
Philadelphia26%6
Northern Virginia22%7
Baltimore18%8
Pittsburgh17%9
Montgomery County16%10
Miami11%11
Los Angeles10%12
Atlanta10%13
Denver7%14
Dallas4%15
Austin4%16
Columbus3%17
Nashville2%18
Indianapolis2%19
Raleigh2%20


Educational attainment

Percentage of individuals in 2016 who have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher levels of education.

Source: ACS 2016 Estimates



CITYBACHELOR'S OR HIGHERRANK
Montgomery County, Maryland59.2%1
Washington, DC56.8%2
Northern Virginia50.2%3
Austin, Texas49.2%4
Boston, Massachusetts48.4%5
Denver, Colorado47.4%6
Raleigh, North Carolina47.2%7
Nashville, Tennessee39.2%8
Newark, New Jersey39.0%9
Chicago, Illinois38.5%10
Atlanta, Georgia37.7%11
New York City, New York37.0%12
Columbus, Ohio35.3%13
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania34.6%14
Los Angeles, California32.8%15
Dallas, Texas31.6%16
Baltimore, MD30.8%17
Miami, Florida30.5%18
Indianapolis, Indiana30.1%19
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania28.6%20


Commute times

Average commute times: mean travel time to work of workers 16 and over

Source: U.S. Census Bureau / DataUSA



CITYCOMMUTE TIMESRANK
Columbus, Ohio23.51
Indianapolis, Indiana24.82
Raleigh, North Carolina25.43
Austin, Texas26.44
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania26.55
Nashville, Tennessee276
Denver, Colorado27.37
Dallas, Texas27.98
Miami, Florida28.59
Los Angeles, California29.610
Northern Virginia (Fairfax County)29.911
Baltimore, MD30.512
Atlanta, Georgia3113
Chicago, Illinois31.314
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania31.515
Boston, Massachusetts3216
Montgomery County, Maryland32.417
Newark, New Jersey32.718
Washington, DC34.419
New York City, New York35.920


Airport traffic

Passenger volume of airports in 2016

Source: Airports Council International North America



CITYPASSENGER VOLUME 2016RANK
New York122,759,5261
Newark122,759,5261
Atlanta101,491,1063
Chicago99,171,0034
Dallas78,572,2605
Los Angeles74,937,0046
Washington68,334,6257
Denver54,014,5028
Montgomery County46,835,7239
Northern Virginia44,511,09310
Miami44,350,24711
Boston33,515,90512
Philadelphia31,444,40313
Baltimore23,823,53214
Austin11,897,95915
Nashville11,673,63316
Raleigh9,943,33117
Indianapolis8,511,95918
Pittsburgh8,128,18719
Columbus7,288,03020


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