Quality of Life in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Purchasing Power Index 117.27   Very High
Safety Index 34.16   Low
Health Care Index 70.19   High
Climate Index 77.98   High
Cost of Living Index 75.81   High
Property Price to Income Ratio 4.06   Very Low
Traffic Commute Time Index 40.41   Moderate
Pollution Index 48.24   Moderate
ƒ Quality of Life Index: 154.06   High

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Last update: June 2024

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4 Comments so far
MAURICE II on Feb 22, 2024:
I have lived in the region since 1965 and in Philadelphia since 1985. In the 80s and nineties, I was a consultant and traveled to cities all over the county. I found each to have wonderful qualities, but overall, none compare in sheer variety like Philadelphia. I live in a mixed-race neighborhood, I raised my children here, I have great neighbors, and I just paid off my mortgage. I would not go anywhere else
Randy T. on Jan 19, 2024:
After 9 years, we are moving out of Philly to Florida next month. We couldn't be happier !
Actual Philadelphian on Mar 05, 2023:
The below comment is absolutely unhinged.

The rising crime globally has affected Philadelphia too.

It's the fifth largest city in America. Crime rate per person, Philly is 51st in overall crime and and 25th in violent crime.

By largest cities, Philly's overall crime rate is lower than the next two largest cities, Phoenix and Houston.
lucian bucur on Oct 01, 2022:
Philadelphia is a high-crime city. I have lived within and around Philadelphia since 2005. Gun violence, drug overdoses, homelessness, and violence, in general, is just as BAD as New York, Detroit, Chicago, and San Francisco. Don't bother moving to Philadelphia unless you plan on traveling with a gun, with or without a car.