What This Is
part of our analysis at Rickshaw is to "score" each city we visit using 10 different factors.
each category has a 10 point scale and is described below.
soon we'll aggregate final scores (0-100) in the Data portal to illustrate each city in relativity.
litmus test: would an American woman from a major city feel comfortable walking alone at night?
limited trash on public streets, generally clean public bathrooms, sanitary restaurants.
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abundance of things to do, visibility of entertainment options, and the likelihood of locals to nurse a beer with you.
access to high speed internet, cafes with free wifi, and inspiring places from which to work. can include sunlight, air quality, weather.
can you walk to a gym, restaurant, bar, and a grocery store within 10 minutes?
is air conditioning normal or a luxury? are traffic laws obeyed? does the city feel peaceful or hectic?
what percentage of locals speak decent English? does being a foreigner yield stares and discrimination?
how does a middle class lifestyle here compare to one in a similar-sized city in the States?
do the "quirks" about this place impress and fascinate us, or make us grateful to be Americans?
last updated February 10, 2019.