Topic: Data tells a story


The 5 best cities in the world for designers

Which cities in the world have the best combination of reasonable costs of living, an active tech scene, and an inspiring cultural and artistic background? Underneath the income, living costs & quality of life preferences you can toggle in Teleport Cities, there are around 300 different data dimensions from 70+ sources, with topics ranging from […]


Stupid data is stupid: on the subjectivity of scoring

At Teleport we’re all about helping our users make sense of data. We try to go the extra mile to make sure we’re aggregating multiple sources to get more reliable data and work hard on visualizations to help our users make sense of all those cities out there. I mean, just look at this! Despite […]


Trigger happy data

At Teleport data lair, we’re always busy adding new city data for users to compare and rank cities. Just recently, we added LGBT info and data on outdoors. The next addition rolling out will be detailed data on gun ownership and gun related crime. The number we’d like to show our users is the number […]


San Francisco misses the cut: the five best cities for software developers

Tallinn, Estonia, September 8, 2016: Software Developers care most about pollution, crime, living costs and the startup scene when choosing a city in which to work and live, according to new data from Teleport, an international software company that helps its 190,000 users move to cities that are compatible with their personal living preferences. When […]


Which challenges do governments face in a new mobile world?

Sten Tamkivi, CEO of Teleport, took the stage at the Future of Identity 2016 conference in Tallinn today, discussing knowledge work, what it means, how mobility is changing the world and what kind of challenges that poses to governments. Here’s a recap. The 2016 Future of Identity conference in Tallinn features the topics of identity, […]


Teleport ♥ Equaldex

We believe in tolerant societies. We also believe in readily available and transparent data on all aspects of life. That’s why we’ve kicked off a collaboration with Equaldex – a collaborative knowledge base for the LGBT movement. The team behind Equaldex aims to crowdsource every law related to LGBT rights to provide a comprehensive and […]


The best cities for software developers

We’ve got almost 13k software developers among our users. Here are the 5 best cities in the world for the technology-savvy. Underneath the income, living costs & quality of life preferences you can toggle in Teleport Cities, there are 180 different data dimensions from 58+ different sources, with topics ranging from an active tech scene […]


Startup city spotlight: Berlin

Berlin is rollin’ hard right now – it’s mentioned as the next most awesome European tech hub after London by almost everyone who’s in the startup or tech industry. But why? Berlin has been an increasingly developing tech city for a couple of years now, but in the light of recent events (*cough* Brexit *cough*), […]


What are the safest creative cities around the world?

Underneath the income, living costs & quality of life preferences you can toggle in Teleport Cities, there are 180 different data dimensions from 58+ different sources. In this post we dig deeper into finding the best place to live for the safety conscious. Teleport has reached an exciting stage. Instead of building for solely our own […]


Brexit – what should British startups do?

The brits will vote on Brexit tomorrow and the polls are eerily close – whereas a month ago the “Leave” option only had 18% probability of happening, now it almost looks like a coin-toss. The poll-trackers are showing that younger and more educated brits want to stay in the EU and older and less educated […]


Latitude59: Countries attracting talent

This year’s Latitude59 conference was opened by Tim Draper (DFJ), HRH The Duke of York (Pitch@Palace) and Taavi Rõivas, the Prime Minister of Estonia, who discussed the different ways countries could attract more talent – a panel moderated by our own Sten Tamkivi. Photo by Raigo Pajula The goal of the panel was, simply put, […]

Parag Khanna speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

Parag Khanna joins Teleport as Advisor

Teleport is pleased to announce that Parag Khanna will be joining team Teleport as an advisor, assisting us with product development and communicating our message to the world. Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a CNN Global Contributor and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia […]


All roads lead to Vienna

In Europe, all roads lead to Vienna, and there is something to learn from that. The other night I was playing around with Flock, Teleport’s app to find the best city for meeting  your distributed team. I imagined a situation where a team that has just one member in every European capital has to show […]


Startups, revenues and Zen

“The service is cool and all, but still – how does Teleport make money?”. We get this question a lot. Most startups do. Whether they should be able to answer that or not really depends on the phase the startup is in. A pre-revenue startup must focus on proving that they are doing something people […]

City similarity visualization

Visualizing city similarity

This blog post explains an alternative way to figure out how similar cities are. After you read it, you will realize why I think Madison and Reykjavik are very similar cities.   Teleport Cities allows you to research the most interesting cities in the world using a sophisticated scoring system that compares and contrasts them. […]

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Salary comparisons in Teleport Cities

In Teleport Cities, we provide an overview of what to expect when moving to a new city. We offer information from environment and cultural scores to startup funding details. However, when moving between cities, one of the most practical pieces of information is the salary comparison. Because of this, we have just revamped the way […]


Get your city on Teleport – a stellar example

We get a lot of questions and comments about certain locations not being on Teleport Cities yet. Here’s how you can make sure that your favourite cities get in on the action. Currently, there are 134 locations on Teleport Cities. These places don’t end up in the app depending on our developers’ mood or the […]


Where are Baltic capitals in the global tech landscape?

This research was compiled as an input for policy discussions at Riga Venture Summit to illustrate how Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius could increase their competitiveness in the global war for startups and talent. The presentation slides are also available on SlideShare. Teleport collects data on more than a hundred cities worldwide. From the vast amount […]


Shortcutting Effort

Technological progress is the creation of shortcuts. These shortcuts allow us to go from wanting to accomplish something to having done it by spending orders of magnitude less effort than we would need to invest otherwise. Instead of having to spend weeks to cross the Atlantic on a ship we now hop on a plane […]


Good Luck Being Born Tomorrow! (part 2 of 2)

Since my controversial post last week, 2.4 million more babies were born into this world, 97% of them into places that lack certain freedoms. Opinions vary on which of these freedoms are more important than others, but the fact remains – No one is born into a perfect place. Add a few more layers to […]


Good luck being born tomorrow! (Part 1 of 2)

Silver Keskküla served Skype as the first researcher of the core team. He has lived in 9 countries and is co-founder of Teleport, where he helps people to discover their best place to live and work.   97% of people born tomorrow will be in a country that is authoritarian, communist, doesn’t support same sex marriage, does […]