Baku

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
15/265
Details
Large apartment$480.00
Medium apartment$370.00
Rent index [score]0.96
Small apartment$250.00

Cost of Living

10
8/245
Details
5km taxi ride$2.10
A Cappuccino$2.30
A beer$0.83
A kilogram of Apples$0.84
Bread$0.11
Inflation [score]0.99
Lunch$5.20
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$10.00
Movie ticket$3.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$31.23

Startups

3
223/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups4
Meetups members457
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months9
Startup climate scene [score]0.20
Startups [score]0.43
Total number of startups28

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
173/265
Details
Airport hub39
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.17

Commute

5
64/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Azerbaijan/Baku
Traffic handling [score]0.72

Business Freedom

6
209/263
Details
Business freedom70.30
Business freedom [score]0.57
Freedom from corruption29.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.15
Lack of labor restrictions75.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.72
Time to open a business3.00
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

9
31/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.81
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.99
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.99

Healthcare

4
240/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.39
Healthcare quality [score]0.36
Life expectancy (years)72.68
Life expectancy [score]0.36

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
247/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.25
Cleanliness [score]0.26
Drinking water quality [score]0.16
Urban greenery [score]0.32

Economy

4
212/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.70
Currency for urban areaAZN
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.48
GDP per capita$17618.28
GDP per capita [score]0.29

Taxation

6
85/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.62
Income tax level [score]0.54
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes195
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

2
252/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)10.32
Internet access (download) [score]0.26
Internet access (upload) [score]0.10
Upload speed (Mbps)2.89

Leisure & Culture

6
109/264
Details
Art galleries70
Art galleries [score]0.47
Cinemas65
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs44
Comedy clubs [score]0.61
Concert venues72
Concerts [score]0.30
Historical sites50
Historical sites [score]0.68
Museums56
Museums [score]0.56
Performing art venues53
Performing arts [score]0.42
Sport venues89
Sports [score]0.52
Zoos9
Zoos [score]0.60

Tolerance

7
122/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index47.17
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.46
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.98

Outdoors

5
147/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters394.80
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)-9.00
Water access [score]0.71
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Baku are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 245 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Baku will very likely decrease 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)

$250$480
$370
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$39
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$15
Monthly public transport$10
Lunch$5
-69%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$6,319
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

20%
For annual salary of $40000
23%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

18%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

54/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

89/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

3.50
Guns per 100 people
0.30
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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People in Baku

Population of Baku

1,512,400
3,313 /km²
30/264
Density (people per unit of area)
5%
Growth in 2015-2020
Baku

Demographics of Azerbaijan

Median age
31
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
73
GDP per capita (in USD)
$17,618
209/262
Unemployment
5%
117/263

Languages

English proficiency score
47
222/228
Common spoken languages
Azerbaijani

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Work in:

Content Marketing
5.56%
Software Engineer
5.56%
Product Manager
4.17%
Business Analyst
2.78%
Teacher
2.78%
Financial Analyst
2.78%
Founder
2.78%
Other
73.61%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Baku

Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan.

Baku, also known as Baky or Bakı, is the largest city in the Caucasus and the capital of Azerbaijan. Baku is on the coast of the Caspian Sea on the southern tip of the Absheron Peninsula. There are three major divisions in Baku: İçəri Şəhər (the Old Town), the Soviet built city, and the newest part of the city. The population as of January 2012 was 2,122,300.

The city of Baku is located on the hot and dusty Absheron peninsula. The center of Baku is a patch of green in a largely brown area because of the many liters of water that is piped to the city every day. The city has a metro, a well developed bus and mini bus network, and a large area for walking including the Inner Walled City, The Boluvar, and Fountain Square.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Azerbaijan
92nd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

91st

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

113rd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

49th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

119th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

142nd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

120th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

44th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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