Bengaluru

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
9/263
Details
Large apartment$390.22
Medium apartment$298.32
Rent index [score]0.99
Small apartment$206.42

Cost of Living

10
1/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.10
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$2.50
Bread$0.32
Inflation [score]1.00
Lunch$3.90
Monthly fitness club membership$32.00
Monthly public transport$21.00
Movie ticket$4.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$16.66

Startups

10
1/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups153
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]1.00
Coworking spaces [score]0.79
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.86
Meetups groups196
Meetups members164903
Number of investors281
Number of startup events in the last 12 months610
Number of upcoming meetup events89
Startup climate scene [score]1.00
Startup events68
Startup events64
Startup events [score]0.71
Startups [score]1.00
Total number of startups1616

Venture Capital

8
27/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.81

Travel Connectivity

4
89/260
Details
Airport hub40
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.56

Commute

4
237/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/India/Bangalore
Traffic handling [score]0.28

Business Freedom

4
240/259
Details
Business freedom47.60
Business freedom [score]0.10
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions47.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.24
Time to open a business26.00
Time to open a business [score]0.71

Safety

7
119/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.51
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]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.99

Healthcare

4
249/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.56
Healthcare quality [score]0.54
Life expectancy (years)68.31
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

1
219/230
Details
Best university in rankingIndian Institute of Science
Best university ranking225
University quality [score]0.13

Environmental Quality

3
235/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.25
Cleanliness [score]0.26
Drinking water quality [score]0.24
Urban greenery [score]0.47

Economy

6
105/258
Details
Currency for urban areaINR
GDP growth rate0.07
GDP growth rate [score]1.00
GDP per capita$5855.31
GDP per capita [score]0.11

Taxation

3
219/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.24
Income tax level [score]0.45
Profit tax (% of profit)0.61
Time overhead to file company taxes241
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

2
234/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.83
Internet access (download) [score]0.24
Internet access (upload) [score]0.26
Upload speed (Mbps)5.46

Leisure & Culture

3
235/263
Details
Art galleries60
Art galleries [score]0.45
Cinemas77
Cinemas [score]0.81
Comedy clubs25
Comedy clubs [score]0.58
Concert venues59
Concerts [score]0.51
Historical sites50
Historical sites [score]0.41
Museums16
Museums [score]0.25
Performing art venues63
Performing arts [score]0.45
Sport venues62
Sports [score]0.46
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.67

Tolerance

4
237/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index20.49
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.19
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
LGBT housing discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.59

Outdoors

3
222/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.41
Median peak in meters1051.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)934.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Bengaluru are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Bengaluru 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)

$220$376
$298
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$32
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$17
Monthly public transport$21
Lunch$4
-74%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Bengaluru are very low. For this job type, Bengaluru ranks 239th for salaries among 264 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Bengaluru.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$14,764
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.20
Guns per 100 people
0.28
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Bengaluru in position 171 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Phone: (+91) 22 2363 3777

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Herat, Afghanistan

Phone: 00-93-40-221145 (General)

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People in Bengaluru

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LGBT rights in Bengaluru

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Bengaluru

Bangalore /bæŋɡəˈlɔːr/, officially known as Bengaluru ([ˈbeŋɡəɭuːɾu]), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of about 8.42 million and a metropolitan population of about 8.52 million, making it the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India. Located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau, at a height of over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Its elevation is the highest among the major cities of India.

A succession of South Indian dynasties, the Western Gangas, the Cholas and the Hoysalas, ruled the present region of Bangalore until in 1537 CE, Kempé Gowdā – a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire – established a mud fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bangalore. In 1638, the Marāthās conquered and ruled Bangalore for almost 50 years, after which the Mughals captured and sold the city to the Mysore Kingdom of the Wadiyar dynasty. It was captured by the British after victory in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799), who returned administrative control of the city to the Maharaja of Mysore. The old city developed in the dominions of the Maharaja of Mysore and was made capital of the Princely State of Mysore, which existed as a nominally sovereign entity of the British Raj. In 1809, the British shifted their cantonment to Bangalore, outside the old city, and a town grew up around it, which was governed as part of British India. Following India's independence in 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Mysore State, and remained capital when the new Indian state of Karnataka was formed in 1956. The two urban settlements of Bangalore – city and cantonment – which had developed as independent entities merged into a single urban centre in 1949. The existing Kannada name, Bengalūru, was declared the official name of the city in 2006.

Bangalore is sometimes referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" (or "IT capital of India") because of its role as the nation's leading information technology (IT) exporter. Indian technological organisations ISRO, Infosys, Wipro and HAL are headquartered in the city. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. It is home to many educational and research institutions in India, such as Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore) (IIMB), National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore, National Institute of Design, Bangalore (NID R&D Campus), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS). Numerous state-owned aerospace and defence organisations, such as Bharat Electronics, Hindustan Aeronautics and National Aerospace Laboratories are located in the city. The city also houses the Kannada film industry. With a gross domestic product (GDP) of $83 billion, Bangalore is ranked fourth in India by overall GDP contribution, after only Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

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