Bologna

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
94/265
Details
Large apartment$990.00
Medium apartment$780.00
Rent index [score]0.79
Small apartment$570.00

Cost of Living

5
136/250
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$1.50
A beer$1.60
A kilogram of Apples$1.70
Bread$1.20
Inflation [score]0.53
Lunch$16.00
Monthly fitness club membership$64.00
Monthly public transport$39.00
Movie ticket$8.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$73.50

Startups

3
181/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.52
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups9
Meetups members2217
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months170
Number of upcoming meetup events3
Startup climate scene [score]0.46
Startup events17
Startup events [score]0.43
Startups [score]0.46
Total number of startups35

Venture Capital

2
195/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.22

Travel Connectivity

4
103/265
Details
Airport hub64
Airport hub [score]0.33
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.41

Commute

5
107/251
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.69

Business Freedom

6
186/263
Details
Business freedom70.30
Business freedom [score]0.57
Freedom from corruption43.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.35
Lack of labor restrictions53.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.33
Time to open a business6.50
Time to open a business [score]0.94

Safety

8
107/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.57
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents12
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

9
22/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.83
Healthcare quality [score]0.78
Life expectancy (years)82.69
Life expectancy [score]0.96

Education

4
140/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Bologna
Best university ranking225
Country mean scores in PISA math test490.67
Country mean scores in PISA reading test489.75
Country mean scores in PISA science test493.54
PISA math ranking (high school)22
PISA ranking26
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.71
PISA reading (high school)23
PISA science (high school)25
Percent of happy students0.74
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.25
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.07
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.06
University quality [score]0.13

Environmental Quality

6
152/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.44
Cleanliness [score]0.50
Drinking water quality [score]0.82
Urban greenery [score]0.62

Economy

3
226/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.93
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate-0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.10
GDP per capita$35486.17
GDP per capita [score]0.57

Taxation

2
253/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.22
Income tax level [score]0.24
Profit tax (% of profit)0.62
Time overhead to file company taxes240
VAT (Sales Tax)0.22

Internet Access

5
160/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)25.27
Internet access (download) [score]0.54
Internet access (upload) [score]0.50
Upload speed (Mbps)11.17

Leisure & Culture

6
133/264
Details
Art galleries99
Art galleries [score]0.58
Cinemas62
Cinemas [score]0.46
Comedy clubs13
Comedy clubs [score]0.60
Concert venues92
Concerts [score]0.61
Historical sites83
Historical sites [score]0.64
Museums63
Museums [score]0.50
Performing art venues112
Performing arts [score]0.51
Sport venues61
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

7
115/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.74
LGBT Equality Index72.68
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.74
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.73

Outdoors

2
238/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.24
Median peak in meters560.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)71.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Bologna are in the 136th place of all 250 Teleport cities. 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)

$850$1,100
$990
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$64
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$27
Monthly public transport$39
Lunch$16
-30%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$28,632
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

11.90
Guns per 100 people
1.31
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Bologna in position 142 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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Startup Visa

Startup Visa Italia
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo1 year
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People in Bologna

Population of Bologna

521,100
1,171 /km²
111/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Bologna

Demographics of Italy

Median age
45
Elderly people
21%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$35,486
153/262
Unemployment
12%
233/263

Languages

English proficiency score
55
167/228
Common spoken languages
Italian

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Marketing Manager
6.58%
Web Developer
5.26%
Operations Manager
3.95%
Graphic Designer
3.95%
Founder
3.95%
Account Manager
2.63%
Project Manager
2.63%
Other
71.05%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

288

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Bologna

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On living in Bologna


Bologna is a historical city, with around 380,000 inhabitants. Although it is well known by Italians, it is less so among foreign visitors. Little English is spoken by its residents. It is the capital and largest city of Emilia-Romagna (a region in northern Italy). Bologna is famed for the oldest university in the Western world, lively student population, exquisite food, typical brick terracotta-roofed architecture and porticos, theatre and nightlife.

Bologna is famous for its cuisine (la cucina Bolognese). It is also viewed as a progressive and well-administered city. It is considered second only to Venice in beauty by many Italians and certainly has one of the largest and best preserved historic centers among Italian cities. Its architecture is noted for its palette of terracotta reds, burnt oranges, and warm yellows, hence the name of Bologna la rossa (Bologna the red). The extensive town center, characterized by miles of attractive covered walkways, known as "porticos," is one of the best-preserved in Europe.

Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in continental Europe, founded in 1088. A significant portion of its population consists of away-from-home university students. In common with other Italian university towns, it is in parts marred by excessive graffiti on its historic palaces.

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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

Italy
17th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

16th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

74th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

5th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

42nd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

24th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

40th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

20th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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