Bratislava

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
77/265
Details
Large apartment$940.00
Medium apartment$750.00
Rent index [score]0.82
Small apartment$560.00

Cost of Living

8
62/245
Details
5km taxi ride$5.70
A Cappuccino$2.20
A beer$0.80
A kilogram of Apples$1.40
Bread$0.39
Inflation [score]0.77
Lunch$6.20
Monthly fitness club membership$32.00
Monthly public transport$29.00
Movie ticket$7.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$40.38

Startups

3
177/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Meetups [score]0.17
Meetups groups28
Meetups members4271
Number of investors7
Number of startup events in the last 12 months56
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.23
Startups [score]0.50
Total number of startups87

Venture Capital

3
133/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

5
60/265
Details
Airport hub149
Airport hub [score]0.65
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.33

Commute

5
72/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.74

Business Freedom

6
192/263
Details
Business freedom68.40
Business freedom [score]0.53
Freedom from corruption50.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.45
Lack of labor restrictions55.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.36
Time to open a business11.50
Time to open a business [score]0.88

Safety

9
54/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.77
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents8
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.96
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

6
182/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.62
Healthcare quality [score]0.65
Life expectancy (years)76.66
Life expectancy [score]0.60

Education

3
187/239
Details
Best university in rankingComenius University in Bratislava
Best university ranking700
Country mean scores in PISA math test486.36
Country mean scores in PISA reading test462.77
Country mean scores in PISA science test471.19
PISA math ranking (high school)29
PISA ranking34
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.56
PISA reading (high school)31
PISA science (high school)31
Percent of happy students0.63
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.27
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.28
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.27
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.04
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.05
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

6
153/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.63
Cleanliness [score]0.47
Drinking water quality [score]0.89
Urban greenery [score]0.43

Economy

4
172/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.44
GDP per capita$28175.34
GDP per capita [score]0.46

Taxation

5
106/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.40
Income tax level [score]0.57
Profit tax (% of profit)0.52
Time overhead to file company taxes192
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

5
153/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)33.46
Internet access (download) [score]0.63
Internet access (upload) [score]0.43
Upload speed (Mbps)9.13

Leisure & Culture

6
113/264
Details
Art galleries61
Art galleries [score]0.72
Cinemas47
Cinemas [score]0.49
Comedy clubs51
Comedy clubs [score]0.72
Concert venues59
Concerts [score]0.80
Historical sites77
Historical sites [score]0.66
Museums62
Museums [score]0.58
Performing art venues59
Performing arts [score]0.61
Sport venues32
Sports [score]0.59
Zoos9
Zoos [score]0.69

Tolerance

6
172/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index72.26
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.73
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rightsAmbiguous
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.57

Outdoors

5
123/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters361.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)159.00
Water access [score]0.78
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Bratislava are in the 62nd place of all 245 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)

$490$630
$560
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$32
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$15
Monthly public transport$29
Lunch$6
-50%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$28,558
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

20%
For annual salary of $40000
22%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

20%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

52/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

218/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

8.30
Guns per 100 people
1.83
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Bratislava in position 69 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Bratislava

Population of Bratislava

475,400
497 /km²
192/264
Density (people per unit of area)
0%
Growth in 2015-2020
Bratislava

Demographics of Slovakia

Median age
40
Elderly people
15%
Life expectancy at birth
77
GDP per capita (in USD)
$28,175
176/262
Unemployment
12%
227/263

Languages

English proficiency score
57
149/228
Common spoken languages
Slovak

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Software Engineer
11.19%
Founder
9.70%
Project Manager
5.22%
Operations Manager
3.73%
Web Developer
3.73%
Marketing Manager
2.99%
IT Manager
2.99%
Other
60.45%

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LGBT rights in Bratislava

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Single Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.8

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Bratislava

Bratislava or Pozsony in Hungarian and Pressburg in German, is the capital and largest city in Slovakia. It has a population of almost 415,000 and is the administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country. Before 1919, it was known as Prešporok in Slovak.

Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hill-top castle next to the river Danube, and many historic churches and buildings to visit. The old town is centered on two squares, Hlavne namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslavovo namestie (Hviezdoslav square, named after a famous Slovak poet). Of a rather different architectural character are some of the communist-era buildings found in the modern parts of the city; a prime example is Petrzalka housing estate, the biggest Communist-era concrete block housing complex in Central Europe, which stretches on endlessly just across the river. Move further east and there are plenty of rural places to explore. Farms, vineyards, agricultural land, and tiny villages are situated less than 50 kilometres to the north and east of Bratislava.

Today, Bratislava and its surroundings form the second-most prosperous region in Central and Eastern Europe, with a per capita GDP of around 167% of the EU-27 average. Bratislava is the sixth richest region of the European Union and GDP per capita is about three times higher than in other Slovak regions

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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

Slovakia
35th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

46th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

77th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

24th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

99th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

15th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

45th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

102nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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