Brisbane

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
203/265
Details
Large apartment$1900.00
Medium apartment$1600.00
Rent index [score]0.51
Small apartment$1300.00

Cost of Living

4
209/245
Details
5km taxi ride$9.90
A Cappuccino$3.50
A beer$4.10
A kilogram of Apples$3.60
Bread$0.85
Inflation [score]0.44
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$48.00
Monthly public transport$120.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$83.78

Startups

6
48/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups11
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.56
Coworking spaces [score]0.56
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co14
Meetups [score]0.67
Meetups groups198
Meetups members67312
Number of investors43
Number of startup events in the last 12 months2172
Number of upcoming meetup events104
Startup climate scene [score]0.55
Startup events277
Startup events [score]0.87
Startups [score]0.71
Total number of startups327

Venture Capital

5
76/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.47

Travel Connectivity

3
152/265
Details
Airport hub59
Airport hub [score]0.31
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.19

Commute

5
160/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Australia/Brisbane
Traffic handling [score]0.43

Business Freedom

9
17/263
Details
Business freedom89.40
Business freedom [score]0.96
Freedom from corruption80.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.87
Lack of labor restrictions77.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.75
Time to open a business2.50
Time to open a business [score]0.99

Safety

8
88/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.68
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents14
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.98
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

9
7/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.93
Healthcare quality [score]0.91
Life expectancy (years)82.84
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

6
35/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Queensland
Best university ranking60
Country mean scores in PISA math test499.81
Country mean scores in PISA reading test511.80
Country mean scores in PISA science test521.49
PISA math ranking (high school)19
PISA ranking16
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)12
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.14
University quality [score]0.36

Environmental Quality

9
18/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.91
Cleanliness [score]0.94
Drinking water quality [score]0.90
Urban greenery [score]0.88

Economy

6
85/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.26
Currency for urban areaAUD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.47
GDP per capita$46433.30
GDP per capita [score]0.74

Taxation

5
134/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.48
Income tax level [score]0.45
Profit tax (% of profit)0.48
Time overhead to file company taxes105
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

8
21/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)93.39
Internet access (download) [score]0.99
Internet access (upload) [score]0.55
Upload speed (Mbps)12.95

Leisure & Culture

4
220/264
Details
Art galleries135
Art galleries [score]0.66
Cinemas124
Cinemas [score]0.57
Comedy clubs11
Comedy clubs [score]0.64
Concert venues115
Concerts [score]0.54
Historical sites49
Historical sites [score]0.37
Museums55
Museums [score]0.43
Performing art venues159
Performing arts [score]0.70
Sport venues65
Sports [score]0.57
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.80

Tolerance

7
121/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.79
LGBT Equality Index85.28
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rightsN/A
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rightsVaries by Region
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.57

Outdoors

6
30/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.25
Median peak in meters587.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)32.00
Water access [score]0.99
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Brisbane are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 245 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Brisbane will very likely increase 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)

$1,300$1,900
$1600
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$48
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$45
Monthly public transport$120
Lunch$14
-15%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Brisbane are above average. For this job type, Brisbane ranks 72nd for salaries among 265 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 Brisbane.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$60,449
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

17%
For annual salary of $40000
26%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

10%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

77/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

180/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

13.70
Guns per 100 people
0.93
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Brisbane in position 103 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Canberra, Australia

4 Beale Crescent, Deakin West ACT 2600

Phone: (+61-2) 6282 7311

Startup Visa

Business Innovation and Investment visa
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo4 years
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People in Brisbane

Population of Brisbane

4,057,000
403 /km²
210/264
Density (people per unit of area)
7%
Growth in 2015-2020
Brisbane

Demographics of Australia

Median age
39
Elderly people
16%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$46,433
85/262
Unemployment
6%
146/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English

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Teleport Users  X  Brisbane

Teleport users who are      Brisbane

Work in:

Software Engineer
8.16%
Marketing Manager
4.08%
Account Manager
3.57%
Project Manager
3.57%
Founder
3.57%
IT Manager
3.06%
Systems Administrator
3.06%
Other
70.92%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Brisbane

Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland. The Greater Brisbane region has a population of about 2.2 million people, making it the third-largest city in Australia.

Large enough to be cosmopolitan yet small enough to be friendly and accessible, Brisbane is a 'garden metropolis' famous for its leafy, open spaces and the pleasant pace of life that unfolds between the zig-zags of its iconic river. Gaining international exposure during the 1982 Commonwealth Games, the 1988 World Expo, the 2001 Goodwill Games, and the 2014 G20 Summit, Brisbane's year-round warm climate, spectacular scenery, pleasant locals and world-class facilities have been the draw-cards for many domestic and international visitors, making Brisbane the fastest-growing city in Australia. Despite this rapid development, it maintains a youthful enthusiasm and has what is arguably one of the most laid-back and forward-thinking of any Australian capital city.

For many thousands of years prior to European settlement, the Brisbane area was inhabited by the Turrbal and Jagera Aboriginal people. They knew the area that is now the central business district as Mian-jin, meaning "place shaped as a spike". The Australian English phrase "hard yakka" – meaning "hard work" – comes from the Jagera people, and is certainly what the European settlers faced in Brisbane's humid sub-tropical climate.

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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

Australia
18th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

9th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

33rd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

54th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

66th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

43rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

17th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

7th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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