Bristol

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
207/263
Details
Large apartment$1744.86
Medium apartment$1575.51
Rent index [score]0.60
Small apartment$1406.17

Cost of Living

5
170/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.80
A Cappuccino$3.30
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.81
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$47.00
Monthly public transport$77.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$82.65

Startups

4
121/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups6
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co6
Meetups [score]0.36
Meetups groups93
Meetups members27840
Number of investors17
Number of startup events in the last 12 months444
Number of upcoming meetup events32
Startup climate scene [score]0.50
Startup events95
Startup events122
Startup events [score]0.77
Startups [score]0.56
Total number of startups133

Venture Capital

4
99/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.40

Travel Connectivity

5
63/260
Details
Airport hub79
Airport hub [score]0.39
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.58

Commute

5
53/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.80

Business Freedom

9
35/259
Details
Business freedom86.00
Business freedom [score]0.89
Freedom from corruption78.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.84
Lack of labor restrictions71.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business4.50
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

8
67/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.70
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

9
25/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.85
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

6
44/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Bristol
Best university ranking71
Country mean scores in PISA math test494.15
Country mean scores in PISA reading test499.32
Country mean scores in PISA science test514.13
PISA math ranking (high school)22
PISA ranking17
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)19
PISA science (high school)16
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.28

Environmental Quality

7
135/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.80
Cleanliness [score]0.44
Drinking water quality [score]0.67
Urban greenery [score]0.70

Economy

5
117/258
Details
Currency for urban areaGBP
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$39510.94
GDP per capita [score]0.63

Taxation

6
71/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.40
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes110
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

6
79/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)55.53
Internet access (download) [score]0.81
Internet access (upload) [score]0.44
Upload speed (Mbps)9.56

Leisure & Culture

4
216/263
Details
Art galleries54
Art galleries [score]0.59
Cinemas21
Cinemas [score]0.46
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.58
Concert venues54
Concerts [score]0.54
Historical sites38
Historical sites [score]0.42
Museums24
Museums [score]0.43
Performing art venues62
Performing arts [score]0.49
Sport venues15
Sports [score]0.36
Zoos7
Zoos [score]0.72

Tolerance

7
92/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.76
LGBT Equality Index86.67
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.47

Outdoors

1
246/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.15
Median peak in meters178.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)20.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Bristol are in the 170th place of all 261 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)

$1,362$1,789
$1576
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$47
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$26
Monthly public transport$77
Lunch$15
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Bristol are below average. For this job type, Bristol ranks 149th 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 Bristol.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$37,338
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

6.60
Guns per 100 people
0.23
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Bristol in position 89 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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NoYes26 weeks
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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

116

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Bristol

Bristol is the unofficial capital of the West Country of England. Famous for its maritime history it also offers a great and diverse range of attractions, hotels, bars and events. Bristol ranks fourth in England’s top visitor destinations, according to research in 2008, and the best time to visit is in the summer when major festivals are held in the city.

Although cursed by some horrible post war buildings and disfigured by a chaotic road system, Bristol is nevertheless an amiable, grooved, laid back city whose mellow vibe is reflected in the superb music of Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky, particularly the Massive Attack track "Lately" (from their brilliant debut album "Blue Lines") that perfectly captures the sultry, lean burn atmosphere of a warm summer's evening in this historic and cultured city.

Bristol is the United Kingdom’s eighth most populous city (approximately 421,000) and the most populated city in South West England, making it a core city in England. It received a Royal Charter in 1155 and was granted county status in 1373. From the 13th century, for half a millennium, it ranked among the top three English cities after London, alongside York and Norwich, until the rapid rise of Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester during the Industrial Revolution in the latter part of the 18th century. Bristol borders the counties of Somerset and Gloucestershire and is also located near the historic cities of Bath to the southeast, Gloucester to the north and Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, to the northwest. The city is built around the River Avon, and has a short coastline on the estuary of the River Severn where it flows into the Bristol Channel.

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