Cambridge

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
218/263
Details
Large apartment$2037.73
Medium apartment$1646.07
Rent index [score]0.53
Small apartment$1254.42

Cost of Living

5
174/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.70
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.90
Bread$0.42
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$54.00
Monthly public transport$64.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$84.32

Startups

5
106/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups6
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.98
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.32
Meetups groups81
Meetups members21124
Number of investors58
Number of startup events in the last 12 months147
Number of upcoming meetup events32
Startup climate scene [score]0.54
Startup events32
Startup events42
Startup events [score]0.57
Startups [score]0.65
Total number of startups45

Venture Capital

3
135/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

8
10/260
Details
Airport hub135
Airport hub [score]0.80
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.83

Commute

5
121/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.67

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

10
8/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.95
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

8
86/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.77
Healthcare quality [score]0.69
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

7
24/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Cambridge
Best university ranking4
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]0.50

Environmental Quality

9
35/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.92
Cleanliness [score]0.84
Drinking water quality [score]0.67
Urban greenery [score]0.99

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
74/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)55.75
Internet access (download) [score]0.81
Internet access (upload) [score]0.44
Upload speed (Mbps)9.76

Leisure & Culture

3
248/263
Details
Art galleries25
Art galleries [score]0.51
Cinemas12
Cinemas [score]0.42
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.52
Concert venues25
Concerts [score]0.16
Historical sites7
Historical sites [score]0.13
Museums14
Museums [score]0.38
Performing art venues17
Performing arts [score]0.36
Sport venues8
Sports [score]0.26
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

6
147/264
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]0.32

Outdoors

1
252/260
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)12.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Cambridge are in the 174th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. 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)

$1,974$2,102
$2038
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$54
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$30
Monthly public transport$64
Lunch$15
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Cambridge are above average. For this job type, Cambridge ranks 104th 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 Cambridge.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$48,981
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 Cambridge in position 16 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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