Caracas

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
206/265
Details
Rent index [score]0.98

Cost of Living

10
9/248
Details
5km taxi ride$1.10
A Cappuccino$1.50
A beer$2.90
A kilogram of Apples$6.10
Bread$0.77
Inflation [score]0.98
Lunch$4.40
Monthly fitness club membership$4.30
Monthly public transport$4.50
Movie ticket$2.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$27.14

Startups

3
202/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.30
Meetups [score]0.20
Meetups groups42
Meetups members8254
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months18
Number of upcoming meetup events4
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.41
Total number of startups29

Venture Capital

N/A
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra VE
Number of funding accelerators1

Travel Connectivity

1
230/266
Details
Airport hub46
Airport hub [score]0.26

Commute

5
188/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Venezuela/Caracas
Traffic handling [score]0.47

Business Freedom

1
263/264
Details
Business freedom45.30
Business freedom [score]0.10
Freedom from corruption19.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.10
Lack of labor restrictions29.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.10
Time to open a business230.00
Time to open a business [score]0.10

Safety

5
226/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.10
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year59
Guns per 100 residents11
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.10
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.52

Healthcare

4
230/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.47
Healthcare quality [score]0.36
Life expectancy (years)74.09
Life expectancy [score]0.45

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
251/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.38
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.14
Urban greenery [score]0.28

Economy

2
259/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area10.10
Currency for urban areaVEF
GDP growth rate-0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.10
GDP per capita$17694.52
GDP per capita [score]0.30

Taxation

4
173/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.17
Income tax level [score]0.67
Profit tax (% of profit)0.65
Time overhead to file company taxes792
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

2
253/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)6.35
Internet access (download) [score]0.10
Internet access (upload) [score]0.23
Upload speed (Mbps)4.99

Leisure & Culture

4
205/264
Details
Art galleries128
Art galleries [score]0.66
Cinemas56
Cinemas [score]0.57
Comedy clubs10
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues124
Concerts [score]0.53
Historical sites41
Historical sites [score]0.45
Museums42
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues125
Performing arts [score]0.71
Sport venues24
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.69

Tolerance

5
232/266
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.51
LGBT Equality Index51.82
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.51
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 legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.40

Outdoors

4
181/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.72
Median peak in meters2480.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)911.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Caracas are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 248 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Caracas will very likely decrease 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.

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$4
Movie ticket$2
Broadband internet connection$110
Monthly public transport$5
Lunch$4
-70%
compared to
San Francisco

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

260

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in ...

Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. It is located in northern Venezuela, near the Caribbean.

Venezuela’s urban spirit can be discovered mainly from understanding Caracas, its capital city.

Caracas is not one of the top touristic destinations of Venezuela, and travelers often bypass the capital city in order to see the country’s amazing natural attractions. However, the Venezuelan capital can be a fascinating city to explore, replete with excellent art, food and a bustling nightlife.

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