Caracas

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
223/264
Details
Rent index [score]0.97

Cost of Living

9
33/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.80
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$7.40
Bread$1.20
Inflation [score]0.87
Lunch$33.00
Monthly fitness club membership$84.00
Monthly public transport$19.00
Movie ticket$20.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$38.60

Startups

3
203/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups34
Meetups members4547
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months7
Startup climate scene [score]0.37
Startup events1
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.41
Total number of startups30

Venture Capital

2
186/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra VE
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.25

Travel Connectivity

1
227/264
Details
Airport hub46
Airport hub [score]0.27

Commute

4
229/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Venezuela/Caracas
Traffic handling [score]0.35

Business Freedom

1
261/262
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
225/264
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]0.95
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.53

Healthcare

4
242/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.49
Healthcare quality [score]0.36
Life expectancy (years)74.09
Life expectancy [score]0.45

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
246/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.38
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.22
Urban greenery [score]0.26

Economy

2
257/261
Details
Currency for urban areaVEF
GDP growth rate-0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.10
GDP per capita$17694.52
GDP per capita [score]0.29

Taxation

4
174/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.17
Income tax level [score]0.68
Profit tax (% of profit)0.65
Time overhead to file company taxes792
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

3
236/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)7.71
Internet access (download) [score]0.17
Internet access (upload) [score]0.35
Upload speed (Mbps)7.27

Leisure & Culture

5
199/263
Details
Art galleries127
Art galleries [score]0.69
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.57
Comedy clubs10
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues123
Concerts [score]0.53
Historical sites41
Historical sites [score]0.48
Museums41
Museums [score]0.43
Performing art venues127
Performing arts [score]0.72
Sport venues29
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.69

Tolerance

6
117/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.51
LGBT Equality Index55.09
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.56
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
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]0.74

Outdoors

5
128/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.85
Median peak in meters2550.00
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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Costs of living

Costs of living in Caracas are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 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$84
Movie ticket$20
Broadband internet connection$110
Monthly public transport$19
Lunch$33
-61%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$2,031
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

10.70
Guns per 100 people
59.13
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Caracas in position 262 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Caracas

Population of Caracas

3,000,000
7,970 /km²
7/264
Density (people per unit of area)
127%
Growth in 2015-2020
Caracas

Demographics of Venezuela

Median age
28
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
76
GDP per capita (in USD)
$17,695
207/261
Unemployment
7%
158/262

Languages

English proficiency score
47
223/227
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Mobile Developer
13.33%
Business Development
13.33%
Human Resources Manager
13.33%
Marketing Manager
6.67%
Founder
6.67%
Web Developer
6.67%
Customer Support
6.67%
Other
33.33%

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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

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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