Cardiff

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
115/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$1000.00
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$790.00

Cost of Living

6
105/248
Details
5km taxi ride$7.90
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$2.20
Bread$0.58
Inflation [score]0.61
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$75.00
Movie ticket$8.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$69.32

Startups

3
183/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.45
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.41
Meetups groups116
Meetups members34763
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months526
Number of upcoming meetup events29
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events60
Startup events [score]0.59
Startups [score]0.41
Total number of startups154

Venture Capital

2
166/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.18

Travel Connectivity

5
61/266
Details
Airport hub80
Airport hub [score]0.39
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.59

Commute

6
51/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.91

Business Freedom

9
35/264
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
71/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.67
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents6
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
38/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.85
Healthcare quality [score]0.78
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

5
95/240
Details
Best university in rankingCardiff University
Best university ranking182
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)21
PISA ranking17
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.81
PISA reading (high school)15
PISA science (high school)13
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]0.15

Environmental Quality

7
128/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.66
Cleanliness [score]0.55
Drinking water quality [score]0.70
Urban greenery [score]0.73

Economy

5
119/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.77
Currency for urban areaGBP
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$39510.94
GDP per capita [score]0.64

Taxation

6
65/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.41
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes110
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

5
147/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)41.78
Internet access (download) [score]0.57
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)10.22

Leisure & Culture

5
167/264
Details
Art galleries46
Art galleries [score]0.62
Cinemas11
Cinemas [score]0.45
Comedy clubs4
Comedy clubs [score]0.60
Concert venues35
Concerts [score]0.45
Historical sites17
Historical sites [score]0.55
Museums11
Museums [score]0.46
Performing art venues31
Performing arts [score]0.57
Sport venues19
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

8
70/266
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]0.71

Outdoors

5
129/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters270.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)12.00
Water access [score]0.80
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Cardiff are in the 105th place of all 248 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)

$1,000$1,400
$1200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$39
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$24
Monthly public transport$75
Lunch$14
-34%
compared to
San Francisco

Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

20%
For annual salary of $40000
30%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

20%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

102/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

45/263

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.9

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in ...

Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd) is the capital of Wales. Previously an industrial city, Cardiff changed to a lively and modern capital city and a tourism hot spot. The city is friendly to pedestrians, and summer is by far the best time to visit, with large festivals, and outdoor dining and drinking.

The city centre has seen huge development over the last decade and is now considered to be one of the top ten shopping destinations in the United Kingdom. Cardiff is a green city, having the most green space per person in the UK, and this is complimented by Bute Park which sits in the heart of the city. It has a reputation as a city of castles, having 5 different castles within its surroundings. The city's core population stands at roughly 341,000, with 861,000 living in the larger urban area.

Cardiff is on the south coast of the south Wales plain, with a shoreline on the Bristol Channel. It lies at the mouth of three rivers: the Taff, the Ely and the Rhymney, with the Taff flowing through the city centre and all three reaching the sea at Cardiff Bay. Cardiff is quite a flat city, a characteristic that helped it become one of the world's leading ports for the transport of coal from the rugged south Wales Valleys.

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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

United Kingdom
5th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

14th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

64th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

22nd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

5th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

11th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

1st

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

2nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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