Cork

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
178/265
Details
Large apartment$1600.00
Medium apartment$1300.00
Rent index [score]0.59
Small apartment$1000.00

Cost of Living

5
189/245
Details
5km taxi ride$8.70
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$2.70
Bread$0.77
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$59.00
Monthly public transport$90.00
Movie ticket$9.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$89.71

Startups

4
145/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.32
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.19
Meetups groups34
Meetups members7501
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months135
Number of upcoming meetup events8
Startup climate scene [score]0.40
Startup events21
Startup events [score]0.46
Startups [score]0.47
Total number of startups80

Venture Capital

2
202/223
Details
Funding accelerator namesSynBio axlr8r
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.17

Travel Connectivity

2
157/265
Details
Airport hub30
Airport hub [score]0.20
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.27

Commute

5
141/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.56

Business Freedom

8
137/263
Details
Business freedom79.60
Business freedom [score]0.76
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions72.10
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business5.00
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

9
42/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.77
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.94
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

8
153/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.84
Healthcare quality [score]0.72
Life expectancy (years)81.42
Life expectancy [score]0.88

Education

5
88/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity College Cork
Best university ranking375
Country mean scores in PISA math test505.18
Country mean scores in PISA reading test523.17
Country mean scores in PISA science test522.00
PISA math ranking (high school)15
PISA ranking9
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.87
PISA reading (high school)4
PISA science (high school)15
Percent of happy students0.81
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

7
88/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.97
Cleanliness [score]0.64
Drinking water quality [score]0.83
Urban greenery [score]0.55

Economy

8
3/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.72
GDP per capita$49194.77
GDP per capita [score]0.78

Taxation

6
51/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.87
Income tax level [score]0.36
Profit tax (% of profit)0.26
Time overhead to file company taxes82
VAT (Sales Tax)0.23

Internet Access

10
3/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)94.59
Internet access (download) [score]0.99
Internet access (upload) [score]1.00
Upload speed (Mbps)55.63

Leisure & Culture

3
249/264
Details
Art galleries19
Art galleries [score]0.36
Cinemas8
Cinemas [score]0.26
Comedy clubs5
Comedy clubs [score]0.39
Concert venues26
Concerts [score]0.50
Historical sites2
Historical sites [score]0.23
Museums9
Museums [score]0.27
Performing art venues28
Performing arts [score]0.34
Sport venues11
Sports [score]0.22
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

8
47/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index85.91
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.88
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.82

Outdoors

1
258/265
Details
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)9.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Cork are in the 189th place of all 245 Teleport cities. Moving to Cork will very likely increase 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.

Housing costs (USD)

$1,400$1,800
$1600
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$59
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$40
Monthly public transport$90
Lunch$14
-19%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Cork are below average. For this job type, Cork ranks 140th for salaries among 265 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 Cork.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$39,852
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

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

Value added tax (VAT)

23%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

137/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

27/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.30
Guns per 100 people
2.28
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Cork in position 67 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Startup Visa

Start-up Entrepreneur Programme (STEP)
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo2 years
Preparing for STEP
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoNo1 year
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People in Cork

Population of Cork

190,400
1,548 /km²
87/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Cork

Demographics of Ireland

Median age
36
Elderly people
13%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$49,195
77/262
Unemployment
9%
206/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English
Irish Gaelic

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Teleport users who are      Cork

Work in:

Web Developer
20.00%
Attorney
6.67%
Marketing Manager
6.67%
Founder
6.67%
Architect
6.67%
Customer Support
6.67%
Project Manager
6.67%
Other
40.00%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

161

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Cork

Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) is situated on the banks of the River Lee in the south of Ireland. With a city population of 119,230 in 2011 it is the second largest city in the Republic, and the third largest in all of Ireland.

Cork is the anglicised version of the Irish word Corcaigh, which means marsh. The city centre was originally built on marshland and boats were able to navigate into the channels which separated the many islands. Many of the wider streets, such as St Patrick's Street, the South Mall and the Grand Parade, are actually built on former river channels. St Patrick's Street is Cork's commercial hub, and is known colloquially as either "Patrick Street" or "Pana".

The centre of the city forms an arrow-shaped island between the North and South channels of the River Lee. There are upwards of thirty bridges over the two channels. This, combined with the one-way traffic system, can make the centre a little bit confusing for first-time visitors. The River Lee flows from West to East, and outside of the centre, hills rise steeply to the Northside, while the Southside is that bit flatter but still hilly in parts. St. Anne's Church watches over Shandon, just to the North of the river. The University is about 2 km to the west of the centre.

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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

Ireland
13th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

17th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

51st

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

13th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

23rd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

13th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

18th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

17th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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