Cork

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
169/263
Details
Large apartment$1408.20
Medium apartment$1122.92
Rent index [score]0.65
Small apartment$837.64

Cost of Living

5
179/261
Details
5km taxi ride$8.80
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$2.70
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.58
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$51.00
Monthly public transport$88.00
Movie ticket$9.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$77.27

Startups

4
173/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.17
Meetups groups26
Meetups members5133
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months52
Number of upcoming meetup events3
Startup climate scene [score]0.31
Startup events7
Startup events21
Startup events [score]0.32
Startups [score]0.48
Total number of startups84

Venture Capital

3
155/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesSynBio axlr8r
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.29

Travel Connectivity

2
155/260
Details
Airport hub30
Airport hub [score]0.20
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.27

Commute

5
182/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.54

Business Freedom

8
136/259
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
36/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.79
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

7
106/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.59
Healthcare quality [score]0.71
Life expectancy (years)81.42
Life expectancy [score]0.88

Education

5
88/230
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)16
PISA ranking13
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.91
PISA reading (high school)8
PISA science (high school)13
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
115/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.96
Cleanliness [score]0.53
Drinking water quality [score]0.76
Urban greenery [score]0.49

Economy

7
4/258
Details
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
51/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.87
Income tax level [score]0.37
Profit tax (% of profit)0.26
Time overhead to file company taxes82
VAT (Sales Tax)0.23

Internet Access

5
128/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)31.60
Internet access (download) [score]0.61
Internet access (upload) [score]0.47
Upload speed (Mbps)10.45

Leisure & Culture

2
256/263
Details
Art galleries19
Art galleries [score]0.36
Cinemas8
Cinemas [score]0.26
Comedy clubs5
Comedy clubs [score]0.40
Concert venues25
Concerts [score]0.50
Historical sites1
Historical sites [score]0.10
Museums9
Museums [score]0.26
Performing art venues28
Performing arts [score]0.35
Sport venues10
Sports [score]0.20
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

6
139/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index86.84
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ 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]0.34

Outdoors

1
252/260
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 179th place of all 261 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)

$982$1,264
$1123
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$51
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$40
Monthly public transport$88
Lunch$14
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Cork are below average. For this job type, Cork ranks 139th 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 Cork.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$40,730
Median salary
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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 57 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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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

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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 the country. With a city population of 119,230 in 2011 it is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, 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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