Curitiba

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
31/263
Details
Large apartment$556.89
Medium apartment$452.33
Rent index [score]0.94
Small apartment$347.77

Cost of Living

8
58/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.10
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.70
Bread$0.44
Inflation [score]0.79
Lunch$7.20
Monthly fitness club membership$38.00
Monthly public transport$54.00
Movie ticket$7.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$39.52

Startups

3
200/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups31
Meetups members6160
Number of investors8
Number of startup events in the last 12 months51
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.28
Startup events1
Startup events16
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.52
Total number of startups37

Venture Capital

1
221/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.15

Travel Connectivity

1
250/260
Details
Airport hub23
Airport hub [score]0.17

Commute

5
149/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Brazil/Curitiba
Traffic handling [score]0.61

Business Freedom

3
252/259
Details
Business freedom61.40
Business freedom [score]0.38
Freedom from corruption43.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.35
Lack of labor restrictions52.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.32
Time to open a business79.50
Time to open a business [score]0.10

Safety

6
191/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.26
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year21
Guns per 100 residents8
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.42
Lack of guns [score]0.96
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.69

Healthcare

6
217/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.60
Healthcare quality [score]0.55
Life expectancy (years)75.04
Life expectancy [score]0.50

Education

3
198/230
Details
Best university in rankingFederal University of Paraná (UFPR)
Best university ranking700
Country mean scores in PISA math test392.89
Country mean scores in PISA reading test410.12
Country mean scores in PISA science test404.71
PISA math ranking (high school)52
PISA ranking52
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.50
PISA reading (high school)50
PISA science (high school)53
Percent of happy students0.79
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.67
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.49
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.54
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

8
79/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.65
Cleanliness [score]0.84
Drinking water quality [score]0.76
Urban greenery [score]0.78

Economy

2
248/258
Details
Currency for urban areaBRL
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.17
GDP per capita$16096.32
GDP per capita [score]0.27

Taxation

3
226/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.10
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.68
Time overhead to file company taxes2038
VAT (Sales Tax)0.42

Internet Access

3
215/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)13.80
Internet access (download) [score]0.34
Internet access (upload) [score]0.27
Upload speed (Mbps)5.62

Leisure & Culture

7
63/263
Details
Art galleries113
Art galleries [score]0.85
Cinemas116
Cinemas [score]0.69
Comedy clubs117
Comedy clubs [score]0.81
Concert venues134
Concerts [score]0.77
Historical sites104
Historical sites [score]0.73
Museums83
Museums [score]0.71
Performing art venues94
Performing arts [score]0.84
Sport venues103
Sports [score]0.80
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.86

Tolerance

6
178/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.60
LGBT Equality Index74.64
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.76
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (6-month deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityVaries by Region
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.38

Outdoors

3
216/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.48
Median peak in meters1305.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)923.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Curitiba are in the 58th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Curitiba 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.

Housing costs (USD)

$271$424
$348
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$38
Movie ticket$7
Broadband internet connection$29
Monthly public transport$54
Lunch$7
-54%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$33,282
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

8
Guns per 100 people
21.20
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Curitiba in position 241 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

228

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Curitiba

Curitiba is the capital of Paraná, Brazil. If you're heading for Iguaçu Falls from Rio de Janeiro or São Paulo, it's worth stopping by for a day or two.

Curitiba is one of the largest cities in the prosperous Southern region, and its population is largely descended from German, Ukrainian, Russian, Italian and Polish immigrants. The city is known to urban planners worldwide for its innovative public transit system.

There is a great cidade velha (old city) in the center which is in a very good state, considering its 319 years. There is a huge arts and crafts fair every Sunday in the old city that is well worth visiting.

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