Delhi

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
16/264
Details
Large apartment$449.76
Medium apartment$360.00
Rent index [score]0.97
Small apartment$270.24

Cost of Living

10
10/250
Details
5km taxi ride$1.20
A Cappuccino$2.10
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.10
Bread$0.26
Inflation [score]0.98
Lunch$5.10
Monthly fitness club membership$30.00
Monthly public transport$18.00
Movie ticket$4.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$21.80

Startups

9
11/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups65
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.88
Coworking spaces [score]0.76
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.67
Meetups groups198
Meetups members65856
Number of startup events in the last 12 months443
Number of upcoming meetup events42
Startup climate scene [score]0.87
Startup events25
Startup events [score]0.50
Startups [score]1.00
Total number of startups2105

Venture Capital

9
14/226
Details
Venture capital [score]0.90

Travel Connectivity

6
51/265
Details
Airport hub97
Airport hub [score]0.46
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.67

Commute

4
198/247
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/India/Delhi
Traffic handling [score]0.20

Business Freedom

4
243/263
Details
Business freedom47.60
Business freedom [score]0.10
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions47.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.24
Time to open a business26.00
Time to open a business [score]0.71

Safety

7
181/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.32
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.99

Healthcare

4
251/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.58
Healthcare quality [score]0.48
Life expectancy (years)68.31
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

1
226/238
Details
Best university in rankingIndian Institute of Technology Delhi
Best university ranking450
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

2
251/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.10
Cleanliness [score]0.20
Drinking water quality [score]0.18
Urban greenery [score]0.44

Economy

6
106/262
Details
Currency for urban areaINR
GDP growth rate0.07
GDP growth rate [score]1.00
GDP per capita$5855.31
GDP per capita [score]0.11

Taxation

3
224/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.24
Income tax level [score]0.46
Profit tax (% of profit)0.61
Time overhead to file company taxes241
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

3
230/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.09
Internet access (download) [score]0.20
Internet access (upload) [score]0.35
Upload speed (Mbps)7.55

Leisure & Culture

6
137/263
Details
Art galleries94
Art galleries [score]0.51
Cinemas157
Cinemas [score]0.63
Comedy clubs15
Comedy clubs [score]0.58
Concert venues87
Concerts [score]0.47
Historical sites96
Historical sites [score]0.75
Museums43
Museums [score]0.39
Performing art venues106
Performing arts [score]0.48
Sport venues57
Sports [score]0.47
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.59

Tolerance

4
237/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index24.03
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.21
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
LGBT housing discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.64

Outdoors

1
256/264
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)229.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Delhi are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 250 Teleport cities and the second most expensive in India. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Delhi 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$449
$360
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$30
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$20
Monthly public transport$18
Lunch$5
-72%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Delhi are very low. For this job type, Delhi ranks 243rd 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 Delhi.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$14,764
Median salary
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5
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.20
Guns per 100 people
0.28
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Delhi in position 227 of 263 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in New Delhi, India

Plot No. 5, Block 50F, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, 10021

Phone: +91-11-26883601

Consulate of India in Herat, Afghanistan

Herat, Afghanistan

Phone: 00-93-40-221145 (General)

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People in Delhi

Population of Delhi

10,927,986
7,355 /km²
9/264
Density (people per unit of area)
10%
Growth in 2015-2020
Delhi

Demographics of India

Median age
28
Elderly people
6%
Life expectancy at birth
69
GDP per capita (in USD)
$5,855
250/262
Unemployment
8%
187/263

Languages

English proficiency score
57
150/227
Common spoken languages
English
Hindi

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Work in:

Founder
8.33%
Marketing Manager
7.29%
Software Engineer
6.25%
Graphic Designer
4.17%
IT Manager
4.17%
Administrative Assistant
3.13%
Product Manager
3.13%
Other
63.54%

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LGBT rights in Delhi

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.6

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Delhi

Delhi (Hindi: दिल्ली, Urdu: دلّی) is India's capital and seat of government. It forms the National Capital Territory of Delhi, rather than being part of a state. Delhi is one of India's largest cities, and the core of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, with over 21 million inhabitants. Within India it is a major center of arts, commerce, education, tourism, and transit. As the capital of several empires over the last 1000 years, Delhi also contains a striking array of well-preserved historic sites for the tourist to visit.

With evidence of continuous settlement dating back to the 6th Century BC, Delhi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Thought to have been built and destroyed eleven times, evidence of at least eight distinct settlements can still be seen in Delhi. The most well-preserved historic sites are from the period of Muslim rule, between 1193 and the 1700s.

The legendary city of Indraprastha from the epic Mahabharata is said to have been situated where Delhi now lies, but no remains of it have been found.

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