Dresden

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
74/265
Details
Large apartment$900.00
Medium apartment$690.00
Rent index [score]0.84
Small apartment$480.00

Cost of Living

6
88/250
Details
5km taxi ride$2.30
A Cappuccino$2.70
A beer$0.76
A kilogram of Apples$2.10
Bread$0.43
Inflation [score]0.64
Lunch$9.40
Monthly fitness club membership$35.00
Monthly public transport$58.00
Movie ticket$9.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$49.57

Startups

2
232/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.18
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.20
Meetups groups41
Meetups members4874
Number of startup events in the last 12 months19
Number of upcoming meetup events14
Startup climate scene [score]0.41
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.29
Total number of startups45

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

4
113/265
Details
Airport hub18
Airport hub [score]0.16
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.55

Commute

5
135/252
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.83

Business Freedom

9
24/263
Details
Business freedom90.00
Business freedom [score]0.97
Freedom from corruption79.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.86
Lack of labor restrictions50.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.29
Time to open a business10.50
Time to open a business [score]0.89

Safety

9
47/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.89
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents30
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

8
34/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.97
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
76/239
Details
Best university in rankingTU Dresden
Best university ranking164
Country mean scores in PISA math test517.09
Country mean scores in PISA reading test507.68
Country mean scores in PISA science test524.12
PISA math ranking (high school)14
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)9
PISA science (high school)13
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.18
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.17
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12
University quality [score]0.16

Environmental Quality

8
55/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.70
Cleanliness [score]0.65
Drinking water quality [score]0.88
Urban greenery [score]0.98

Economy

5
132/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.90
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.34
GDP per capita$45888.42
GDP per capita [score]0.73

Taxation

4
203/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.33
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes218
VAT (Sales Tax)0.19

Internet Access

6
121/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)47.00
Internet access (download) [score]0.74
Internet access (upload) [score]0.41
Upload speed (Mbps)8.74

Leisure & Culture

7
93/264
Details
Art galleries61
Art galleries [score]0.58
Cinemas17
Cinemas [score]0.26
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.64
Concert venues80
Concerts [score]0.37
Historical sites74
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums60
Museums [score]0.63
Performing art venues53
Performing arts [score]0.46
Sport venues17
Sports [score]0.41
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.67

Tolerance

7
106/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.87
LGBT Equality Index85.45
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
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✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.61

Outdoors

5
139/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters361.30
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)116.00
Water access [score]0.74
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Dresden are in the 88th place of all 250 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)

$740$1,100
$900
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$35
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$26
Monthly public transport$58
Lunch$9
-42%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$36,232
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

21%
For annual salary of $40000
31%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

19%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

155/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

187/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.30
Guns per 100 people
1.01
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Dresden in position 37 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Dresden

Population of Dresden

630,800
1,094 /km²
119/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
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Demographics of Germany

Median age
47
Elderly people
22%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$45,888
96/262
Unemployment
5%
47/263

Languages

English proficiency score
62
120/228
Common spoken languages
German

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Customer Support
10.00%
Software Engineer
10.00%
Founder
6.67%
Teacher
6.67%
Physician
3.33%
Attorney
3.33%
Marketing Manager
3.33%
Other
56.67%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

298

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Dresden

Dresden is the capital of Saxony (Sachsen). It's often referred to locally as Elbflorenz, or "Florence on the Elbe", reflecting its location on the Elbe river and its historical role as a centre for arts and beautiful architecture - much like Florence in Italy. While Florence flourished during the early renaissance, the Golden Age of Dresden was in the 18th century when, under August the Strong and his son, Friedrich August II, Saxony was a rich and important state and the rulers invested in lush architectural projects in their capital and supported artists of worldwide renown.

Although Dresden suffered catastrophic damage from allied bombing in 1945 and then lost much of its remaining architectural heritage at the hands of the socialist city planners of the GDR era, the city managed to resurrect its charm by rebuilding the most important landmarks, culminating with the reconstruction of the famous Frauenkirche- completed just in time for the city's 800th birthday in 2006.

Today, Dresden remains a charming, relaxed and in many ways beautiful city and has become a very popular tourist destination, in addition to being a regional economic, political and academic centre. Dresden gets about ten million tourists a year, most from Germany, with the Czech Republic, the USA, Russia and Japan being the most frequent countries of origin of foreign visitors.

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Good Country Index

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Overall ranking

Germany
7th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

2nd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

44th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

17th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

30th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

7th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

11th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

13th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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