Dresden

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
73/263
Details
Large apartment$891.83
Medium apartment$691.22
Rent index [score]0.85
Small apartment$490.60

Cost of Living

6
98/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.20
A Cappuccino$2.80
A beer$0.71
A kilogram of Apples$2.50
Bread$0.49
Inflation [score]0.60
Lunch$8.50
Monthly fitness club membership$35.00
Monthly public transport$64.00
Movie ticket$9.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$51.87

Startups

2
241/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.17
Meetups groups31
Meetups members2991
Number of startup events in the last 12 months9
Number of upcoming meetup events15
Startup climate scene [score]0.16
Startup events1
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.32
Total number of startups46

Venture Capital

3
125/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

3
111/260
Details
Airport hub18
Airport hub [score]0.15
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.55

Commute

6
38/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.82

Business Freedom

9
24/259
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
29/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.95
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]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.92

Healthcare

8
32/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.97
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
60/230
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)12
PISA ranking14
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.91
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)11
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
67/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.77
Cleanliness [score]0.60
Drinking water quality [score]0.88
Urban greenery [score]0.88

Economy

5
130/258
Details
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
199/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes218
VAT (Sales Tax)0.19

Internet Access

6
107/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)45.84
Internet access (download) [score]0.74
Internet access (upload) [score]0.40
Upload speed (Mbps)8.60

Leisure & Culture

7
97/263
Details
Art galleries60
Art galleries [score]0.59
Cinemas17
Cinemas [score]0.26
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.64
Concert venues75
Concerts [score]0.36
Historical sites76
Historical sites [score]0.70
Museums59
Museums [score]0.63
Performing art venues51
Performing arts [score]0.47
Sport venues18
Sports [score]0.40
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.66

Tolerance

7
87/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.87
LGBT Equality Index85.92
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.88
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ 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]0.49

Outdoors

5
128/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters367.00
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 98th 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)

$429$552
$491
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$35
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$26
Monthly public transport$64
Lunch$9
-38%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$35,699
Median salary
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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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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany

Liebfrauenweg 1A, 53125 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49 228 251 927

Embassy of Germany in Kabul, Afghanistan

Wazir Akbar Khan, Mena 6 , P.O. Box 83, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: calls from Germany,w,ldwide: + 93 (0) 20 - 210 15 12,calls from Afghanistan: (020) - 210 15 12

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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 the German federal state of Saxony (Freistaat 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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