Dusseldorf

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
161/265
Details
Large apartment$1600.00
Medium apartment$1200.00
Rent index [score]0.63
Small apartment$820.00

Cost of Living

5
170/248
Details
5km taxi ride$13.00
A Cappuccino$3.50
A beer$1.00
A kilogram of Apples$2.70
Bread$0.92
Inflation [score]0.51
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$81.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.92

Startups

3
184/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.39
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co11
Meetups [score]0.66
Meetups groups196
Meetups members76896
Number of investors20
Number of startup events in the last 12 months185
Number of upcoming meetup events120
Startup climate scene [score]0.60
Startup events86
Startup events [score]0.65
Startups [score]0.48
Total number of startups83

Venture Capital

2
139/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.22

Travel Connectivity

7
24/266
Details
Airport hub169
Airport hub [score]0.73
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.61

Commute

5
110/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.73

Business Freedom

9
24/264
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]0.28
Time to open a business10.50
Time to open a business [score]0.89

Safety

8
72/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.80
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]0.84
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

9
103/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.87
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

4
121/240
Details
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

Environmental Quality

7
88/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.69
Cleanliness [score]0.78
Drinking water quality [score]0.71
Urban greenery [score]0.77

Economy

5
133/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
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
204/266
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
113/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)47.67
Internet access (download) [score]0.76
Internet access (upload) [score]0.38
Upload speed (Mbps)8.43

Leisure & Culture

5
191/264
Details
Art galleries82
Art galleries [score]0.55
Cinemas30
Cinemas [score]0.38
Comedy clubs30
Comedy clubs [score]0.65
Concert venues81
Concerts [score]0.43
Historical sites130
Historical sites [score]0.40
Museums50
Museums [score]0.54
Performing art venues81
Performing arts [score]0.46
Sport venues36
Sports [score]0.58
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.71

Tolerance

8
77/266
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]0.70

Outdoors

5
87/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.13
Median peak in meters151.25
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)45.00
Water access [score]0.94
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Düsseldorf are in the 170th place of all 248 Teleport cities and the third most expensive in Germany. 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)

$1,100$1,300
$1200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$34
Monthly public transport$81
Lunch$14
-28%
compared to
San Francisco

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

155/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

188/263

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Düsseldorf (; German: [ˈdʏsl̩dɔɐ̯f] ( listen), Low Franconian, Ripuarian: Düsseldörp [ˈdʏsl̩dœɐ̯p]), often Dusseldorf in English sources, is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the seventh most populous city in Germany. Düsseldorf is an international business and financial centre, renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. The city is headquarters to one Fortune Global 500 and two DAX companies. Messe Düsseldorf organises nearly one fifth of premier trade shows.

Düsseldorf is known for its academy of fine arts (Joseph Beuys, Emanuel Leutze, August Macke, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, and Andreas Gursky), its pioneering influence on electronic/experimental music (Kraftwerk) and its Japanese community. On the river Rhine, Düsseldorf holds Rhenish Carnival celebrations every year in February / March. It is one of the central cities of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area. Mercer's 2012 Quality of Living survey ranked Düsseldorf the sixth most livable city in the world.

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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

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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