Dusseldorf

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
183/263
Details
Large apartment$1554.74
Medium apartment$1190.71
Rent index [score]0.59
Small apartment$826.69

Cost of Living

3
248/261
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$3.00
Bread$1.40
Inflation [score]0.26
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$54.00
Monthly public transport$85.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$87.10

Startups

4
149/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.59
Meetups groups185
Meetups members36624
Number of investors20
Number of startup events in the last 12 months76
Number of upcoming meetup events40
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events14
Startup events19
Startup events [score]0.43
Startups [score]0.48
Total number of startups73

Venture Capital

2
200/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.20

Travel Connectivity

6
32/260
Details
Airport hub169
Airport hub [score]0.73
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.55

Commute

5
145/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.67

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

8
69/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.82
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
85/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.64
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
144/230
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)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

Environmental Quality

7
105/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.68
Cleanliness [score]0.72
Drinking water quality [score]0.67
Urban greenery [score]0.76

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

7
55/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)48.03
Internet access (download) [score]0.90
Internet access (upload) [score]0.40
Upload speed (Mbps)8.90

Leisure & Culture

5
186/263
Details
Art galleries82
Art galleries [score]0.55
Cinemas30
Cinemas [score]0.38
Comedy clubs30
Comedy clubs [score]0.65
Concert venues82
Concerts [score]0.43
Historical sites129
Historical sites [score]0.42
Museums49
Museums [score]0.53
Performing art venues81
Performing arts [score]0.49
Sport venues37
Sports [score]0.58
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.73

Tolerance

6
131/264
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]0.36

Outdoors

5
82/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.14
Median peak in meters165.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)45.00
Water access [score]0.94
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Düsseldorf are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Germany. Moving to Düsseldorf will very likely increase 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)

$1,395$1,715
$1555
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$54
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$34
Monthly public transport$85
Lunch$15
-6%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$45,836
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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The overall crime rate puts Dusseldorf in position 48 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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On living in Dusseldorf

Düsseldorf (German: [ˈdʏsl̩dɔɐ̯f], Low Franconian, Ripuarian: Düsseldörp [ˈdʏsl̩dœɐ̯p]) 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. Mercer's 2012 Quality of Living survey ranked Düsseldorf the sixth most livable city in the world.

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