Florence

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
116/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$920.00
Rent index [score]0.73
Small apartment$650.00

Cost of Living

5
166/250
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$1.60
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$2.00
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$71.00
Monthly public transport$40.00
Movie ticket$8.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$77.62

Startups

3
221/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups9
Meetups members1570
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months83
Startup climate scene [score]0.25
Startup events6
Startup events [score]0.28
Startups [score]0.39
Total number of startups33

Venture Capital

3
172/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.27

Travel Connectivity

5
75/265
Details
Airport hub78
Airport hub [score]0.39
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.54

Commute

6
25/251
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.77

Business Freedom

6
186/263
Details
Business freedom70.30
Business freedom [score]0.57
Freedom from corruption43.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.35
Lack of labor restrictions53.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.33
Time to open a business6.50
Time to open a business [score]0.94

Safety

8
76/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.71
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents12
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

8
67/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.73
Life expectancy (years)82.69
Life expectancy [score]0.96

Education

4
154/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Florence
Best university ranking450
Country mean scores in PISA math test490.67
Country mean scores in PISA reading test489.75
Country mean scores in PISA science test493.54
PISA math ranking (high school)22
PISA ranking26
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.71
PISA reading (high school)23
PISA science (high school)25
Percent of happy students0.74
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.25
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.07
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.06
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

6
143/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.52
Cleanliness [score]0.63
Drinking water quality [score]0.62
Urban greenery [score]0.78

Economy

3
226/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.93
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate-0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.10
GDP per capita$35486.17
GDP per capita [score]0.57

Taxation

2
253/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.22
Income tax level [score]0.24
Profit tax (% of profit)0.62
Time overhead to file company taxes240
VAT (Sales Tax)0.22

Internet Access

7
31/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)74.64
Internet access (download) [score]0.91
Internet access (upload) [score]0.56
Upload speed (Mbps)13.23

Leisure & Culture

8
26/264
Details
Art galleries85
Art galleries [score]0.80
Cinemas51
Cinemas [score]0.34
Comedy clubs16
Comedy clubs [score]0.60
Concert venues79
Concerts [score]0.41
Historical sites94
Historical sites [score]0.86
Museums58
Museums [score]0.79
Performing art venues100
Performing arts [score]0.48
Sport venues43
Sports [score]0.44
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.29

Tolerance

7
139/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.74
LGBT Equality Index72.68
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.74
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.64

Outdoors

2
239/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.24
Median peak in meters554.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)50.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Florence are in the 166th place of all 250 Teleport cities and the second most expensive in Italy. 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)

$590$710
$650
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$71
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$26
Monthly public transport$40
Lunch$14
-26%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Florence are below average. For this job type, Florence ranks 183rd 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 Florence.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$30,878
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

11.90
Guns per 100 people
1.31
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Florence in position 88 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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Startup Visa

Startup Visa Italia
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo1 year
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People in Florence

Population of Florence

485,400
1,614 /km²
83/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Florence

Demographics of Italy

Median age
45
Elderly people
21%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$35,486
153/262
Unemployment
12%
233/263

Languages

English proficiency score
55
167/228
Common spoken languages
Italian

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Work in:

Software Engineer
11.11%
Founder
7.41%
Marketing Manager
5.56%
Web Developer
4.63%
Project Manager
2.78%
Teacher
2.78%
Copywriter
2.78%
Other
62.96%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

282

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Florence

4:35 36 Hours in Florence, Italy | The New York Times

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On living in Florence

Florence (Italian: Firenze) is the capital of the region of Tuscany in Italy, with a population of about 366,500. The city is a cultural, artistic and architectural gem. The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence was the home to powerful families, creative geniuses and scientific masterminds who left their legacies in the city's many museums and art galleries.

Politically, economically, and culturally Florence was the most important city in Europe for around 250 years, from some time before 1300 until the early 1500s.

Florentines reinvented money, in the form of the gold florin. This currency was the engine that drove Europe out of the "Dark Ages", a term invented by Petrarch, a Florentine whose family had been exiled to Arezzo. They financed the development of industry all over Europe, from Britain to Bruges, Lyon and Hungary. They financed the English kings during the Hundred Years' War. They financed the papacy, including the construction of the papal palace in Avignon and the reconstruction of St. Peter's and the Vatican when the papacy returned to Rome from the "Babylonian captivity".

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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

Italy
17th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

16th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

74th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

5th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

42nd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

24th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

40th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

20th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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