Florence

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
123/263
Details
Large apartment$1216.88
Medium apartment$939.98
Rent index [score]0.73
Small apartment$663.07

Cost of Living

3
243/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$1.70
A beer$1.60
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$0.63
Inflation [score]0.29
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$82.00
Monthly public transport$36.00
Movie ticket$9.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$81.72

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]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups8
Meetups members1331
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months52
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.25
Startup events1
Startup events8
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.39
Total number of startups31

Venture Capital

3
180/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.25

Travel Connectivity

5
77/260
Details
Airport hub78
Airport hub [score]0.38
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.52

Commute

6
30/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.76

Business Freedom

6
183/259
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

9
42/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.81
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]0.95
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

8
46/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.77
Healthcare quality [score]0.75
Life expectancy (years)82.69
Life expectancy [score]0.96

Education

5
137/230
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)28
PISA ranking27
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)24
PISA science (high school)29
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

7
103/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.64
Cleanliness [score]0.66
Drinking water quality [score]0.71
Urban greenery [score]0.83

Economy

3
222/258
Details
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
248/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.22
Income tax level [score]0.26
Profit tax (% of profit)0.62
Time overhead to file company taxes240
VAT (Sales Tax)0.22

Internet Access

4
184/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)11.77
Internet access (download) [score]0.29
Internet access (upload) [score]0.50
Upload speed (Mbps)11.51

Leisure & Culture

8
27/263
Details
Art galleries84
Art galleries [score]0.79
Cinemas51
Cinemas [score]0.34
Comedy clubs16
Comedy clubs [score]0.59
Concert venues79
Concerts [score]0.41
Historical sites95
Historical sites [score]0.86
Museums62
Museums [score]0.80
Performing art venues98
Performing arts [score]0.49
Sport venues43
Sports [score]0.44
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.26

Tolerance

6
166/264
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]0.41

Outdoors

2
232/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.26
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 most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the 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)

$804$1,076
$940
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$82
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$26
Monthly public transport$36
Lunch$14
-9%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$30,692
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 49 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassy of Afghanistan in Rome, Italy

Via Nomentana 120, 00161

Phone: (00) (39) (06) 8611009

Embassy of Italy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Great Massoud Road

Phone: (+93) 20 21 03 144,(+93) 20 21 03 844

Startup Visa

Startup Visa Italia
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo1 year
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People in Florence

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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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