Galway

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
158/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1200.00
Rent index [score]0.64
Small apartment$920.00

Cost of Living

5
171/248
Details
5km taxi ride$8.80
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$2.90
A kilogram of Apples$2.10
Bread$0.98
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$77.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$75.71

Startups

3
231/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups23
Meetups members3569
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months78
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.29
Startup events17
Startup events [score]0.44
Startups [score]0.31
Total number of startups48

Venture Capital

3
135/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.28

Travel Connectivity

2
158/265
Details
Airport hub30
Airport hub [score]0.20
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.27

Commute

6
43/254
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.83

Business Freedom

8
137/263
Details
Business freedom79.60
Business freedom [score]0.76
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions72.10
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business5.00
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

9
33/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.80
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.98
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

7
121/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.55
Healthcare quality [score]0.65
Life expectancy (years)81.42
Life expectancy [score]0.88

Education

5
84/239
Details
Best university in rankingNational University of Ireland, Galway
Best university ranking225
Country mean scores in PISA math test505.18
Country mean scores in PISA reading test523.17
Country mean scores in PISA science test522.00
PISA math ranking (high school)15
PISA ranking9
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.87
PISA reading (high school)4
PISA science (high school)15
Percent of happy students0.81
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.13

Environmental Quality

8
64/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.99
Cleanliness [score]0.74
Drinking water quality [score]0.54
Urban greenery [score]0.96

Economy

8
3/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.72
GDP per capita$49194.77
GDP per capita [score]0.78

Taxation

6
51/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.87
Income tax level [score]0.36
Profit tax (% of profit)0.26
Time overhead to file company taxes82
VAT (Sales Tax)0.23

Internet Access

8
35/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)328.61
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]0.52
Upload speed (Mbps)12.27

Leisure & Culture

1
262/264
Details
Art galleries11
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas2
Cinemas [score]0.22
Comedy clubs [score]0.10
Concert venues13
Concerts [score]0.33
Historical sites9
Historical sites [score]0.12
Museums8
Museums [score]0.10
Performing art venues14
Performing arts [score]0.13
Sport venues2
Sports [score]0.10
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.18

Tolerance

9
24/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index85.91
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.88
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
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 legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.87

Outdoors

4
200/265
Details
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)4.00
Water access [score]0.74
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Costs of living

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Housing costs (USD)

$1,200$1,700
$1400
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$36
Monthly public transport$77
Lunch$13
-22%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Galway are above average. For this job type, Galway ranks 129th 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 Galway.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$42,091
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

20%
For annual salary of $40000
30%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

23%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

142/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

27/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.30
Guns per 100 people
0.80
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Galway in position 59 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Startup Visa

Start-up Entrepreneur Programme (STEP)
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo2 years
Preparing for STEP
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoNo1 year
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People in Galway

Population of Galway

70,700
771 /km²
154/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Galway

Demographics of Ireland

Median age
36
Elderly people
13%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$49,195
77/262
Unemployment
9%
206/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English
Irish Gaelic

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Software Engineer
12.50%
Business Analyst
6.25%
Mobile Developer
6.25%
Attorney
6.25%
Project Manager
6.25%
Web Developer
6.25%
Accountant
6.25%
Other
50.00%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

71

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Galway


Galway, or Gaillimh in Irish, with a population of over 70,000, is Ireland's fifth largest city and a major hub for visits to West Ireland. It has long been known as "The City of the Tribes" and this title could not be more appropriate these days, given the multicultural vibrancy of present-day Galway.

Galway, known as the City of the Tribes, is an important tourist centre and a gateway to the scenic areas of the county. Beginning in the 15th century, Galway was ruled by the leading fourteen merchant families, which were known as "tribes". The names of these mostly Anglo-Norman families were Athy, Blake, Bodkin, Browne, D'arcy, Deane, Font, ffrench, Joyce, Kirwan, Lynch, Martin, Morris, and Skerritt. Only two of the families were Celts.

The families built many castles throughout County Galway. Many streets and landmarks bear the names of these early "tribes".

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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

Ireland
13th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

17th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

51st

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

13th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

23rd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

13th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

18th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

17th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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