Guadalajara

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
11/265
Details
Large apartment$450.00
Medium apartment$360.00
Rent index [score]0.99
Small apartment$260.00

Cost of Living

10
13/250
Details
5km taxi ride$3.20
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$0.98
A kilogram of Apples$1.70
Bread$0.93
Inflation [score]0.95
Lunch$5.90
Monthly fitness club membership$30.00
Monthly public transport$22.00
Movie ticket$3.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$28.26

Startups

4
130/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.59
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.32
Meetups groups81
Meetups members21166
Number of investors12
Number of startup events in the last 12 months270
Number of upcoming meetup events13
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events17
Startup events [score]0.43
Startups [score]0.61
Total number of startups34

Venture Capital

1
214/221
Details
Venture capital [score]0.13

Travel Connectivity

2
197/265
Details
Airport hub41
Airport hub [score]0.25
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

4
189/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Mexico/Guadalajara
Traffic handling [score]0.31

Business Freedom

6
200/263
Details
Business freedom70.70
Business freedom [score]0.57
Freedom from corruption35.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.24
Lack of labor restrictions58.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.42
Time to open a business8.40
Time to open a business [score]0.92

Safety

7
179/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.40
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year8
Guns per 100 residents15
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.79
Lack of guns [score]0.93
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.86

Healthcare

7
117/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.74
Healthcare quality [score]0.77
Life expectancy (years)76.71
Life expectancy [score]0.60

Education

1
211/239
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test413.57
Country mean scores in PISA reading test423.55
Country mean scores in PISA science test414.92
PISA math ranking (high school)44
PISA ranking46
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.24
PISA reading (high school)41
PISA science (high school)46
Percent of happy students0.89
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.55
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.41
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.47
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00

Environmental Quality

3
234/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.34
Cleanliness [score]0.27
Drinking water quality [score]0.27
Urban greenery [score]0.33

Economy

3
219/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area17.72
Currency for urban areaMXN
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.40
GDP per capita$17880.51
GDP per capita [score]0.30

Taxation

4
160/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.40
Income tax level [score]0.47
Profit tax (% of profit)0.52
Time overhead to file company taxes286
VAT (Sales Tax)0.16

Internet Access

6
134/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)33.86
Internet access (download) [score]0.63
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)10.54

Leisure & Culture

8
45/264
Details
Art galleries174
Art galleries [score]0.77
Cinemas164
Cinemas [score]0.85
Comedy clubs67
Comedy clubs [score]0.70
Concert venues200
Concerts [score]0.73
Historical sites122
Historical sites [score]0.86
Museums73
Museums [score]0.67
Performing art venues186
Performing arts [score]0.92
Sport venues159
Sports [score]0.82
Zoos7
Zoos [score]0.86

Tolerance

8
67/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.61
LGBT Equality Index77.98
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.79
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consentAmbiguous
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.83

Outdoors

4
203/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.61
Median peak in meters1985.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)1597.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Guadalajara are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Guadalajara will very likely decrease 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)

$200$320
$260
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$30
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$21
Monthly public transport$22
Lunch$6
-68%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Guadalajara are low. For this job type, Guadalajara ranks 221st 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 Guadalajara.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$24,252
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

20%
For annual salary of $40000
26%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

16%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

77/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

223/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

15
Guns per 100 people
7.64
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Guadalajara in position 206 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Guadalajara

Population of Guadalajara

3,622,600
5,963 /km²
14/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Guadalajara

Demographics of Mexico

Median age
28
Elderly people
7%
Life expectancy at birth
76
GDP per capita (in USD)
$17,881
205/262
Unemployment
4%
33/263

Languages

English proficiency score
50
205/228
Common spoken languages
Spanish

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Web Developer
8.33%
Retired
2.78%
Data Scientist
2.78%
Systems Administrator
2.78%
Software Engineer
2.78%
Research Scientist
2.78%
Graphic Designer
2.78%
Other
75.00%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

277.1

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Guadalajara

Guadalajara is the capital of the central state of Jalisco in Mexico, and the second-largest city in the country, with about a million and a half citizens (known as "Tapatíos"). It is considered a colonial city, though much of its architecture dates from the independence period. Although it has a far more relaxed feel than Mexico City, the city center can still seem a bit stuffy and dusty, especially during rush hour when the sun is out. All in all, however, it is a lovely city and contains many nice areas for walking, not just in the center.

Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city, and one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. This growth has been driven in part by the booming electronics industry in the industrial outskirts of the city. Other important and growing industries are pharmaceuticals, food processing, and fashion.

Guadalajara proper is divided into four districts corresponding approximately to the northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast quarters of the city. At the center of everything is the main area of interest to tourists, the Centro Histórico, or the historic downtown. Most of your time will probably be spent here. It is filled with colonial-era buildings and, famously, also boasts several important mural paintings by Jalisco-born José Clemente Orozco, one of Mexico's most important artists.

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Good Country Index

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Overall ranking

Mexico
73rd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

69th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

84th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

90th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

36th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

85th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

83rd

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

92nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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