Guadalajara

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
11/263
Details
Large apartment$466.86
Medium apartment$352.10
Rent index [score]1.00
Small apartment$237.33

Cost of Living

10
12/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.70
A Cappuccino$2.20
A beer$0.93
A kilogram of Apples$1.60
Bread$0.41
Inflation [score]0.96
Lunch$6.00
Monthly fitness club membership$38.00
Monthly public transport$24.00
Movie ticket$4.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$27.05

Startups

4
131/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.27
Meetups groups62
Meetups members15187
Number of investors12
Number of startup events in the last 12 months132
Number of upcoming meetup events10
Startup climate scene [score]0.43
Startup events10
Startup events34
Startup events [score]0.38
Startups [score]0.60
Total number of startups36

Venture Capital

3
123/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.34

Travel Connectivity

2
192/260
Details
Airport hub41
Airport hub [score]0.24
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.10

Commute

4
224/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Mexico/Guadalajara
Traffic handling [score]0.41

Business Freedom

6
196/259
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
158/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.45
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
114/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.75
Healthcare quality [score]0.76
Life expectancy (years)76.71
Life expectancy [score]0.60

Education

3
203/230
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)49
PISA ranking48
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.55
PISA reading (high school)48
PISA science (high school)51
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
240/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.34
Cleanliness [score]0.25
Drinking water quality [score]0.26
Urban greenery [score]0.32

Economy

3
216/258
Details
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
168/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.40
Income tax level [score]0.45
Profit tax (% of profit)0.52
Time overhead to file company taxes286
VAT (Sales Tax)0.16

Internet Access

4
197/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)16.72
Internet access (download) [score]0.40
Internet access (upload) [score]0.32
Upload speed (Mbps)6.75

Leisure & Culture

8
49/263
Details
Art galleries186
Art galleries [score]0.78
Cinemas127
Cinemas [score]0.85
Comedy clubs64
Comedy clubs [score]0.70
Concert venues163
Concerts [score]0.72
Historical sites90
Historical sites [score]0.85
Museums44
Museums [score]0.67
Performing art venues161
Performing arts [score]0.92
Sport venues158
Sports [score]0.82
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.85

Tolerance

5
198/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.61
LGBT Equality Index77.98
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.80
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]0.27

Outdoors

4
189/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.68
Median peak in meters1960.00
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 261 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)

$163$312
$237
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$38
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$21
Monthly public transport$24
Lunch$6
-68%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$23,040
Median salary
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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 197 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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