Hamburg

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
149/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Rent index [score]0.71
Small apartment$740.00

Cost of Living

5
176/250
Details
5km taxi ride$8.90
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.50
Bread$1.40
Inflation [score]0.47
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$53.00
Monthly public transport$94.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.97

Startups

5
90/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups8
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.38
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.64
Meetups groups190
Meetups members62147
Number of investors51
Number of startup events in the last 12 months306
Number of upcoming meetup events106
Startup climate scene [score]0.59
Startup events83
Startup events [score]0.67
Startups [score]0.67
Total number of startups328

Venture Capital

7
41/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesHackFWD
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.67

Travel Connectivity

6
46/265
Details
Airport hub90
Airport hub [score]0.43
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.73

Commute

6
30/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Germany/Hamburg
Traffic handling [score]0.85

Business Freedom

9
24/263
Details
Business freedom90.00
Business freedom [score]0.97
Freedom from corruption79.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.86
Lack of labor restrictions50.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.29
Time to open a business10.50
Time to open a business [score]0.89

Safety

7
161/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.52
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents30
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

8
41/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.93
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

4
120/239
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test517.09
Country mean scores in PISA reading test507.68
Country mean scores in PISA science test524.12
PISA math ranking (high school)14
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)9
PISA science (high school)13
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.18
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.17
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12

Environmental Quality

8
40/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.79
Cleanliness [score]0.77
Drinking water quality [score]0.87
Urban greenery [score]0.93

Economy

5
132/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.94
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.34
GDP per capita$45888.42
GDP per capita [score]0.73

Taxation

4
203/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes218
VAT (Sales Tax)0.19

Internet Access

6
111/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)45.61
Internet access (download) [score]0.73
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)9.74

Leisure & Culture

6
107/264
Details
Art galleries96
Art galleries [score]0.61
Cinemas92
Cinemas [score]0.49
Comedy clubs62
Comedy clubs [score]0.80
Concert venues119
Concerts [score]0.65
Historical sites176
Historical sites [score]0.67
Museums99
Museums [score]0.59
Performing art venues101
Performing arts [score]0.64
Sport venues110
Sports [score]0.64
Zoos16
Zoos [score]0.81

Tolerance

8
72/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.87
LGBT Equality Index85.45
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.74

Outdoors

5
103/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters72.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)24.00
Water access [score]0.90
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Hamburg are in the 176th place of all 250 Teleport cities and the third most expensive in Germany. 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)

$1,200$1,500
$1400
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$53
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$25
Monthly public transport$94
Lunch$11
-26%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Hamburg are above average. For this job type, Hamburg ranks 112th 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 Hamburg.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$47,673
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.30
Guns per 100 people
1.01
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Hamburg in position 165 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany

Liebfrauenweg 1A, 53125 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49 228 251 927

Embassy of Germany in Kabul, Afghanistan

Wazir Akbar Khan, Mena 6 , P.O. Box 83, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: calls from Germany,w,ldwide: + 93 (0) 20 - 210 15 12,calls from Afghanistan: (020) - 210 15 12

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People in Hamburg

Population of Hamburg

6,067,400
428 /km²
204/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Hamburg

Demographics of Germany

Median age
47
Elderly people
22%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$45,888
96/262
Unemployment
5%
47/263

Languages

English proficiency score
62
120/228
Common spoken languages
German

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Software Engineer
7.52%
Web Developer
3.76%
Founder
3.76%
Operations Manager
3.01%
Marketing Manager
3.01%
Teacher
3.01%
Graphic Designer
3.01%
Other
72.93%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

13

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Hamburg

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On living in Hamburg


The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg) is Germany's second-largest city and, at the same time, one of Germany's 16 federal states or Bundesländer. Prior to the formation of the modern German state, Hamburg for centuries enjoyed a status as de facto independent city state and regional power and trade hub in the North Sea. Although situated over 100 kms from the North Sea down the Elbe river, Hamburg has been one of Europe's most important ports for centuries, as reflected in its full name referencing the Hanseatic League. The city was built upon a number of islands formed by the wide river and its larger and smaller tributaries, and a huge part of its southern half is still occupied by the massive port.

With a tumultous history preserved in more than just the ancient name, Hamburg grew to become one of Germany's most affluent cities, today hosting almost 1.8 million inhabitants and forming a metropolitan centre for many smaller cities and towns in neighbouring federal states. Its riverine location allows it to compete with Amsterdam or Venice with the number of canals, most of which (Called "Fleet" or "Brook") are actually former small rivers and streams regulated to allow the sprawling city to expand over their banks. And on top of that, Hamburg has more bridges (over 2,300) than Amsterdam, Venice AND London combined. There is plenty to enjoy in Hamburg, both in terms of views, culture and the general high standard of living Hamburg grew to be known for.

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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

Germany
7th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

2nd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

44th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

17th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

30th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

7th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

11th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

13th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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