Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
30/265
Details
Large apartment$670.00
Medium apartment$550.00
Rent index [score]0.93
Small apartment$430.00

Cost of Living

9
30/248
Details
5km taxi ride$3.60
A Cappuccino$2.40
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$1.10
Bread$0.24
Inflation [score]0.88
Lunch$6.30
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$50.00
Movie ticket$5.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$28.61

Startups

7
39/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups12
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.58
Coworking spaces [score]0.65
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co33
Meetups [score]0.82
Meetups groups200
Meetups members172481
Number of investors87
Number of startup events in the last 12 months327
Number of upcoming meetup events42
Startup climate scene [score]0.53
Startup events78
Startup events [score]0.63
Startups [score]0.81
Total number of startups792

Venture Capital

2
147/192
Details
Funding accelerator namesStartupbootcamp Istanbul
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.21

Travel Connectivity

6
45/266
Details
Airport hub242
Airport hub [score]1.00
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.17

Commute

4
213/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Turkey/İstanbul
Traffic handling [score]0.21

Business Freedom

6
197/264
Details
Business freedom65.40
Business freedom [score]0.47
Freedom from corruption45.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.38
Lack of labor restrictions48.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.25
Time to open a business6.50
Time to open a business [score]0.94

Safety

7
159/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.44
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents13
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.93
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

6
195/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.45
Healthcare quality [score]0.71
Life expectancy (years)75.75
Life expectancy [score]0.54

Education

2
200/240
Details
Best university in rankingKoç University
Best university ranking275
Country mean scores in PISA math test441.66
Country mean scores in PISA reading test475.49
Country mean scores in PISA science test463.41
PISA math ranking (high school)40
PISA ranking43
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.30
PISA reading (high school)38
PISA science (high school)42
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.42
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.26
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.06
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.04
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.02
University quality [score]0.13

Environmental Quality

3
226/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.39
Cleanliness [score]0.42
Drinking water quality [score]0.36
Urban greenery [score]0.20

Economy

4
202/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area3.53
Currency for urban areaTRY
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.49
GDP per capita$19610.44
GDP per capita [score]0.33

Taxation

4
160/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.59
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.41
Time overhead to file company taxes217
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

4
216/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)20.64
Internet access (download) [score]0.37
Internet access (upload) [score]0.33
Upload speed (Mbps)7.18

Leisure & Culture

10
1/264
Details
Art galleries237
Art galleries [score]1.00
Cinemas170
Cinemas [score]1.00
Comedy clubs193
Comedy clubs [score]1.00
Concert venues216
Concerts [score]1.00
Historical sites168
Historical sites [score]1.00
Museums165
Museums [score]1.00
Performing art venues188
Performing arts [score]1.00
Sport venues258
Sports [score]1.00
Zoos120
Zoos [score]0.99

Tolerance

4
247/266
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.09
LGBT Equality Index35.73
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.34
LGBT adoption rightsAmbiguous
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legalityUnknown
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityUnknown
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.44

Outdoors

6
48/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.26
Median peak in meters643.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)55.00
Water access [score]0.89
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