Karlsruhe

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
87/265
Details
Large apartment$940.00
Medium apartment$790.00
Rent index [score]0.80
Small apartment$650.00

Cost of Living

5
133/248
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$1.60
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.54
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$70.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.73

Startups

3
204/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.27
Meetups groups68
Meetups members13965
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months14
Number of upcoming meetup events18
Startup climate scene [score]0.36
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.23
Startups [score]0.40
Total number of startups43

Venture Capital

2
160/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.24

Travel Connectivity

5
66/265
Details
Airport hub80
Airport hub [score]0.41
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.55

Commute

5
151/254
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.94

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
153/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.56
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]0.84
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

8
34/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.97
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
69/239
Details
Best university in rankingKarlsruhe Institute of Technology
Best university ranking144
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
University quality [score]0.18

Environmental Quality

8
50/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.90
Cleanliness [score]0.68
Drinking water quality [score]0.97
Urban greenery [score]0.77

Economy

5
132/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
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]0.31
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes218
VAT (Sales Tax)0.19

Internet Access

5
162/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)49.79
Internet access (download) [score]0.72
Internet access (upload) [score]0.28
Upload speed (Mbps)5.94

Leisure & Culture

4
222/264
Details
Art galleries52
Art galleries [score]0.37
Cinemas11
Cinemas [score]0.30
Comedy clubs8
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues39
Concerts [score]0.38
Historical sites37
Historical sites [score]0.47
Museums20
Museums [score]0.33
Performing art venues31
Performing arts [score]0.26
Sport venues7
Sports [score]0.32
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.73

Tolerance

8
53/265
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]0.77

Outdoors

5
139/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters348.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)118.00
Water access [score]0.74
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Karlsruhe are in the 133rd place of all 248 Teleport cities. 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)

$750$830
$790
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$26
Monthly public transport$70
Lunch$13
-27%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Karlsruhe are above average. For this job type, Karlsruhe ranks 98th 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 Karlsruhe.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$50,534
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

21%
For annual salary of $40000
31%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

19%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

155/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

187/262
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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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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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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 Karlsruhe

Population of Karlsruhe

367,900
1,129 /km²
115/264
Density (people per unit of area)
3%
Growth in 2015-2020
Karlsruhe

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
20.00%
Mechanical Engineer
20.00%
Teacher
20.00%
Chemical Engineer
20.00%
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20.00%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

285

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe is a city on the Rhine in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. It is located in the north of the Black Forest, close to the French border. Karlsruhe is famous in Germany for both hosting two federal courts and being a major hub for science and technology. With 300,000 people, Karlsruhe is the largest city within 60 km. It is not usually visited by tourists from abroad, but is a relaxed and pleasant city to work and study in.

Currently the city centre is plagued by considerable construction sites for a tram subway ("Kombilösung") that is to be completed in 2017.

The city was founded in 1715 by Margrave Karl Wilhelm von Baden. The city was laid out on the drawing board. It consists of a central circle, containing the castle, and streets running towards the castle as radial "spokes". This pattern is still visible today. Due to the fan-like layout, Karlsruhe is known as the "fan city" (Fächerstadt).

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Good Country Index

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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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