Karlsruhe

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
113/263
Details
Large apartment$1112.03
Medium apartment$877.68
Rent index [score]0.73
Small apartment$643.33

Cost of Living

5
144/261
Details
5km taxi ride$8.90
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$1.00
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$0.90
Inflation [score]0.51
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$44.00
Monthly public transport$62.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$70.82

Startups

3
210/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.20
Meetups groups38
Meetups members6817
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months5
Number of upcoming meetup events8
Startup climate scene [score]0.25
Startup events1
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.43
Total number of startups46

Venture Capital

1
224/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

6
41/260
Details
Airport hub80
Airport hub [score]0.41
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.77

Commute

5
62/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.81

Business Freedom

9
24/259
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
144/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.57
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]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.92

Healthcare

8
32/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.97
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
53/230
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)12
PISA ranking14
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.91
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)11
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

9
39/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.90
Cleanliness [score]0.64
Drinking water quality [score]0.93
Urban greenery [score]0.94

Economy

5
130/258
Details
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
199/260
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

5
166/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)37.18
Internet access (download) [score]0.66
Internet access (upload) [score]0.25
Upload speed (Mbps)5.38

Leisure & Culture

4
225/263
Details
Art galleries49
Art galleries [score]0.37
Cinemas11
Cinemas [score]0.30
Comedy clubs8
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues40
Concerts [score]0.37
Historical sites37
Historical sites [score]0.47
Museums19
Museums [score]0.33
Performing art venues30
Performing arts [score]0.25
Sport venues6
Sports [score]0.32
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.73

Tolerance

6
145/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.87
LGBT Equality Index85.92
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.88
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ 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]0.34

Outdoors

5
131/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.20
Median peak in meters339.00
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 144th place of all 261 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)

$796$960
$878
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$44
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$26
Monthly public transport$62
Lunch$11
-29%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$51,566
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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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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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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