Krakow

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
55/263
Details
Large apartment$724.25
Medium apartment$582.64
Rent index [score]0.89
Small apartment$441.04

Cost of Living

9
33/261
Details
5km taxi ride$4.00
A Cappuccino$2.40
A beer$0.91
A kilogram of Apples$0.64
Bread$0.51
Inflation [score]0.87
Lunch$5.60
Monthly fitness club membership$28.00
Monthly public transport$25.00
Movie ticket$5.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$32.71

Startups

5
119/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.38
Meetups groups95
Meetups members35122
Number of investors14
Number of startup events in the last 12 months43
Number of upcoming meetup events28
Startup climate scene [score]0.51
Startup events6
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.30
Startups [score]0.60
Total number of startups134

Venture Capital

4
103/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesGammaRebels
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.36

Travel Connectivity

3
126/260
Details
Airport hub52
Airport hub [score]0.28
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.35

Commute

6
41/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Poland/Kraków
Traffic handling [score]0.81

Business Freedom

6
198/259
Details
Business freedom68.70
Business freedom [score]0.53
Freedom from corruption61.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.61
Lack of labor restrictions58.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.42
Time to open a business37.00
Time to open a business [score]0.58

Safety

9
44/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.75
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]1.00

Healthcare

7
115/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.80
Healthcare quality [score]0.67
Life expectancy (years)77.52
Life expectancy [score]0.65

Education

5
83/230
Details
Best university in rankingAGH University of Science and Technology
Best university ranking700
Country mean scores in PISA math test518.54
Country mean scores in PISA reading test518.19
Country mean scores in PISA science test525.82
PISA math ranking (high school)10
PISA ranking9
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.93
PISA reading (high school)9
PISA science (high school)9
Percent of happy students0.68
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.17
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

5
182/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.17
Cleanliness [score]0.63
Drinking water quality [score]0.61
Urban greenery [score]0.52

Economy

5
156/258
Details
Currency for urban areaPLN
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.54
GDP per capita$25105.40
GDP per capita [score]0.41

Taxation

5
99/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.61
Income tax level [score]0.40
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes271
VAT (Sales Tax)0.23

Internet Access

6
95/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)26.21
Internet access (download) [score]0.66
Internet access (upload) [score]0.53
Upload speed (Mbps)12.77

Leisure & Culture

8
40/263
Details
Art galleries82
Art galleries [score]0.60
Cinemas28
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs8
Comedy clubs [score]0.45
Concert venues57
Concerts [score]0.52
Historical sites82
Historical sites [score]0.85
Museums46
Museums [score]0.70
Performing art venues82
Performing arts [score]0.43
Sport venues12
Sports [score]0.38
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.63

Tolerance

5
209/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.42
LGBT Equality Index45.26
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.45
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.57

Outdoors

4
169/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.21
Median peak in meters378.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)218.00
Water access [score]0.65
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Kraków are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Kraków 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)

$360$523
$441
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$28
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$11
Monthly public transport$25
Lunch$6
-61%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$32,767
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

1.30
Guns per 100 people
0.26
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Krakow in position 73 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Warsaw, Poland

1, Goplanska Street, 02-954

Phone: (+48-22) 88 55 410

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

217

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Krakow

Kraków (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkrakuf]  listen ), also Cracow or Krakow (US English /ˈkrɑːk/, UK English /ˈkræk/), is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1795; the Free City of Kraków from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1998. It has been the capital of Lesser Poland Voivodeship since 1999.

The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second most important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being reported as a busy trading centre of Slavonic Europe in 965. With the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic in 1918 and throughout the 20th century, Kraków reaffirmed its role as a major national academic and artistic centre. The city has a population of approximately 760,000, with approximately 8 million additional people living within a 100 km (62 mi) radius of its main square.

After the invasion of Poland at the start of World War II, Kraków became the capital of Germany's General Government. The Jewish population of the city was forced into a walled zone known as the Kraków Ghetto, from which they were sent to German extermination camps such as the nearby Auschwitz never to return, and the Nazi concentration camps like Płaszów.

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