La Paz

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
24/263
Details
Large apartment$528.19
Medium apartment$411.32
Rent index [score]0.95
Small apartment$294.45

Cost of Living

9
32/261
Details
5km taxi ride$3.50
A Cappuccino$2.90
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$1.80
Bread$0.24
Inflation [score]0.88
Lunch$4.10
Monthly fitness club membership$46.00
Monthly public transport$30.00
Movie ticket$5.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$28.48

Startups

1
258/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups6
Meetups members543
Number of startup events in the last 12 months6
Startup climate scene [score]0.12
Startup events1
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.10
Total number of startups4

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
227/260
Details
Airport hub16
Airport hub [score]0.14
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

4
244/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Bolivia/La_Paz
Traffic handling [score]0.10

Business Freedom

4
245/259
Details
Business freedom58.80
Business freedom [score]0.33
Freedom from corruption35.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.24
Lack of labor restrictions31.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.10
Time to open a business45.00
Time to open a business [score]0.48

Safety

6
183/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.31
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents3
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.98
Lack of guns [score]0.99
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.99

Healthcare

4
250/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.69
Healthcare quality [score]0.26
Life expectancy (years)70.68
Life expectancy [score]0.24

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

1
263/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.10
Cleanliness [score]0.21
Drinking water quality [score]0.10
Urban greenery [score]0.10

Economy

5
168/258
Details
Currency for urban areaBOB
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.79
GDP per capita$6220.93
GDP per capita [score]0.12

Taxation

5
140/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.10
Income tax level [score]0.84
Profit tax (% of profit)0.84
Time overhead to file company taxes1025

Internet Access

2
255/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)4.81
Internet access (download) [score]0.10
Internet access (upload) [score]0.25
Upload speed (Mbps)5.31

Leisure & Culture

2
259/263
Details
Art galleries32
Art galleries [score]0.23
Cinemas18
Cinemas [score]0.37
Comedy clubs3
Comedy clubs [score]0.56
Concert venues32
Concerts [score]0.30
Historical sites7
Historical sites [score]0.10
Museums32
Museums [score]0.20
Performing art venues37
Performing arts [score]0.26
Sport venues38
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.26

Tolerance

6
183/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.43
LGBT Equality Index58.34
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.59
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single 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, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.52

Outdoors

5
70/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters5395.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)3650.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in La Paz are in the least expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to La Paz 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)

$458$599
$528
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$46
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$72
Monthly public transport$30
Lunch$4
-62%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$9,565
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

2.80
Guns per 100 people
0.74
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts La Paz in position 233 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Oceanic Subtropical Highland

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in La Paz

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia, while Sucre is the constitutional capital and the seat of the Supreme Court. La Paz was established in 1548, and is in the Andes. Altitude of the city ranges from about 4,058 m (13,313 ft) above sea level in El Alto (where the airport is located) to 3,100 m (10,170 ft) in the lower residential area. It is the highest national capital in the world.

The sight from the air as one flies into La Paz is incredible. First, one sees the sprawling shantytowns of El Alto, slowly giving way to the sight of La Paz itself, clinging tenuously to the sides of what looks like a large gash in the earth.

La Paz was built in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River (now mostly built over), which runs northwest to southeast. The city's main thoroughfare, which roughly follows the river, changes names over its length, but the central tree-lined section running through the downtown core is called the Prado.

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