La Paz

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
212/265
Details
Large apartment$550.00
Medium apartment$430.00
Small apartment$300.00

Cost of Living

N/A
Details
5km taxi ride$5.00
A Cappuccino$2.50
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$1.80
Bread$0.27
Lunch$3.30
Monthly fitness club membership$55.00
Monthly public transport$27.00
Movie ticket$5.80

Startups

1
254/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.30
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co5
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups10
Meetups members2898
Number of startup events in the last 12 months28
Startup climate scene [score]0.34
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.10
Total number of startups3

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
232/266
Details
Airport hub16
Airport hub [score]0.15
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.11

Commute

4
222/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Bolivia/La_Paz
Traffic handling [score]0.10

Business Freedom

3
250/264
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

7
172/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.36
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]0.98

Healthcare

3
251/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.22
Healthcare quality [score]0.31
Life expectancy (years)70.68
Life expectancy [score]0.24

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

2
259/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.23
Cleanliness [score]0.21
Drinking water quality [score]0.10
Urban greenery [score]0.15

Economy

5
171/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area6.92
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
141/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.10
Income tax level [score]0.81
Profit tax (% of profit)0.84
Time overhead to file company taxes1025
VAT (Sales Tax)0.13

Internet Access

2
257/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)7.68
Internet access (download) [score]0.12
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
Upload speed (Mbps)4.27

Leisure & Culture

2
259/264
Details
Art galleries32
Art galleries [score]0.23
Cinemas18
Cinemas [score]0.37
Comedy clubs3
Comedy clubs [score]0.55
Concert venues33
Concerts [score]0.30
Historical sites7
Historical sites [score]0.10
Museums32
Museums [score]0.20
Performing art venues38
Performing arts [score]0.25
Sport venues38
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.26

Tolerance

6
180/266
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.43
LGBT Equality Index58.34
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.58
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]0.68

Outdoors

5
64/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters5268.50
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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Housing costs (USD)

$390$460
$430
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$55
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$72
Monthly public transport$27
Lunch$3
-68%
compared to
San Francisco

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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 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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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Bolivia
134th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

54th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

32nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

131st

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

135th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

128th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

151st

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

148th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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