Leeds

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
138/263
Details
Large apartment$1202.45
Medium apartment$1111.31
Rent index [score]0.75
Small apartment$1020.17

Cost of Living

6
110/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.20
Bread$0.76
Inflation [score]0.56
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$78.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$69.58

Startups

3
186/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Meetups [score]0.25
Meetups groups57
Meetups members11565
Number of startup events in the last 12 months60
Number of upcoming meetup events9
Startup climate scene [score]0.39
Startup events49
Startup events [score]0.65
Startups [score]0.48
Total number of startups208

Venture Capital

6
55/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.59

Travel Connectivity

7
26/260
Details
Airport hub155
Airport hub [score]0.68
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.65

Commute

5
83/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.70

Business Freedom

9
35/259
Details
Business freedom86.00
Business freedom [score]0.89
Freedom from corruption78.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.84
Lack of labor restrictions71.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business4.50
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

7
130/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.50
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

9
22/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.86
Healthcare quality [score]0.85
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

5
70/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Leeds
Best university ranking133
PISA math ranking (high school)22
PISA ranking17
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)19
PISA science (high school)16
University quality [score]0.19

Environmental Quality

6
137/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.60
Cleanliness [score]0.52
Drinking water quality [score]0.79
Urban greenery [score]0.67

Economy

5
117/258
Details
Currency for urban areaGBP
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$39510.94
GDP per capita [score]0.63

Taxation

6
71/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.40
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes110
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

6
121/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)35.67
Internet access (download) [score]0.65
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)10.01

Leisure & Culture

4
227/263
Details
Art galleries46
Art galleries [score]0.52
Cinemas16
Cinemas [score]0.41
Comedy clubs11
Comedy clubs [score]0.61
Concert venues68
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites13
Historical sites [score]0.36
Museums17
Museums [score]0.41
Performing art venues53
Performing arts [score]0.53
Sport venues34
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.62

Tolerance

8
43/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.76
LGBT Equality Index86.67
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
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✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.63

Outdoors

1
239/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.18
Median peak in meters276.15
Presence of hills in city1.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Leeds are in the 110th 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)

$604$1,437
$1020
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$29
Monthly public transport$78
Lunch$11
-32%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Leeds are below average. For this job type, Leeds ranks 144th for salaries among 264 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 Leeds.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$40,148
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

6.60
Guns per 100 people
0.23
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Leeds in position 175 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

91

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Leeds

Leeds is the largest city in the county of West Yorkshire. Once a major industrial centre, the city today is more well known for being the largest financial centre in the UK outside of London, as well as for its impressive shopping, nightlife, universities and sports facilities. Leeds also has a growing cultural reputation, being home to many museums, restaurants and theatres, and a mixture of Georgian, Victorian, 20th and 21st century architecture.

There are various places of interest, shops, restaurants, historic sites, etc. outside of the city centre and the above districts. These are listed geographically in the following guides:

Leeds (derived from the Celtic area Leodis) was voted UK's favourite city in Condé Nast's Readers' Traveller Awards 2003. It was a market town that became an industrial powerhouse and grew and developed into a service-based city economy with an attractive, smart centre.

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