Leeds

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
168/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1400.00
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$1400.00

Cost of Living

5
141/248
Details
5km taxi ride$6.50
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$0.87
Inflation [score]0.53
Lunch$16.00
Monthly fitness club membership$43.00
Monthly public transport$70.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$86.99

Startups

3
185/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.47
Meetups [score]0.29
Meetups groups73
Meetups members19117
Number of startup events in the last 12 months446
Number of upcoming meetup events25
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events68
Startup events [score]0.66
Startups [score]0.47
Total number of startups186

Venture Capital

5
61/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.48

Travel Connectivity

7
27/265
Details
Airport hub159
Airport hub [score]0.69
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.64

Commute

5
88/254
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.68

Business Freedom

9
35/263
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

8
85/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.63
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
19/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.86
Healthcare quality [score]0.86
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

5
85/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Leeds
Best university ranking133
PISA math ranking (high school)21
PISA ranking17
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.81
PISA reading (high school)15
PISA science (high school)13
University quality [score]0.19

Environmental Quality

7
135/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.62
Cleanliness [score]0.53
Drinking water quality [score]0.78
Urban greenery [score]0.72

Economy

5
118/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.77
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
67/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.39
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes110
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

5
146/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)48.58
Internet access (download) [score]0.71
Internet access (upload) [score]0.39
Upload speed (Mbps)8.29

Leisure & Culture

4
228/264
Details
Art galleries46
Art galleries [score]0.46
Cinemas16
Cinemas [score]0.42
Comedy clubs11
Comedy clubs [score]0.61
Concert venues69
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites13
Historical sites [score]0.34
Museums18
Museums [score]0.41
Performing art venues54
Performing arts [score]0.53
Sport venues32
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.63

Tolerance

8
91/265
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
249/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.16
Median peak in meters259.08
Presence of hills in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)40.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Leeds are in the 141st place of all 248 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)

$1,300$1,600
$1400
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Movie ticket$12
Monthly fitness club membership$43
Monthly public transport$70
Lunch$16
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Leeds are below average. For this job type, Leeds ranks 146th for salaries among 265 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)

$38,283
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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Leeds in position 120 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in London, United Kingdom

31 Princes Gate, London SW7 1QQ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44- (020) 75898891

British Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan

15th Street, , Roundabout Wazir Akbar Khan, PO Box 334, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: +93 (0) 700 102 000

Startup Visa

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo3 years
Oxygen accelerator
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoYes26 weeks
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People in Leeds

Population of Leeds

592,500
1,949 /km²
67/264
Density (people per unit of area)
2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Leeds

Demographics of United Kingdom

Median age
41
Elderly people
18%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$39,511
136/262
Unemployment
5%
134/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English

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25.00%
Operations Manager
25.00%
Teacher
25.00%
UX Designer
25.00%
Other
0.00%

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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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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

United Kingdom
5th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

14th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

64th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

22nd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

5th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

11th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

1st

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

2nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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