Leipzig

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
68/263
Details
Large apartment$839.36
Medium apartment$653.60
Rent index [score]0.86
Small apartment$467.84

Cost of Living

6
105/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$2.20
Bread$1.00
Inflation [score]0.57
Lunch$9.30
Monthly fitness club membership$34.00
Monthly public transport$66.00
Movie ticket$9.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$62.39

Startups

3
215/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.17
Meetups groups30
Meetups members2679
Number of investors6
Number of startup events in the last 12 months10
Number of upcoming meetup events7
Startup climate scene [score]0.45
Startup events1
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.36
Total number of startups37

Venture Capital

2
198/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.21

Travel Connectivity

4
101/260
Details
Airport hub28
Airport hub [score]0.19
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.55

Commute

6
1/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]1.00

Business Freedom

9
24/259
Details
Business freedom90.00
Business freedom [score]0.97
Freedom from corruption79.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.86
Lack of labor restrictions50.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.29
Time to open a business10.50
Time to open a business [score]0.89

Safety

7
129/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.62
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents30
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.92

Healthcare

8
32/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.97
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
144/230
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test517.09
Country mean scores in PISA reading test507.68
Country mean scores in PISA science test524.12
PISA math ranking (high school)12
PISA ranking14
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.91
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)11
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.18
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.17
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12

Environmental Quality

9
19/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.87
Cleanliness [score]0.96
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]1.00

Economy

5
130/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.34
GDP per capita$45888.42
GDP per capita [score]0.73

Taxation

4
199/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes218
VAT (Sales Tax)0.19

Internet Access

6
68/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)85.28
Internet access (download) [score]0.97
Internet access (upload) [score]0.30
Upload speed (Mbps)6.36

Leisure & Culture

5
194/263
Details
Art galleries95
Art galleries [score]0.53
Cinemas20
Cinemas [score]0.25
Comedy clubs10
Comedy clubs [score]0.55
Concert venues72
Concerts [score]0.37
Historical sites66
Historical sites [score]0.56
Museums44
Museums [score]0.36
Performing art venues62
Performing arts [score]0.47
Sport venues18
Sports [score]0.38
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.82

Tolerance

7
56/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.87
LGBT Equality Index85.92
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.88
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption 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, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.59

Outdoors

5
123/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.14
Median peak in meters164.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)116.00
Water access [score]0.81
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Leipzig are in the 105th 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)

$387$549
$468
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$34
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$25
Monthly public transport$66
Lunch$9
-34%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$33,496
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.30
Guns per 100 people
1.01
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Leipzig in position 125 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany

Liebfrauenweg 1A, 53125 Bonn, Germany

Phone: +49 228 251 927

Embassy of Germany in Kabul, Afghanistan

Wazir Akbar Khan, Mena 6 , P.O. Box 83, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: calls from Germany,w,ldwide: + 93 (0) 20 - 210 15 12,calls from Afghanistan: (020) - 210 15 12

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

290

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Leipzig


Leipzig is the largest city in the German federal state of Saxony, with a population of approximately 570,000. It is the economic center of the region, known as Germany's "Boomtown" and a major cultural center, offering interesting sights, shopping and lively nightlife. Oper Leipzig is one of the most prominent opera houses in Germany, and Leipzig Zoological Garden is one of the most modern zoos in Europe, ranking first in Germany and second in Europe according to Anthony Sheridan. The Neuseenland district outside of Leipzig is a huge lake area.

First documented in 1015, and endowed with city and market privileges in 1165, the city of Leipzig has fundamentally shaped the history of Saxony and of Germany. It was founded at the crossing of two ancient trade routes, Via Regia and Via Imperii. Leipzig has always been known as a place of commerce and still has large trade fairgrounds and exhibition halls known as the Leipzig Messe and located north of the city. Before it became common to dedicate a specific area to trade fairs, they took place in the city itself. Which is why many of the historical buildings were constructed by merchants, as well as Leipzig's unique system of arcades and courtyards.

Other forms of exchange soon followed the trade of goods. The University of Leipzig (Latin: Alma mater lipsiensis) was founded in 1409, which makes it the second-oldest university in Germany. University facilities are scattered throughout the city, and you cannot miss the central campus at Augustusplatz. Leipzig acquired the nickname Klein Paris ("Little Paris") in the 18th century, when it became a center of a classical literary movement largely lead by the German scholar and writer Johann Christoph Gottsched.

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