Lille

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
103/263
Details
Large apartment$1124.83
Medium apartment$874.79
Rent index [score]0.78
Small apartment$624.76

Cost of Living

5
173/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.20
A Cappuccino$2.90
A beer$1.90
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$0.58
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$46.00
Monthly public transport$55.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$70.83

Startups

4
162/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.75
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.24
Meetups groups52
Meetups members11791
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months14
Number of upcoming meetup events10
Startup climate scene [score]0.55
Startup events4
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.24
Startups [score]0.47
Total number of startups153

Venture Capital

3
136/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.28

Travel Connectivity

6
39/260
Details
Airport hub155
Airport hub [score]0.20
Intercity train connectivity [score]1.00

Commute

5
126/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.71

Business Freedom

8
144/259
Details
Business freedom78.40
Business freedom [score]0.73
Freedom from corruption69.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.72
Lack of labor restrictions43.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.17
Time to open a business3.50
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

7
175/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.48
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.93
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

9
17/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.94
Life expectancy (years)82.43
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

5
111/230
Details
Best university in rankingLille 1 University – Science and Technology
Best university ranking700
Country mean scores in PISA math test496.35
Country mean scores in PISA reading test505.48
Country mean scores in PISA science test498.97
PISA math ranking (high school)21
PISA ranking20
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.85
PISA reading (high school)17
PISA science (high school)22
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.19
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.08
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

4
191/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.61
Cleanliness [score]0.43
Drinking water quality [score]0.43
Urban greenery [score]0.32

Economy

4
181/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.19
GDP per capita$40374.53
GDP per capita [score]0.64

Taxation

3
236/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.20
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.63
Time overhead to file company taxes139
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

3
210/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)16.73
Internet access (download) [score]0.40
Internet access (upload) [score]0.22
Upload speed (Mbps)4.78

Leisure & Culture

5
160/263
Details
Art galleries65
Art galleries [score]0.59
Cinemas28
Cinemas [score]0.49
Comedy clubs53
Comedy clubs [score]0.80
Concert venues44
Concerts [score]0.30
Historical sites28
Historical sites [score]0.52
Museums30
Museums [score]0.52
Performing art venues48
Performing arts [score]0.40
Sport venues89
Sports [score]0.58
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.70

Tolerance

8
31/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.77
LGBT Equality Index84.86
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not 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✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.72

Outdoors

1
252/260
Details
Urban area elevation (meters)28.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Lille are in the 173rd 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)

$734$1,016
$875
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$46
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$33
Monthly public transport$55
Lunch$13
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$29,150
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

31.20
Guns per 100 people
2.83
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Lille in position 184 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Paris, France

32 Avenue Raphael, 75016

Phone: 01 45 25 05 29

Embassy of France in Kabul, Afghanistan

B.P. 62 - Avenue de Cherpour, Chahr-e-Nao

Phone: [93] 70 28 40 32

Startup Visa

French Tech Ticket
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoYes6 months
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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.9

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Lille

Lille (Dutch: Rijsel) is a medium-sized city in the Nord-Pas de Calais region of northern France with a very large student population. This city has a strong industrial background, but, after some difficult years, it is now known throughout France for its handsome city centre and its very active cultural life.

Lille is France's fifth largest metropolitan area. It is located to the country's north, on the Deûle River, near the border with Belgium.The whole metropolitan area of Lille, both on French and Belgian territory (Courtray, Tournai) was estimated in 2007 at around 1,885,000 inhabitants, ranking as one of the major metropolitan areas of Europe.

Most visitors will probably arrive by train due to the major international railway hub situated there. It is possible to land at the Charles de Gaulle Paris airport and then continue by train, but do not try this at the Ryanair's Paris airport (Beauvais) as there is no train connection at all and the only bus is back to Paris itself.

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