Malaga

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
61/265
Details
Large apartment$730.00
Medium apartment$620.00
Rent index [score]0.86
Small apartment$500.00

Cost of Living

7
71/250
Details
5km taxi ride$8.40
A Cappuccino$1.90
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.30
Bread$0.56
Inflation [score]0.74
Lunch$9.60
Monthly fitness club membership$38.00
Monthly public transport$41.00
Movie ticket$8.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$47.77

Startups

3
218/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.47
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups32
Meetups members8219
Number of investors5
Number of startup events in the last 12 months16
Number of upcoming meetup events7
Startup climate scene [score]0.37
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.26
Startups [score]0.40
Total number of startups58

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

4
79/265
Details
Airport hub115
Airport hub [score]0.52
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.35

Commute

5
57/251
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.83

Business Freedom

7
168/263
Details
Business freedom76.00
Business freedom [score]0.68
Freedom from corruption60.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.59
Lack of labor restrictions51.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.31
Time to open a business13.00
Time to open a business [score]0.86

Safety

9
49/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.78
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents10
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.95
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.97

Healthcare

8
30/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.76
Healthcare quality [score]0.81
Life expectancy (years)82.83
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

4
159/239
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test490.84
Country mean scores in PISA reading test487.94
Country mean scores in PISA science test496.45
PISA math ranking (high school)24
PISA ranking22
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.75
PISA reading (high school)17
PISA science (high school)21
Percent of happy students0.85
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.24
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.18
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.16
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.06
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.05

Environmental Quality

8
65/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.80
Cleanliness [score]0.96
Drinking water quality [score]0.79
Urban greenery [score]0.65

Economy

4
177/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.93
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.31
GDP per capita$33711.41
GDP per capita [score]0.54

Taxation

4
217/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes152
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

6
114/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)21.95
Internet access (download) [score]0.59
Internet access (upload) [score]0.59
Upload speed (Mbps)16.21

Leisure & Culture

6
106/264
Details
Art galleries49
Art galleries [score]0.46
Cinemas23
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.51
Concert venues60
Concerts [score]0.36
Historical sites55
Historical sites [score]0.68
Museums41
Museums [score]0.59
Performing art venues63
Performing arts [score]0.49
Sport venues34
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.45

Tolerance

9
17/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.88
LGBT Equality Index91.99
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.94
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
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]0.89

Outdoors

6
40/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.30
Median peak in meters783.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)22.00
Water access [score]0.87
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Málaga are in the 71st place of all 250 Teleport cities. Moving to Málaga will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. 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)

$510$730
$620
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$38
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$41
Monthly public transport$41
Lunch$10
-50%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Malaga are below average. For this job type, Malaga ranks 180th 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 Malaga.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$31,130
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

10.40
Guns per 100 people
0.62
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Malaga in position 62 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Malaga

Population of Malaga

603,400
1,313 /km²
102/264
Density (people per unit of area)
4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Malaga

Demographics of Spain

Median age
42
Elderly people
18%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$33,711
163/262
Unemployment
22%
254/263

Languages

English proficiency score
57
157/228
Common spoken languages
Spanish
Catalan

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Marketing Manager
6.38%
Product Manager
6.38%
Business Analyst
6.38%
Software Engineer
6.38%
Account Manager
4.26%
Web Developer
4.26%
Web Designer
4.26%
Other
61.70%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

107

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Malaga

Málaga (/ˈmæləɡə/, Spanish: [ˈmalaɣa]) is a municipality, capital of the Province of Málaga, in the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, Spain. With a population of 569,130 in 2015, it is the second-most populous city of Andalusia and the sixth-largest in Spain. The southernmost large city in Europe, it lies on the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) of the Mediterranean, about 100 kilometres (62.14 miles) east of the Strait of Gibraltar and about 130 km (80.78 mi) north of Africa.

Málaga's history spans about 2,800 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world. It was founded by the Phoenicians as Malaka about 770 BC, and from the 6th century BC was under the hegemony of Ancient Carthage. Then, from 218 BC, it was ruled by the Roman Republic and later the Roman Empire as Malaca (Latin). After the fall of the empire and the end of Visigothic rule, it was under Islamic rule as Mālaqah (مالقة) for 800 years, but in 1487, the Crown of Castille gained control after the Reconquista. The archaeological remains and monuments from the Phoenician, Roman, Arabic and Christian eras make the historic center of the city an "open museum", displaying its history of nearly 3,000 years.

This important cultural infrastructure and the artistic heritage have culminated in the nomination of Málaga as a candidate for the 2016 European Capital of Culture.

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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

Spain
19th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

22nd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

94th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

21st

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

48th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

23rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

34th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

19th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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