Malaga

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
65/263
Details
Large apartment$736.03
Medium apartment$628.40
Rent index [score]0.86
Small apartment$520.76

Cost of Living

7
76/261
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$0.98
A kilogram of Apples$1.40
Bread$0.40
Inflation [score]0.72
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$38.00
Monthly public transport$35.00
Movie ticket$7.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$48.10

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]0.48
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.17
Meetups groups26
Meetups members6709
Number of investors5
Number of startup events in the last 12 months10
Number of upcoming meetup events5
Startup climate scene [score]0.37
Startup events2
Startups [score]0.40
Total number of startups62

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

4
81/260
Details
Airport hub115
Airport hub [score]0.53
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.35

Commute

5
61/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.86

Business Freedom

7
166/259
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
26/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.86
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

9
26/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.79
Healthcare quality [score]0.80
Life expectancy (years)82.83
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

4
176/230
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)29
PISA ranking26
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)28
PISA science (high school)25
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
57/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.84
Cleanliness [score]0.91
Drinking water quality [score]0.78
Urban greenery [score]0.67

Economy

4
174/258
Details
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
213/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.29
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes152
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

5
168/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)12.68
Internet access (download) [score]0.39
Internet access (upload) [score]0.52
Upload speed (Mbps)12.49

Leisure & Culture

6
108/263
Details
Art galleries48
Art galleries [score]0.45
Cinemas23
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs12
Comedy clubs [score]0.53
Concert venues60
Concerts [score]0.36
Historical sites54
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums40
Museums [score]0.59
Performing art venues62
Performing arts [score]0.49
Sport venues34
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.45

Tolerance

5
193/264
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]0.15

Outdoors

6
39/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.33
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 76th place of all 261 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)

$591$881
$736
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$35
Lunch$10
-47%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$30,158
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 42 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Madrid, Spain

Calle Nuria 16, , Chalet 4 , 28034, Madrid, Spain

Phone: (+34) 91 7218581

Embassy of Spain in Islamabab, Afghanistan

Street 6, Ramna 5. -Diplomatic Enclave I , PO Box 1144

Phone: (+93-20)-2279480,2279481,2279482/+92-51-2279484

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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 regained 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 more than 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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