Managua

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
211/265
Details
Large apartment$430.00
Medium apartment$340.00
Small apartment$250.00

Cost of Living

N/A
Details
5km taxi ride$5.20
A Cappuccino$2.20
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$5.40
Bread$1.00
Lunch$5.40
Monthly fitness club membership$43.00
Monthly public transport$10.00
Movie ticket$4.20

Startups

1
253/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups1
Meetups members191
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1
Startup climate scene [score]0.13
Startups [score]0.18
Total number of startups2

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
264/265
Details
Airport hub8
Airport hub [score]0.12

Commute

N/A
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Nicaragua/Managua

Business Freedom

5
229/263
Details
Business freedom61.20
Business freedom [score]0.38
Freedom from corruption28.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.14
Lack of labor restrictions55.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.38
Time to open a business13.00
Time to open a business [score]0.86

Safety

8
105/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.57
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year5
Guns per 100 residents8
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.87
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.92

Healthcare

6
199/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.72
Healthcare quality [score]0.60
Life expectancy (years)74.77
Life expectancy [score]0.49

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

4
203/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.59
Cleanliness [score]0.43
Drinking water quality [score]0.33
Urban greenery [score]0.35

Economy

4
206/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area29.90
Currency for urban areaNIO
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.69
GDP per capita$4736.48
GDP per capita [score]0.10

Taxation

3
230/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.24
Income tax level [score]0.41
Profit tax (% of profit)0.61
Time overhead to file company taxes201
VAT (Sales Tax)0.15

Internet Access

3
237/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.75
Internet access (download) [score]0.25
Internet access (upload) [score]0.28
Upload speed (Mbps)5.75

Leisure & Culture

2
258/264
Details
Art galleries33
Art galleries [score]0.23
Cinemas26
Cinemas [score]0.56
Comedy clubs1
Comedy clubs [score]0.20
Concert venues42
Concerts [score]0.25
Historical sites13
Historical sites [score]0.26
Museums3
Museums [score]0.10
Performing art venues24
Performing arts [score]0.40
Sport venues16
Sports [score]0.33
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.53

Tolerance

8
86/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index67.49
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.68
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.88

Outdoors

1
243/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters360.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)107.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Housing costs (USD)

$240$450
$340
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$43
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$10
Lunch$5
-100%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$10,457
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

24%
For annual salary of $40000
27%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

15%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

102/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

234/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

7.70
Guns per 100 people
4.68
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Managua in position 146 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Managua

Population of Managua

1,056,300
2,307 /km²
50/264
Density (people per unit of area)
2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Managua

Demographics of Nicaragua

Median age
25
Elderly people
5%
Life expectancy at birth
73
GDP per capita (in USD)
$4,736
258/262
Unemployment
6%
146/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
Spanish

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IT Manager
12.50%
Cashier
12.50%
Teacher
12.50%
Other
62.50%

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

252

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Managua

Managua is the capital and largest city of Nicaragua. A city that saw the death of Sandino, the rise of the Somozas and their fall from power at the hand of the Sandinistas, Managua is full of history and the closest thing to metropolis Nicaragua has. Ever threatened by earthquakes, Managua has mostly lost its historical downtown in a 1972 quake, but is slowly gaining yet another face through urban renewal policies of the current government. While many visitors to Nicaragua try to limit their time in the capital you should not make the same mistake as its theaters, museums, monuments and historical remnants are well worth spending some time, to say nothing of the nightlife.

With a population well beyond a million, Managua is the second biggest metro area in Central America and by far the biggest city and urban center in Nicaragua. Almost every fourth Nicaraguan is a Managuan and the city still grows rapidly through people moving in, making a person "born and raised" in Managua something of a rare sight. Managua is the undisputed commercial, political, cultural and religious center of the country and many new trends originate from here before they affect the rest of the country. The Managua focus of nearly all media (print and TV) is so staggeringly large, that an address without mention of the city is almost always meant to mean Managua by default in news or advertising.

Managua's location between the rival cities of León and Granada made it an ideal compromise site when the capital was relocated in the 1850s. While this decision seemed genius at the time, geology today indicates otherwise, as there is an active fault line right where downtown Managua used to be (before the 1972 earthquake knocked it down, that is). Managua's economy is based mainly on trade. The city is Nicaragua's chief trading center for coffee, cotton, and other crops. It is also an important industrial center. Its chief products for trade include beer, coffee, matches, textiles, and shoes.

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Good Country Index

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Overall ranking

Nicaragua
133rd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

108th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

127th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

148th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

81st

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

114th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

126th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

82nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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