Marseille

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
88/265
Details
Large apartment$1100.00
Medium apartment$870.00
Rent index [score]0.80
Small apartment$640.00

Cost of Living

6
106/248
Details
5km taxi ride$1.50
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$2.80
Bread$0.86
Inflation [score]0.58
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$44.00
Monthly public transport$47.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$63.95

Startups

3
187/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.24
Meetups groups55
Meetups members15207
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months69
Number of upcoming meetup events14
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events8
Startup events [score]0.32
Startups [score]0.39
Total number of startups113

Venture Capital

2
156/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.25

Travel Connectivity

6
37/265
Details
Airport hub85
Airport hub [score]0.41
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.80

Commute

6
9/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/France/Marseille
Traffic handling [score]0.89

Business Freedom

8
146/263
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]0.16
Time to open a business3.50
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

5
215/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.26
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]0.83
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.88

Healthcare

9
8/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.80
Healthcare quality [score]0.93
Life expectancy (years)82.43
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

4
112/239
Details
Best university in rankingAix-Marseille University
Best university ranking325
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)20
PISA ranking19
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.78
PISA reading (high school)14
PISA science (high school)20
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]0.11

Environmental Quality

4
218/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.46
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.68
Urban greenery [score]0.31

Economy

4
185/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.19
GDP per capita$40374.53
GDP per capita [score]0.65

Taxation

3
241/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.20
Income tax level [score]0.31
Profit tax (% of profit)0.63
Time overhead to file company taxes139
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

4
192/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)19.06
Internet access (download) [score]0.39
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)10.71

Leisure & Culture

5
145/264
Details
Art galleries107
Art galleries [score]0.42
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.30
Comedy clubs72
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues61
Concerts [score]0.41
Historical sites76
Historical sites [score]0.58
Museums52
Museums [score]0.51
Performing art venues79
Performing arts [score]0.36
Sport venues81
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.44

Tolerance

6
183/265
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]0.37

Outdoors

5
97/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.24
Median peak in meters554.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)28.00
Water access [score]0.81
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Marseille are in the 106th place of all 248 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)

$560$730
$640
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$44
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$27
Monthly public transport$47
Lunch$13
-31%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$30,894
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

15%
For annual salary of $40000
23%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

20%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

155/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

242/262
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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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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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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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People in Marseille

Population of Marseille

2,256,800
1,052 /km²
125/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Marseille

Demographics of France

Median age
41
Elderly people
19%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$40,375
123/262
Unemployment
10%
218/263

Languages

English proficiency score
54
173/228
Common spoken languages
French

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Software Engineer
6.93%
Founder
5.94%
Project Manager
4.95%
Marketing Manager
4.95%
Account Manager
2.97%
Web Developer
2.97%
Administrative Assistant
1.98%
Other
69.31%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Marseille

Marseille (Latin: Massilia) is the second most populated city of France (and third urban area) the biggest mediterranean port and the economic center of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. In 2013 the city (with its region) was the European Capital of Culture, a large series of cultural events took place, and several new infrastructures were inaugurated. In 2013 Marseille also hosted the EuroPride.

Marseille has a complex history. It was founded by the Phoceans (from the Greek city of Phocea) in 600 B.C. and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The town is a far cry from the Cézanne paintings and Provençal clichés of sleepy villages, "pétanque" players and Marcel Pagnol novels. With around one million inhabitants, Marseille is the second largest city in France in terms of population and the largest in terms of area. Its population is a real melting pot of different cultures. It is also said that there are more Comorian people in Marseille than in Comoros! Indeed, the people of Marseille have varying ethnic backgrounds, with a lot of Italians and Spaniards having immigrated to the area after the Second World War.

For people not afraid to discover a real place with real people, Marseille is the place. From colourful markets (like Noailles market) that will make you feel like you are in Africa, to the Calanques (a natural area of big cliffs falling into the sea - Calanque means fjord), from the Panier area (the oldest place of the town and historically the place where newcomers installed) to the Vieux-Port (old harbor) and the Corniche (a road along the sea) Marseille has definitely a lot to offer.

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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

France
11th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

15th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

47th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

8th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

20th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

20th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

13th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

18th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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