Marseille

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
93/263
Details
Large apartment$1025.35
Medium apartment$825.81
Rent index [score]0.80
Small apartment$626.27

Cost of Living

6
103/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.30
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$2.70
Bread$0.62
Inflation [score]0.58
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$43.00
Monthly public transport$42.00
Movie ticket$9.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.95

Startups

3
209/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.21
Meetups groups41
Meetups members8331
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months56
Number of upcoming meetup events12
Startup climate scene [score]0.33
Startup events10
Startup events6
Startup events [score]0.38
Startups [score]0.39
Total number of startups96

Venture Capital

2
181/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.25

Travel Connectivity

6
53/260
Details
Airport hub86
Airport hub [score]0.41
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.70

Commute

5
82/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/France/Marseille
Traffic handling [score]0.75

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

6
201/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.33
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
9/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.80
Healthcare quality [score]0.90
Life expectancy (years)82.43
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

5
100/230
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)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]0.11

Environmental Quality

4
216/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.46
Cleanliness [score]0.10
Drinking water quality [score]0.60
Urban greenery [score]0.38

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

4
190/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)15.38
Internet access (download) [score]0.37
Internet access (upload) [score]0.39
Upload speed (Mbps)8.33

Leisure & Culture

5
156/263
Details
Art galleries104
Art galleries [score]0.43
Cinemas58
Cinemas [score]0.31
Comedy clubs71
Comedy clubs [score]0.73
Concert venues59
Concerts [score]0.41
Historical sites74
Historical sites [score]0.56
Museums51
Museums [score]0.51
Performing art venues77
Performing arts [score]0.37
Sport venues77
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.43

Tolerance

8
42/264
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]0.65

Outdoors

5
85/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.27
Median peak in meters584.00
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 103rd 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)

$942$1,108
$1025
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$43
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$27
Monthly public transport$42
Lunch$14
-33%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$35,043
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 Marseille in position 228 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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32 Avenue Raphael, 75016

Phone: 01 45 25 05 29

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Phone: [93] 70 28 40 32

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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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