Melbourne

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
221/263
Details
Large apartment$1999.40
Medium apartment$1655.95
Rent index [score]0.52
Small apartment$1312.49

Cost of Living

4
206/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.60
A Cappuccino$3.20
A beer$3.60
A kilogram of Apples$3.10
Bread$1.40
Inflation [score]0.42
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$53.00
Monthly public transport$100.00
Movie ticket$14.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.91

Startups

8
24/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups45
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.78
Coworking spaces [score]0.60
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co22
Meetups [score]0.85
Meetups groups198
Meetups members153435
Number of investors146
Number of startup events in the last 12 months2455
Number of upcoming meetup events138
Startup climate scene [score]0.67
Startup events140
Startup events294
Startup events [score]0.84
Startups [score]0.86
Total number of startups808

Venture Capital

7
44/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesMelbourne Accelerator Program, angelcube
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.67

Travel Connectivity

3
139/260
Details
Airport hub56
Airport hub [score]0.30
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.25

Commute

5
138/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Australia/Melbourne
Traffic handling [score]0.65

Business Freedom

9
17/259
Details
Business freedom89.40
Business freedom [score]0.96
Freedom from corruption80.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.87
Lack of labor restrictions77.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.75
Time to open a business2.50
Time to open a business [score]0.99

Safety

8
103/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.64
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents22
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.98
Lack of guns [score]0.90
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

8
54/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.61
Healthcare quality [score]0.88
Life expectancy (years)82.84
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

3
208/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Melbourne
Best university ranking33
Country mean scores in PISA math test499.81
Country mean scores in PISA reading test511.80
Country mean scores in PISA science test521.49
PISA math ranking (high school)59
PISA ranking59
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)59
PISA science (high school)59
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.14
University quality [score]0.41

Environmental Quality

8
58/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.80
Cleanliness [score]0.74
Drinking water quality [score]0.78
Urban greenery [score]0.86

Economy

6
85/258
Details
Currency for urban areaAUD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.47
GDP per capita$46433.30
GDP per capita [score]0.74

Taxation

5
127/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.48
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.48
Time overhead to file company taxes105
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

6
116/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)19.14
Internet access (download) [score]0.44
Internet access (upload) [score]0.67
Upload speed (Mbps)18.12

Leisure & Culture

7
101/263
Details
Art galleries106
Art galleries [score]0.80
Cinemas120
Cinemas [score]0.68
Comedy clubs76
Comedy clubs [score]0.91
Concert venues149
Concerts [score]0.71
Historical sites94
Historical sites [score]0.62
Museums87
Museums [score]0.68
Performing art venues178
Performing arts [score]0.72
Sport venues91
Sports [score]0.79
Zoos24
Zoos [score]0.87

Tolerance

7
70/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.79
LGBT Equality Index85.28
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rightsN/A
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ 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 rightsVaries by Region
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.55

Outdoors

6
33/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.26
Median peak in meters567.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)31.00
Water access [score]1.00
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Melbourne are in the 206th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Melbourne will very likely increase 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)

$1,463$1,849
$1656
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$53
Movie ticket$14
Broadband internet connection$46
Monthly public transport$100
Lunch$12
-20%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Melbourne are above average. For this job type, Melbourne ranks 76th for salaries among 264 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 Melbourne.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$58,378
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

21.70
Guns per 100 people
0.93
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Melbourne in position 115 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

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Phone: (+61-2) 6282 7311

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Business Innovation and Investment visa
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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.6

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Melbourne

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On living in Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia's second largest city, and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria, located at the head of Port Phillip Bay.

Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital, with Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Many of its 4 million residents are both multicultural and sports-mad. Melbourne continues to be a magnet for migrants from all over the world, and consistently ranks as one of the world's most liveable cities.

Reasons to visit Melbourne include to attend major sporting events, to use it as a base for exploring surrounding regions such as Grampians National Park, The Great Ocean Road, and to visit Phillip Island to view the penguin parade. Many UK visitors come to Melbourne for tours of filming locations of soap opera Neighbours.

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