Mexico City

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
64/263
Details
Large apartment$826.83
Medium apartment$659.49
Rent index [score]0.88
Small apartment$492.15

Cost of Living

9
22/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.40
A Cappuccino$2.10
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.90
Bread$0.46
Inflation [score]0.91
Lunch$5.70
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$18.00
Movie ticket$3.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$33.50

Startups

7
45/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups19
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.56
Coworking spaces [score]0.53
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.68
Meetups groups195
Meetups members69853
Number of investors51
Number of startup events in the last 12 months558
Number of upcoming meetup events18
Startup climate scene [score]0.61
Startup events18
Startup events55
Startup events [score]0.47
Startups [score]0.80
Total number of startups258

Venture Capital

6
51/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra MX
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.61

Travel Connectivity

3
134/260
Details
Airport hub94
Airport hub [score]0.44
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.14

Commute

4
249/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Mexico/Mexico_City
Traffic handling [score]0.20

Business Freedom

6
197/259
Details
Business freedom70.70
Business freedom [score]0.57
Freedom from corruption35.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.24
Lack of labor restrictions58.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.42
Time to open a business8.50
Time to open a business [score]0.92

Safety

6
198/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.26
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year8
Guns per 100 residents15
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.79
Lack of guns [score]0.93
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.86

Healthcare

6
168/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.66
Healthcare quality [score]0.66
Life expectancy (years)76.71
Life expectancy [score]0.60

Education

3
190/230
Details
Best university in rankingNational Autonomous University of Mexico
Best university ranking550
Country mean scores in PISA math test413.57
Country mean scores in PISA reading test423.55
Country mean scores in PISA science test414.92
PISA math ranking (high school)49
PISA ranking48
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.55
PISA reading (high school)48
PISA science (high school)51
Percent of happy students0.89
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.55
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.41
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.47
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

2
248/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.14
Cleanliness [score]0.24
Drinking water quality [score]0.20
Urban greenery [score]0.33

Economy

3
216/258
Details
Currency for urban areaMXN
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.40
GDP per capita$17880.51
GDP per capita [score]0.30

Taxation

4
168/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.40
Income tax level [score]0.45
Profit tax (% of profit)0.52
Time overhead to file company taxes286
VAT (Sales Tax)0.16

Internet Access

5
135/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)30.73
Internet access (download) [score]0.60
Internet access (upload) [score]0.44
Upload speed (Mbps)9.76

Leisure & Culture

10
4/263
Details
Art galleries150
Art galleries [score]1.00
Cinemas163
Cinemas [score]1.00
Comedy clubs93
Comedy clubs [score]0.99
Concert venues145
Concerts [score]0.97
Historical sites238
Historical sites [score]0.98
Museums137
Museums [score]1.00
Performing art venues167
Performing arts [score]1.00
Sport venues217
Sports [score]1.00
Zoos76
Zoos [score]0.95

Tolerance

6
142/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.61
LGBT Equality Index77.98
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.80
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consentAmbiguous
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
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]0.42

Outdoors

5
143/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.82
Median peak in meters2450.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)2241.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Mexico City are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Mexico City 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)

$366$618
$492
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$21
Monthly public transport$18
Lunch$6
-63%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Mexico City are low. For this job type, Mexico City ranks 230th 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 Mexico City.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$19,814
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

15
Guns per 100 people
7.64
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Mexico City in position 242 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Oceanic Subtropical Highland

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Mexico City

Mexico City (Spanish: México, Ciudad de México, or D.F. (pronounced deh eh-feh)) is the capital city of Mexico, and the largest city in North America.

The city is officially divided into 16 delegaciones (boroughs) which are in turn subdivided into colonias (neighborhoods), of which there are around 2150; however, it is better to think of the city in terms of districts to facilitate the visitor getting around. Many older towns like Coyoacán, San Angel and Tlalpan got merged into the urban sprawl, and each of these still manages to preserve some of their original and unique characteristics.


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