Mumbai

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Quality of life in Mumbai

Mumbai, the most populous city in India, offers a wide variety of jobs from conventional industries to IT services. It is also home to the Bollywood film industry. As India's capital of finance, Mumbai has the greatest number of fin-tech startups, while the cost of living and rental prices remain reasonably low.

Mumbai is one of the top ten city matches for 13.3% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
80/263
Details
Large apartment$929.33
Medium apartment$688.60
Rent index [score]0.82
Small apartment$447.86

Cost of Living

10
8/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.60
A Cappuccino$2.50
A beer$1.90
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$0.22
Inflation [score]0.99
Lunch$6.10
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$11.00
Movie ticket$4.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$22.23

Startups

10
6/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups103
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]1.00
Coworking spaces [score]0.60
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.69
Meetups groups194
Meetups members77413
Number of investors226
Number of startup events in the last 12 months342
Number of upcoming meetup events23
Startup climate scene [score]0.99
Startup events27
Startup events29
Startup events [score]0.54
Startups [score]0.97
Total number of startups996

Venture Capital

7
31/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.74

Travel Connectivity

5
58/260
Details
Airport hub83
Airport hub [score]0.40
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.65

Commute

4
253/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/India/Mumbai
Traffic handling [score]0.10

Business Freedom

4
240/259
Details
Business freedom47.60
Business freedom [score]0.10
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions47.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.24
Time to open a business26.00
Time to open a business [score]0.71

Safety

7
122/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.50
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.99

Healthcare

4
254/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.56
Healthcare quality [score]0.46
Life expectancy (years)68.31
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

1
220/230
Details
Best university in rankingIndian Institute of Technology Bombay
Best university ranking375
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

2
254/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.20
Cleanliness [score]0.13
Drinking water quality [score]0.26
Urban greenery [score]0.25

Economy

6
105/258
Details
Currency for urban areaINR
GDP growth rate0.07
GDP growth rate [score]1.00
GDP per capita$5855.31
GDP per capita [score]0.11

Taxation

3
219/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.24
Income tax level [score]0.45
Profit tax (% of profit)0.61
Time overhead to file company taxes241
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

4
175/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.19
Internet access (download) [score]0.22
Internet access (upload) [score]0.65
Upload speed (Mbps)17.32

Leisure & Culture

5
164/263
Details
Art galleries141
Art galleries [score]0.58
Cinemas261
Cinemas [score]0.79
Comedy clubs40
Comedy clubs [score]0.83
Concert venues158
Concerts [score]0.54
Historical sites110
Historical sites [score]0.63
Museums40
Museums [score]0.39
Performing art venues208
Performing arts [score]0.65
Sport venues103
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos18
Zoos [score]0.63

Tolerance

4
238/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index20.49
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.19
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
LGBT housing discrimination legalityAmbiguous
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.59

Outdoors

6
40/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.33
Median peak in meters790.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)8.00
Water access [score]0.86
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Mumbai are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the most expensive in India. 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)

$475$902
$689
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$19
Monthly public transport$11
Lunch$6
-71%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Mumbai are very low. For this job type, Mumbai ranks 240th 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 Mumbai.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$14,764
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

4.20
Guns per 100 people
0.28
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Mumbai in position 174 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Consulate General of Afghanistan in Mumbai, India

115 Walkeshwar Road, Mumbai 400 006, India

Phone: (+91) 22 2363 3777

Consulate of India in Herat, Afghanistan

Herat, Afghanistan

Phone: 00-93-40-221145 (General)

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People in Mumbai

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LGBT rights in Mumbai

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Mumbai

Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई) (state tourism office), a cosmopolitan metropolis, earlier known as Bombay, is the largest city in India and the capital of the state Maharashtra. Mumbai was originally a conglomeration of seven islands on the Konkan coastline which over time were joined to form the island city of Bombay. The island was in turn joined with the neighbouring island of Salsette to form Greater Bombay. The city has an estimated metropolitan population of 21 million (2005), making it one of the world's most populous cities.

Mumbai is undoubtedly the commercial capital of India and is one of the predominant port cities in the country. Mumbai's nature as the most eclectic and cosmopolitan Indian city is symbolized in the presence of Bollywood within the city, the centre of the globally-influential Hindi film and TV industries. It is also home to India's largest slum population.

Mumbai is a city built in successive waves of migrations. The neighborhoods acquired their character from the communities that settled there first. These neighborhoods are too numerous to list and there is no commonly accepted way to group these neighborhoods into larger districts. But roughly, from the south to the north, this is how the city developed.

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