Mumbai

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 14.2% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
79/265
Details
Large apartment$940.00
Medium apartment$710.00
Rent index [score]0.80
Small apartment$480.00

Cost of Living

10
11/248
Details
5km taxi ride$1.40
A Cappuccino$2.60
A beer$2.50
A kilogram of Apples$2.50
Bread$0.33
Inflation [score]0.97
Lunch$5.50
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$9.90
Movie ticket$4.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$25.01

Startups

10
7/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups74
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.99
Coworking spaces [score]0.61
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.74
Meetups groups195
Meetups members117461
Number of investors226
Number of startup events in the last 12 months376
Number of upcoming meetup events23
Startup climate scene [score]0.98
Startup events41
Startup events [score]0.57
Startups [score]0.98
Total number of startups855

Venture Capital

6
33/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.59

Travel Connectivity

5
54/265
Details
Airport hub83
Airport hub [score]0.40
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.67

Commute

4
214/254
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/India/Mumbai
Traffic handling [score]0.10

Business Freedom

4
244/263
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

8
107/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.55
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
256/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.59
Healthcare quality [score]0.48
Life expectancy (years)68.31
Life expectancy [score]0.10

Education

1
226/239
Details
Best university in rankingIndian Institute of Technology Bombay
Best university ranking375
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

2
252/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.22
Cleanliness [score]0.16
Drinking water quality [score]0.24
Urban greenery [score]0.26

Economy

6
106/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area63.65
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
224/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.24
Income tax level [score]0.42
Profit tax (% of profit)0.61
Time overhead to file company taxes241
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

5
175/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)23.69
Internet access (download) [score]0.46
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)10.98

Leisure & Culture

5
172/264
Details
Art galleries142
Art galleries [score]0.58
Cinemas259
Cinemas [score]0.79
Comedy clubs41
Comedy clubs [score]0.83
Concert venues159
Concerts [score]0.54
Historical sites108
Historical sites [score]0.61
Museums40
Museums [score]0.38
Performing art venues209
Performing arts [score]0.64
Sport venues105
Sports [score]0.56
Zoos19
Zoos [score]0.63

Tolerance

4
244/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index24.29
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.22
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
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]0.53

Outdoors

6
41/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.30
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 248 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)

$330$640
$480
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$10
Lunch$6
-67%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Mumbai are below average. For this job type, Mumbai ranks 211th for salaries among 265 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)

$25,917
Median salary
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Locals review Mumbai

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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

24%
For annual salary of $40000
27%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

6%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

97/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

229/262
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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 160 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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Embassies

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

Population of Mumbai

21,842,100
10,897 /km²
4/264
Density (people per unit of area)
4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Mumbai

Demographics of India

Median age
28
Elderly people
6%
Life expectancy at birth
69
GDP per capita (in USD)
$5,855
250/262
Unemployment
8%
187/263

Languages

English proficiency score
57
150/228
Common spoken languages
English
Hindi
Gujarati
Kannada
Tamil
Telugu
Bengali
Marathi

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Teleport Users  X  Mumbai

Teleport users who are      Mumbai

Work in:

Founder
6.92%
Marketing Manager
5.03%
Software Engineer
5.03%
Product Manager
4.40%
Graphic Designer
4.40%
Web Developer
3.77%
Architect
3.14%
Other
67.30%

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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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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

India
64th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

100th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

27th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

106th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

124th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

80th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

62nd

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

37th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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