Munich

Quality of life in Munich

Munich has a strong background in multiple industries, and is now a center for software and biotechnology. It's also the second largest publishing center in the world. People who love sports or nature aren't left out either: the Bavarian Alps allow winter lovers to indulge themselves while FC Bayern Munich is one of the most important football teams in the world.

Munich is one of the top ten city matches for 34.2% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
199/265
Details
Large apartment$1800.00
Medium apartment$1500.00
Rent index [score]0.57
Small apartment$1100.00

Cost of Living

5
153/250
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$1.50
Inflation [score]0.50
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$46.00
Monthly public transport$66.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$71.46

Startups

7
46/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups21
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.59
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co13
Meetups [score]0.73
Meetups groups199
Meetups members102893
Number of investors143
Number of startup events in the last 12 months599
Number of upcoming meetup events139
Startup climate scene [score]0.75
Startup events168
Startup events [score]0.79
Startups [score]0.75
Total number of startups479

Venture Capital

7
32/222
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra DE, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.73

Travel Connectivity

8
6/265
Details
Airport hub191
Airport hub [score]0.81
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.86

Commute

6
24/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Germany/Munich
Traffic handling [score]0.82

Business Freedom

9
24/263
Details
Business freedom90.00
Business freedom [score]0.97
Freedom from corruption79.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.86
Lack of labor restrictions50.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.29
Time to open a business10.50
Time to open a business [score]0.89

Safety

9
21/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.99
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents30
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

8
39/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.69
Healthcare quality [score]0.95
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

8
12/239
Details
Best university in rankingLMU Munich
Best university ranking30
Country mean scores in PISA math test517.09
Country mean scores in PISA reading test507.68
Country mean scores in PISA science test524.12
PISA math ranking (high school)14
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)9
PISA science (high school)13
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.18
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.17
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12
University quality [score]0.65

Environmental Quality

9
15/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.90
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.87
Urban greenery [score]0.81

Economy

5
132/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.89
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.34
GDP per capita$45888.42
GDP per capita [score]0.73

Taxation

4
203/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.33
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes218
VAT (Sales Tax)0.19

Internet Access

5
139/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)44.22
Internet access (download) [score]0.72
Internet access (upload) [score]0.37
Upload speed (Mbps)7.82

Leisure & Culture

7
52/264
Details
Art galleries108
Art galleries [score]0.60
Cinemas83
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs73
Comedy clubs [score]0.75
Concert venues100
Concerts [score]0.61
Historical sites197
Historical sites [score]0.72
Museums98
Museums [score]0.75
Performing art venues125
Performing arts [score]0.61
Sport venues105
Sports [score]0.73
Zoos46
Zoos [score]0.84

Tolerance

9
31/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.87
LGBT Equality Index85.45
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite 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, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.86

Outdoors

7
7/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.61
Median peak in meters1980.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)525.00
Water access [score]0.87
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Munich are in the 153rd place of all 250 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)

$1,600$2,100
$1800
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$46
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$28
Monthly public transport$66
Lunch$14
-29%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Munich are above average. For this job type, Munich ranks 87th 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 Munich.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$55,301
Median salary
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What could Munich do better?#improveMunich

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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

21%
For annual salary of $40000
31%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

19%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

155/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

187/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.30
Guns per 100 people
1.01
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Munich in position 7 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 Munich, Germany

Nordliche Munchner Strasse 12, 82031 Grunwald bei Munchen, Germany

Phone: +49 89 121994444

Embassy of Germany in Kabul, Afghanistan

Wazir Akbar Khan, Mena 6 , P.O. Box 83, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: calls from Germany,w,ldwide: + 93 (0) 20 - 210 15 12,calls from Afghanistan: (020) - 210 15 12

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People in Munich

Population of Munich

3,663,900
419 /km²
208/264
Density (people per unit of area)
4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Munich

Demographics of Germany

Median age
47
Elderly people
22%
Life expectancy at birth
81