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 32.7% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
219/265
Details
Large apartment$2200.00
Medium apartment$1800.00
Rent index [score]0.46
Small apartment$1400.00

Cost of Living

5
206/248
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$3.80
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$3.10
Bread$0.90
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$16.00
Monthly fitness club membership$56.00
Monthly public transport$74.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$82.77

Startups

7
40/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups15
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.63
Coworking spaces [score]0.40
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co32
Meetups [score]0.77
Meetups groups200
Meetups members137908
Number of investors143
Number of startup events in the last 12 months653
Number of upcoming meetup events153
Startup climate scene [score]0.77
Startup events224
Startup events [score]0.79
Startups [score]0.76
Total number of startups438

Venture Capital

6
32/188
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra DE, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.56

Travel Connectivity

8
10/266
Details
Airport hub191
Airport hub [score]0.81
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.80

Commute

6
18/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Germany/Munich
Traffic handling [score]0.87

Business Freedom

9
24/264
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]0.28
Time to open a business10.50
Time to open a business [score]0.89

Safety

9
25/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.97
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]0.84
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

9
31/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.87
Healthcare quality [score]0.96
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

8
11/240
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
18/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.89
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.89
Urban greenery [score]0.83

Economy

5
133/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
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
204/266
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
144/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)50.96
Internet access (download) [score]0.63
Internet access (upload) [score]0.40
Upload speed (Mbps)8.76

Leisure & Culture

7
53/264
Details
Art galleries107
Art galleries [score]0.60
Cinemas86
Cinemas [score]0.53
Comedy clubs73
Comedy clubs [score]0.76
Concert venues107
Concerts [score]0.62
Historical sites166
Historical sites [score]0.71
Museums99
Museums [score]0.75
Performing art venues121
Performing arts [score]0.61
Sport venues83
Sports [score]0.73
Zoos45
Zoos [score]0.83

Tolerance

8
45/266
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]0.82

Outdoors

7
8/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.60
Median peak in meters1996.00
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 most expensive 20 percent of all 248 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Germany. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Munich 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)

$1,600$2,000
$1800
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$56
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$28
Monthly public transport$74
Lunch$16
-21%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

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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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

155/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

188/263
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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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Munich in position 14 of 266 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Munich

Population of Munich

3,657,500
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
GDP per capita (in USD)
$45,888
97/263
Unemployment
4%
41/264

Languages

English proficiency score
62
120/228
Common spoken languages
German

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Teleport Users  X  Munich

Teleport users who are      Munich

Work in:

Software Engineer
10.95%
Web Developer
3.97%
Marketing Manager
3.89%
Founder
3.57%
Project Manager
2.94%
Teacher
2.86%
Systems Administrator
2.30%
Other
69.52%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.8

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Munich

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On living in Munich

Munich (German: München, Bavarian: Minga) is the capital city of the German federal state of Bavaria. Within the city limits, Munich has a population of more than 1.5 million, making it the third most populous city in Germany. Greater Munich including its suburbs has a population of 2.7 million. The Munich metropolitan region which extends to cities like Augsburg or Ingolstadt has a population of more than 5.6 million.

Located at the river Isar in Southern Bavaria, it is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer festival. Munich has a thriving cultural scene and many travellers are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by Allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city centre appears mostly as it did in the early 1900s, including its largest church, the Frauenkirche cathedral, and the famous City Hall.

Munich is a major international centre of business, engineering and research, exemplified by the presence of two research universities, several multinational companies, and world class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum.

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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

Germany
7th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

2nd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

44th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

17th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

30th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

7th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

11th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

13th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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