Munich

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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 28.6% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
205/263
Details
Large apartment$1811.28
Medium apartment$1429.12
Rent index [score]0.57
Small apartment$1046.95

Cost of Living

5
181/261
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$1.20
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$50.00
Monthly public transport$73.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$75.07

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]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co13
Meetups [score]0.72
Meetups groups199
Meetups members85169
Number of investors143
Number of startup events in the last 12 months425
Number of upcoming meetup events102
Startup climate scene [score]0.75
Startup events75
Startup events91
Startup events [score]0.72
Startups [score]0.75
Total number of startups478

Venture Capital

7
34/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesWayra DE, ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.71

Travel Connectivity

8
5/260
Details
Airport hub191
Airport hub [score]0.82
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.85

Commute

6
39/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Germany/Munich
Traffic handling [score]0.81

Business Freedom

9
24/259
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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
16/264
Details
Crime rate [score]1.00
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]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.92

Healthcare

8
37/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.95
Life expectancy (years)81.04
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

8
10/230
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)12
PISA ranking14
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.91
PISA reading (high school)16
PISA science (high school)11
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]0.64

Environmental Quality

9
10/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.91
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.87
Urban greenery [score]0.87

Economy

5
130/258
Details
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
199/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes218
VAT (Sales Tax)0.19

Internet Access

6
104/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)47.45
Internet access (download) [score]0.75
Internet access (upload) [score]0.40
Upload speed (Mbps)8.55

Leisure & Culture

7
53/263
Details
Art galleries108
Art galleries [score]0.60
Cinemas80
Cinemas [score]0.52
Comedy clubs73
Comedy clubs [score]0.76
Concert venues101
Concerts [score]0.60
Historical sites165
Historical sites [score]0.73
Museums93
Museums [score]0.75
Performing art venues123
Performing arts [score]0.59
Sport venues111
Sports [score]0.72
Zoos13
Zoos [score]0.82

Tolerance

6
151/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.87
LGBT Equality Index85.92
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.88
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ 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]0.32

Outdoors

8
7/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.68
Median peak in meters1984.50
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 181st place of all 261 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)

$1,623$2,000
$1811
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$50
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$28
Monthly public transport$73
Lunch$12
-24%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Munich are above average. For this job type, Munich ranks 91st 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 Munich.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$54,210
Median salary
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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 4 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.8

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Munich

3:37 MUNICH IN MOTION

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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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