Nantes

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
90/263
Details
Large apartment$1029.58
Medium apartment$794.59
Rent index [score]0.82
Small apartment$559.60

Cost of Living

5
126/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$2.70
A beer$1.90
A kilogram of Apples$2.20
Bread$0.57
Inflation [score]0.54
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$45.00
Monthly public transport$56.00
Movie ticket$9.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$73.10

Startups

4
157/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.20
Meetups groups37
Meetups members9153
Number of investors3
Number of startup events in the last 12 months103
Number of upcoming meetup events20
Startup climate scene [score]0.43
Startup events8
Startup events19
Startup events [score]0.34
Startups [score]0.49
Total number of startups105

Venture Capital

3
142/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

6
28/260
Details
Airport hub55
Airport hub [score]0.29
Intercity train connectivity [score]1.00

Commute

6
26/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]1.00

Business Freedom

8
144/259
Details
Business freedom78.40
Business freedom [score]0.73
Freedom from corruption69.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.72
Lack of labor restrictions43.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.17
Time to open a business3.50
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

8
98/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.70
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.93
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

9
19/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.68
Healthcare quality [score]0.97
Life expectancy (years)82.43
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

5
109/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Nantes
Best university ranking450
Country mean scores in PISA math test496.35
Country mean scores in PISA reading test505.48
Country mean scores in PISA science test498.97
PISA math ranking (high school)21
PISA ranking20
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.85
PISA reading (high school)17
PISA science (high school)22
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.19
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.08
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

6
151/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.79
Cleanliness [score]0.59
Drinking water quality [score]0.49
Urban greenery [score]0.52

Economy

4
181/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.19
GDP per capita$40374.53
GDP per capita [score]0.64

Taxation

3
236/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.20
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.63
Time overhead to file company taxes139
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

3
219/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)14.65
Internet access (download) [score]0.36
Internet access (upload) [score]0.24
Upload speed (Mbps)5.05

Leisure & Culture

4
207/263
Details
Art galleries60
Art galleries [score]0.40
Cinemas27
Cinemas [score]0.37
Comedy clubs27
Comedy clubs [score]0.74
Concert venues47
Concerts [score]0.34
Historical sites42
Historical sites [score]0.62
Museums20
Museums [score]0.27
Performing art venues40
Performing arts [score]0.19
Sport venues100
Sports [score]0.43
Zoos7
Zoos [score]0.46

Tolerance

8
35/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.77
LGBT Equality Index84.86
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year 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, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.69

Outdoors

3
220/260
Details
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)20.00
Water access [score]0.54
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Nantes are in the 126th 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)

$926$1,133
$1030
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$45
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$29
Monthly public transport$56
Lunch$14
-30%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$31,321
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

31.20
Guns per 100 people
2.83
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Nantes in position 94 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.8

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Nantes

Nantes (Breton: Naoned) is the capital of the north-western French region of Pays de la Loire. That said, Nantes has strong historical connections with the adjoining region of Brittany, and is the historical capital of the region (though not its official capital since the days of Napoleon).

The tiny Canadian town of Nantes (Québec) near Lac-Mégantic is named after Nantes and is a twin town.

Nantes was once an important port located 50 km up the Loire River. It grew rich on the triangular trade with Africa and the West Indies. Nantes is also famous for being the home of the science fiction writer Jules Verne. Rain is frequent, and beware if it's sunny because brief but fierce tempests have been known to appear unexpectedly. Always carry an umbrella or raincoat when going out. Winters are typically mild.

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