Nice

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
147/265
Details
Large apartment$1500.00
Medium apartment$1200.00
Rent index [score]0.67
Small apartment$840.00

Cost of Living

4
215/248
Details
5km taxi ride$14.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.64
Inflation [score]0.45
Lunch$20.00
Monthly fitness club membership$57.00
Monthly public transport$44.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$89.55

Startups

3
199/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.30
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co13
Meetups [score]0.19
Meetups groups37
Meetups members8549
Number of investors7
Number of startup events in the last 12 months38
Number of upcoming meetup events14
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events6
Startup events [score]0.27
Startups [score]0.42
Total number of startups64

Venture Capital

3
115/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.26

Travel Connectivity

6
28/266
Details
Airport hub91
Airport hub [score]0.43
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.86

Commute

6
13/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.86

Business Freedom

8
146/264
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]0.16
Time to open a business3.50
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

7
131/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.62
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.92
Lack of guns [score]0.83
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.88

Healthcare

9
57/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.87
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)82.43
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

4
116/240
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Nice Sophia Antipolis
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)20
PISA ranking19
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.78
PISA reading (high school)14
PISA science (high school)20
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
138/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.61
Cleanliness [score]0.49
Drinking water quality [score]0.79
Urban greenery [score]0.68

Economy

4
186/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.19
GDP per capita$40374.53
GDP per capita [score]0.65

Taxation

3
244/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.20
Income tax level [score]0.33
Profit tax (% of profit)0.63
Time overhead to file company taxes139
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

6
58/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)18.29
Internet access (download) [score]0.33
Internet access (upload) [score]0.96
Upload speed (Mbps)41.02

Leisure & Culture

5
184/264
Details
Art galleries47
Art galleries [score]0.32
Cinemas23
Cinemas [score]0.31
Comedy clubs24
Comedy clubs [score]0.75
Concert venues33
Concerts [score]0.48
Historical sites30
Historical sites [score]0.50
Museums29
Museums [score]0.45
Performing art venues33
Performing arts [score]0.28
Sport venues23
Sports [score]0.41
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.54

Tolerance

6
176/266
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.77
LGBT Equality Index84.44
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.86
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]0.43

Outdoors

6
62/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.30
Median peak in meters806.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)18.00
Water access [score]0.81
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Cost of living

Costs of living in Nice are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 248 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)

$750$930
$840
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$57
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$44
Lunch$20
-18%
compared to
San Francisco

Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

15%
For annual salary of $40000
23%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

20%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

155/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

243/263

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On living in ...

Nice (pronounced like the English word "niece") is a large city in France on the French Riviera. It's a popular destination for vacationers both young and old, with something to offer nearly everyone. It is well known for the beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais, its famous waterfront, and is an ethnically diverse port city.

Nice's origins can be found among the Gallo-Roman ruins of Cimiez, in the hills up the boulevard de Cimiez from downtown. Cimiez also contains a monastery and some museums, but nowadays, most of the city's inhabitants live closer to sea level. Nice was part of the Italian Duchy of Savoia and then the Kingdom of Sardinia until it was ceded to France as late as 1860. The ancient local language is Nissart, and some of the street signs are bilingual. However very few people speak Nissart, and even the elderly know and speak French. Don't assume everyone you encounter will speak English — an effort at French will always be appreciated.

Nice Airport (IATA: NCE) is one of the busiest in France and has frequent daily flights to Paris, and direct to most major cities in Europe, including Moscow, as well as New York and Canada (seasonal), and a number of destinations in North Africa and the Middle East. The airport is located at the western end of Nice on a landfill. Arrival and departure in good weather often provides beautiful views of the French Riviera.

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