Nice

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
238/265
Details
Large apartment$1300.00
Medium apartment$1000.00
Small apartment$770.00

Cost of Living

N/A
Details
5km taxi ride$13.00
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$2.30
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.61
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$54.00
Monthly public transport$34.00
Movie ticket$11.00

Startups

3
179/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.18
Meetups groups33
Meetups members6140
Number of investors7
Number of startup events in the last 12 months38
Number of upcoming meetup events10
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.23
Startups [score]0.44
Total number of startups52

Venture Capital

3
146/221
Details
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

7
23/265
Details
Airport hub91
Airport hub [score]0.43
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.94

Commute

5
79/252
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.63

Business Freedom

8
146/263
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
127/265
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]0.93
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

8
45/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.72
Healthcare quality [score]0.82
Life expectancy (years)82.43
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

4
115/239
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
140/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.60
Cleanliness [score]0.45
Drinking water quality [score]0.81
Urban greenery [score]0.69

Economy

4
185/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.86
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
241/265
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
131/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)12.52
Internet access (download) [score]0.32
Internet access (upload) [score]0.80
Upload speed (Mbps)24.22

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]0.47
Historical sites31
Historical sites [score]0.51
Museums28
Museums [score]0.45
Performing art venues32
Performing arts [score]0.28
Sport venues24
Sports [score]0.42
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.54

Tolerance

6
168/265
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]0.43

Outdoors

6
56/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.30
Median peak in meters798.00
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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Costs of living

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Housing costs (USD)

$700$850
$770
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$54
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$34
Lunch$14
-34%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$38,847
Median salary
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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

155/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

242/262
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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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Nice in position 129 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Paris, France

32 Avenue Raphael, 75016

Phone: 01 45 25 05 29

Embassy of France in Kabul, Afghanistan

B.P. 62 - Avenue de Cherpour, Chahr-e-Nao

Phone: [93] 70 28 40 32

Startup Visa

French Tech Ticket
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoYes6 months
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People in Nice

Population of Nice

370,900
3,460 /km²
27/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Nice

Demographics of France

Median age
41
Elderly people
19%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$40,375
123/262
Unemployment
10%
218/263

Languages

English proficiency score
54
173/228
Common spoken languages
French

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Work in:

Marketing Manager
8.33%
Software Engineer
8.33%
Founder
6.25%
Administrative Assistant
5.21%
Account Manager
4.17%
Project Manager
4.17%
Finance Manager
4.17%
Other
59.38%

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Impressions from Nice

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On living in Nice

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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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

France
11th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

15th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

47th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

8th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

20th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

20th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

13th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

18th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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