Oxford

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
223/265
Details
Large apartment$2200.00
Medium apartment$1700.00
Rent index [score]0.40
Small apartment$1300.00

Cost of Living

5
182/245
Details
5km taxi ride$14.00
A Cappuccino$3.90
A beer$2.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$0.96
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$54.00
Monthly public transport$78.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$83.81

Startups

5
113/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.37
Coworking spaces [score]1.00
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.38
Meetups groups103
Meetups members29463
Number of investors32
Number of startup events in the last 12 months212
Number of upcoming meetup events28
Startup climate scene [score]0.53
Startup events25
Startup events [score]0.49
Startups [score]0.54
Total number of startups51

Venture Capital

4
102/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.38

Travel Connectivity

8
13/265
Details
Airport hub294
Airport hub [score]1.00
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.59

Commute

6
8/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.94

Business Freedom

9
35/263
Details
Business freedom86.00
Business freedom [score]0.89
Freedom from corruption78.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.84
Lack of labor restrictions71.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business4.50
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

8
70/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.72
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

8
156/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.82
Healthcare quality [score]0.72
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

7
24/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Oxford
Best university ranking1
Country mean scores in PISA math test494.15
Country mean scores in PISA reading test499.32
Country mean scores in PISA science test514.13
PISA math ranking (high school)21
PISA ranking17
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.81
PISA reading (high school)15
PISA science (high school)13
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]0.52

Environmental Quality

8
62/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.83
Cleanliness [score]0.77
Drinking water quality [score]0.74
Urban greenery [score]0.89

Economy

5
118/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.77
Currency for urban areaGBP
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$39510.94
GDP per capita [score]0.63

Taxation

6
70/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.39
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes110
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

7
46/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)52.32
Internet access (download) [score]0.78
Internet access (upload) [score]0.60
Upload speed (Mbps)14.63

Leisure & Culture

5
144/264
Details
Art galleries24
Art galleries [score]0.61
Cinemas10
Cinemas [score]0.26
Comedy clubs3
Comedy clubs [score]0.51
Concert venues23
Concerts [score]0.30
Historical sites21
Historical sites [score]0.57
Museums11
Museums [score]0.53
Performing art venues24
Performing arts [score]0.29
Sport venues10
Sports [score]0.39
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

8
74/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.76
LGBT Equality Index86.67
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
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✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.71

Outdoors

3
226/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.13
Median peak in meters136.50
Urban area elevation (meters)70.00
Water access [score]0.40
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Oxford are in the 182nd place of all 245 Teleport cities and the third most expensive in United Kingdom. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Oxford 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)

$1,900$2,400
$2200
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$54
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$34
Monthly public transport$78
Lunch$13
-21%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Oxford are above average. For this job type, Oxford ranks 113th 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 Oxford.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$47,291
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

20%
For annual salary of $40000
30%
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

102/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

45/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

6.60
Guns per 100 people
0.23
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Oxford in position 90 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in London, United Kingdom

31 Princes Gate, London SW7 1QQ, United Kingdom

Phone: +44- (020) 75898891

British Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan

15th Street, , Roundabout Wazir Akbar Khan, PO Box 334, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: +93 (0) 700 102 000

Startup Visa

Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo3 years
Oxygen accelerator
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoYes26 weeks
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People in Oxford

Population of Oxford

189,000
1,551 /km²
86/264
Density (people per unit of area)
5%
Growth in 2015-2020
Oxford

Demographics of United Kingdom

Median age
41
Elderly people
18%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$39,511
136/262
Unemployment
5%
134/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English

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Software Engineer
8.33%
Content Marketing
6.25%
Web Developer
6.25%
Attorney
6.25%
QA Engineer
4.17%
Marketing Manager
4.17%
Other
56.25%

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On living in Oxford


Oxford is the oldest university city in the United Kingdom, some 50 miles (80 km) to the west of the capital London in its own county of Oxfordshire, on the river Thames (the section of the Thames in Oxford is known as "The Isis") and Cherwell. Together with Cambridge (the second oldest university city and Oxford's great rival), Oxford has long represented the English academic establishment and elite ("Oxbridge"), a haven of tradition and endeavour. Oxford's famous "Dreaming Spires" refer to the medieval churches and colleges that dominate the bustling modern town in all their Gothic splendour. Picturesque architecture and a vibrant modern life (driven by students, light industry and technology) set in the rolling countryside of Oxfordshire make this a great destination.

Oxford was first occupied in Saxon times, and was initially known as "Oxanforda". The settlement began with the foundations of St Frideswide's nunnery in the 8th century, and was first mentioned in written records in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 912. By the 10th century Oxford had become an important military frontier town between the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex and was on several occasions raided by the Danes.

The University of Oxford was founded in the 12th century and therefore constitutes the oldest English-speaking university. Oxford, like Cambridge, differs from many other universities in that there is no 'campus' as such, and no central university building. Instead, the University consists of approximately 40 colleges and associated buildings, such as the Exam Schools (on the High Street: closed to the public), the world-famous Bodleian Library (main buildings in Radcliffe Square, off the High Street: limited access to the public), and several world-class museums. Each college has its own individual character, some date from the 13th century, others are merely a few decades old. Many of the colleges are closed to the public, particularly during term times, but some are open at different times. For example: Christ Church (the college of "Brideshead" fame) is mostly open, and has the added bonus of having a (small) cathedral attached, where excellent music is performed at Evensong everyday; it also has an excellent art gallery. Some of Christ Church's buildings are used in films such as Harry Potter. Other colleges of note are Magdalen (pronounced 'maudlin'), which has a deer park, and those along the High Street, all of which have an impressive list of alumni. Shelley fans should visit University College. Former women-only colleges such as the pretty Somerville (Woodstock Rd) further to the north of the centre are interesting to get a feel for the range of colleges in Oxford.

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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

United Kingdom
5th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

14th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

64th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

22nd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

5th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

11th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

1st

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

2nd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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