Perth

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
206/265
Details
Large apartment$2000.00
Medium apartment$1700.00
Rent index [score]0.54
Small apartment$1400.00

Cost of Living

4
225/245
Details
5km taxi ride$8.80
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$4.50
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$0.85
Inflation [score]0.40
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$57.00
Monthly public transport$96.00
Movie ticket$16.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$94.07

Startups

5
91/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.41
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Meetups [score]0.36
Meetups groups95
Meetups members29491
Number of investors28
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1129
Number of upcoming meetup events47
Startup climate scene [score]0.45
Startup events163
Startup events [score]0.79
Startups [score]0.62
Total number of startups183

Venture Capital

4
113/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.35

Travel Connectivity

2
168/265
Details
Airport hub38
Airport hub [score]0.23
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.19

Commute

5
154/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Australia/Perth
Traffic handling [score]0.54

Business Freedom

9
17/263
Details
Business freedom89.40
Business freedom [score]0.96
Freedom from corruption80.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.87
Lack of labor restrictions77.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.75
Time to open a business2.50
Time to open a business [score]0.99

Safety

7
128/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.55
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents14
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.98
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

9
11/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.93
Healthcare quality [score]0.88
Life expectancy (years)82.84
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

5
74/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Western Australia
Best university ranking125
Country mean scores in PISA math test499.81
Country mean scores in PISA reading test511.80
Country mean scores in PISA science test521.49
PISA math ranking (high school)19
PISA ranking16
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)12
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.14
University quality [score]0.20

Environmental Quality

8
49/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.80
Cleanliness [score]0.80
Drinking water quality [score]0.86
Urban greenery [score]0.85

Economy

6
85/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.26
Currency for urban areaAUD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.47
GDP per capita$46433.30
GDP per capita [score]0.74

Taxation

5
134/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.48
Income tax level [score]0.45
Profit tax (% of profit)0.48
Time overhead to file company taxes105
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

6
97/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)14.66
Internet access (download) [score]0.36
Internet access (upload) [score]0.85
Upload speed (Mbps)27.60

Leisure & Culture

5
196/264
Details
Art galleries96
Art galleries [score]0.57
Cinemas67
Cinemas [score]0.51
Comedy clubs49
Comedy clubs [score]0.68
Concert venues97
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites52
Historical sites [score]0.43
Museums40
Museums [score]0.47
Performing art venues107
Performing arts [score]0.55
Sport venues59
Sports [score]0.60
Zoos6
Zoos [score]0.74

Tolerance

7
105/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.79
LGBT Equality Index85.28
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rightsN/A
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ 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 rightsVaries by Region
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.62

Outdoors

6
51/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.18
Median peak in meters330.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)27.00
Water access [score]0.95
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Perth are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 245 Teleport cities and the second most expensive in Australia. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Perth 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)

$1,600$2,300
$2000
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$57
Movie ticket$16
Broadband internet connection$44
Monthly public transport$96
Lunch$14
-10%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Perth are above average. For this job type, Perth ranks 73rd 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 Perth.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$59,832
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

17%
For annual salary of $40000
26%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

10%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

77/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

180/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

13.70
Guns per 100 people
0.93
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Perth in position 155 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Canberra, Australia

4 Beale Crescent, Deakin West ACT 2600

Phone: (+61-2) 6282 7311

Startup Visa

Business Innovation and Investment visa
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo4 years
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People in Perth

Population of Perth

3,095,000
236 /km²
248/264
Density (people per unit of area)
7%
Growth in 2015-2020
Perth

Demographics of Australia

Median age
39
Elderly people
16%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$46,433
85/262
Unemployment
6%
146/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English

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Work in:

Software Engineer
10.29%
Project Manager
7.35%
IT Manager
7.35%
Founder
7.35%
Marketing Manager
5.88%
Web Designer
5.88%
Civil Engineer
4.41%
Other
51.47%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Perth

Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia. It is separated from Adelaide (the nearest city with over one million inhabitants) by a distance of 2,139km, including the vast desert Nullarbor Plain.

Perth spreads out along on a flat coastal plain, dissected by the Swan River, and spreads over the Darling Scarp to the east. The Indian Ocean coastline to the west is its only distinct physical boundary.

Perth has a population of over 1.8 million (2012), making it the fourth largest city in Australia.

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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

Australia
18th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

9th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

33rd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

54th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

66th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

43rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

17th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

7th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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