Perth

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
213/263
Details
Large apartment$1816.91
Medium apartment$1578.03
Rent index [score]0.54
Small apartment$1339.15

Cost of Living

3
240/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.10
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$4.70
A kilogram of Apples$3.50
Bread$1.50
Inflation [score]0.32
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$100.00
Movie ticket$15.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$97.85

Startups

6
77/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups15
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.51
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Meetups [score]0.33
Meetups groups80
Meetups members23312
Number of investors28
Number of startup events in the last 12 months904
Number of upcoming meetup events25
Startup climate scene [score]0.54
Startup events70
Startup events120
Startup events [score]0.71
Startups [score]0.62
Total number of startups167

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
165/260
Details
Airport hub37
Airport hub [score]0.23
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.19

Commute

5
159/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Australia/Perth
Traffic handling [score]0.57

Business Freedom

9
17/259
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
135/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.55
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents22
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.98
Lack of guns [score]0.90
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

8
78/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.56
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)82.84
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

2
214/230
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)59
PISA ranking59
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)59
PISA science (high school)59
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
68/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.78
Cleanliness [score]0.82
Drinking water quality [score]0.76
Urban greenery [score]0.76

Economy

6
85/258
Details
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
127/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.48
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.48
Time overhead to file company taxes105
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

3
201/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)22.88
Internet access (download) [score]0.50
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
Upload speed (Mbps)4.24

Leisure & Culture

5
193/263
Details
Art galleries95
Art galleries [score]0.60
Cinemas67
Cinemas [score]0.51
Comedy clubs42
Comedy clubs [score]0.69
Concert venues95
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites51
Historical sites [score]0.45
Museums40
Museums [score]0.49
Performing art venues105
Performing arts [score]0.56
Sport venues59
Sports [score]0.60
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.73

Tolerance

7
76/264
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]0.53

Outdoors

6
60/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters330.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)27.00
Water access [score]0.93
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Perth are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the 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)

$1,330$2,304
$1817
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$15
Broadband internet connection$44
Monthly public transport$100
Lunch$15
-9%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Perth are above average. For this job type, Perth ranks 75th for salaries among 264 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)

$58,378
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

21.70
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 156 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

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Phone: (+61-2) 6282 7311

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Business Innovation and Investment visa
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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 the distance of 2,139km to the east that includes the Nullarbor.

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

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

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