Porto

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
51/263
Details
Large apartment$658.37
Medium apartment$537.64
Rent index [score]0.89
Small apartment$416.90

Cost of Living

8
68/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.30
A Cappuccino$1.60
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$1.50
Bread$0.42
Inflation [score]0.76
Lunch$6.90
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$40.00
Movie ticket$6.10
Price of a meal at a restaurant$40.75

Startups

4
137/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.66
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co30
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups18
Meetups members3419
Number of investors3
Number of startup events in the last 12 months69
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.44
Startup events3
Startup events21
Startup events [score]0.21
Startups [score]0.55
Total number of startups94

Venture Capital

4
87/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.40

Travel Connectivity

3
120/260
Details
Airport hub61
Airport hub [score]0.32
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.34

Commute

5
101/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.71

Business Freedom

8
140/259
Details
Business freedom85.30
Business freedom [score]0.87
Freedom from corruption63.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.63
Lack of labor restrictions43.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.17
Time to open a business4.50
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

8
110/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.56
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents9
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.96
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

8
40/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.76
Healthcare quality [score]0.88
Life expectancy (years)81.14
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

5
143/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Porto
Best university ranking450
Country mean scores in PISA math test481.44
Country mean scores in PISA reading test487.76
Country mean scores in PISA science test489.27
PISA math ranking (high school)27
PISA ranking29
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.81
PISA reading (high school)29
PISA science (high school)32
Percent of happy students0.85
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.25
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 test0.11
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.06
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.05
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

7
134/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.59
Cleanliness [score]0.61
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]0.70

Economy

3
218/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.26
GDP per capita$26974.63
GDP per capita [score]0.44

Taxation

4
187/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.62
Income tax level [score]0.21
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes243
VAT (Sales Tax)0.23

Internet Access

5
129/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)38.95
Internet access (download) [score]0.68
Internet access (upload) [score]0.39
Upload speed (Mbps)8.22

Leisure & Culture

6
140/263
Details
Art galleries83
Art galleries [score]0.65
Cinemas51
Cinemas [score]0.40
Comedy clubs19
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues96
Concerts [score]0.57
Historical sites118
Historical sites [score]0.55
Museums71
Museums [score]0.57
Performing art venues87
Performing arts [score]0.50
Sport venues123
Sports [score]0.65
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.64

Tolerance

6
176/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index96.25
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.99
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
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]0.15

Outdoors

6
31/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.33
Median peak in meters797.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)92.00
Water access [score]0.94
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Porto are in the 68th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Moving to Porto will very likely decrease 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)

$349$484
$417
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$6
Broadband internet connection$27
Monthly public transport$40
Lunch$7
-51%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Porto are low. For this job type, Porto ranks 228th 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 Porto.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$20,373
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

8.50
Guns per 100 people
1.58
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Porto in position 152 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Porto

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Porto

Porto is Portugal's second largest city and the capital of the Northern region, and a busy industrial and commercial center. The city itself isn't very populous (about 240,000 inhabitants), but the Porto metropolitan area has some 1,500,000 inhabitants in a 50 km radius, with cities like Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila do Conde, Póvoa de Varzim and Espinho.

The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. It has been continuously inhabited since at least the 4th Century, when the Romans referred to it as Portus Calle, which is the origin of the entire country's name.

The city is officially styled "a muito nobre, sempre leal e invicta cidade do Porto" (the very noble, always faithful, and invincible city of Porto). This is usually shortened to "a Cidade Invicta" (the invincible city) a title won because of Porto's unparalleled resistance against Napoleonic troops during the Peninsular war. Residents of Porto are nicknamed the Tripeiros, or tripe eaters. This is based on the legend of the city's inhabitants going without meat in order to provision the fleet (which left from Porto) that left to conquer Ceuta in North Africa in 1415. As the story goes, they had to subsist on tripe soup, which is a specialty of the city.

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