Porto

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
77/265
Details
Large apartment$920.00
Medium apartment$730.00
Rent index [score]0.80
Small apartment$540.00

Cost of Living

7
72/248
Details
5km taxi ride$6.80
A Cappuccino$2.30
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$1.80
Bread$0.46
Inflation [score]0.74
Lunch$7.70
Monthly fitness club membership$41.00
Monthly public transport$42.00
Movie ticket$7.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$42.36

Startups

4
129/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.32
Coworking spaces [score]0.65
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co56
Meetups [score]0.23
Meetups groups49
Meetups members16229
Number of investors3
Number of startup events in the last 12 months119
Number of upcoming meetup events15
Startup climate scene [score]0.48
Startup events11
Startup events [score]0.35
Startups [score]0.54
Total number of startups51

Venture Capital

2
161/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.19

Travel Connectivity

3
130/266
Details
Airport hub61
Airport hub [score]0.32
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.30

Commute

5
89/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.79

Business Freedom

8
142/264
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]0.16
Time to open a business4.50
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

8
99/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.58
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
161/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)81.14
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

4
112/240
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)21
PISA ranking18
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.79
PISA reading (high school)15
PISA science (high school)17
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
112/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.60
Cleanliness [score]0.66
Drinking water quality [score]0.84
Urban greenery [score]0.72

Economy

3
223/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
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
177/266
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

4
182/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)29.40
Internet access (download) [score]0.47
Internet access (upload) [score]0.43
Upload speed (Mbps)9.75

Leisure & Culture

6
139/264
Details
Art galleries84
Art galleries [score]0.65
Cinemas49
Cinemas [score]0.40
Comedy clubs20
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues100
Concerts [score]0.58
Historical sites119
Historical sites [score]0.58
Museums73
Museums [score]0.54
Performing art venues90
Performing arts [score]0.49
Sport venues126
Sports [score]0.66
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.65

Tolerance

10
6/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index95.36
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.98
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
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]0.93

Outdoors

6
36/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.25
Median peak in meters612.78
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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Cost of living

Costs of living in Porto are in the 72nd place of all 248 Teleport cities. 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)

$750$1,100
$920
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$41
Movie ticket$7
Broadband internet connection$27
Monthly public transport$42
Lunch$8
-49%
compared to
San Francisco

Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

30%
For annual salary of $40000
36%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

23%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

243/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

89/263

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in ...

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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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

Portugal
20th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

40th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

131st

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

4th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

12th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

18th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

46th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

25th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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