Quebec

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
64/265
Details
Large apartment$860.00
Medium apartment$720.00
Rent index [score]0.86
Small apartment$570.00

Cost of Living

6
121/245
Details
5km taxi ride$8.60
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$2.90
A kilogram of Apples$3.20
Bread$1.60
Inflation [score]0.58
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$33.00
Monthly public transport$65.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$67.25

Startups

4
162/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Meetups [score]0.15
Meetups groups23
Meetups members3361
Number of startup events in the last 12 months165
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.43
Startup events20
Startup events [score]0.45
Startups [score]0.55
Total number of startups65

Venture Capital

3
132/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.31

Travel Connectivity

1
224/265
Details
Airport hub18
Airport hub [score]0.16
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
102/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.73

Business Freedom

9
48/263
Details
Business freedom81.80
Business freedom [score]0.80
Freedom from corruption81.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.89
Lack of labor restrictions72.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.67
Time to open a business1.50
Time to open a business [score]1.00

Safety

9
26/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.98
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents31
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.90

Healthcare

9
62/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.91
Healthcare quality [score]0.79
Life expectancy (years)82.17
Life expectancy [score]0.93

Education

5
51/239
Details
Best university in rankingLaval University
Best university ranking275
PISA math ranking (high school)9
PISA ranking5
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.97
PISA reading (high school)2
PISA science (high school)6
University quality [score]0.12

Environmental Quality

7
112/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.70
Cleanliness [score]0.64
Drinking water quality [score]0.74
Urban greenery [score]0.71

Economy

6
91/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.27
Currency for urban areaCAD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$44843.44
GDP per capita [score]0.72

Taxation

7
21/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.96
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.21
Time overhead to file company taxes131
VAT (Sales Tax)0.05

Internet Access

3
217/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)11.93
Internet access (download) [score]0.30
Internet access (upload) [score]0.32
Upload speed (Mbps)6.56

Leisure & Culture

6
138/264
Details
Art galleries71
Art galleries [score]0.59
Cinemas17
Cinemas [score]0.32
Comedy clubs20
Comedy clubs [score]0.66
Concert venues55
Concerts [score]0.45
Historical sites47
Historical sites [score]0.69
Museums37
Museums [score]0.44
Performing art venues73
Performing arts [score]0.48
Sport venues43
Sports [score]0.47
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

9
34/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.80
LGBT Equality Index82.02
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.84
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (5-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsVaries by Region
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rightsVaries by Region
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalityVaries by Region
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.89

Outdoors

4
150/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.18
Median peak in meters335.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)63.00
Water access [score]0.72
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Québec are in the 121st place of all 245 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)

$480$650
$570
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Movie ticket$10
Monthly fitness club membership$33
Monthly public transport$65
Lunch$13
-28%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Quebec are above average. For this job type, Quebec ranks 88th 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 Quebec.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$54,345
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.80
Guns per 100 people
1.97
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
HIGH GUN CRIMELOW GUN CRIMEFEW GUNSMANY GUNS
North America
Europe
Asia
South America
Africa
Oceania

Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Quebec in position 10 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

WORSTBEST
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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Toronto, Canada

477 Richmond Street. West, West, Suite 901, Toronto, ON M5V , Canada

Phone: (416) 385-1033

Embassy of Canada in Kabul, Afghanistan

Street No. 15,, House No. 256, Wazir Akbar Khan

Phone: (011 93 (0) 799) 742-800

Startup Visa

Start-up visa
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNoPermanent
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People in Quebec

Population of Quebec

693,900
808 /km²
148/264
Density (people per unit of area)
4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Quebec

Demographics of Canada

Median age
42
Elderly people
18%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$44,843
108/262
Unemployment
7%
175/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English
French

Friends living in Quebec

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.8

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Quebec

For the city bearing the same name see Quebec City.

Quebec (French: Québec) is a province in Canada, the largest in size and second only to Ontario in population. French is the first language of a majority of Quebecois and the sole official language of the province, making it the only Canadian province that is officially monolingual in French. Quebec is situated east of Ontario; to the west of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; to the south of the territory of Nunavut, and borders the United States in the south. The provincial capital of Quebec is Quebec City, the province's largest city is Montreal, the second largest city in Canada.

While surrounded by English-speaking lands, Quebec is one of the few parts of North America with a preserved French heritage and language.

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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

Canada
12th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

8th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

36th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

29th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

24th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

22nd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

21st

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

3rd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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