Reykjavik

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

4
233/264
Details
Large apartment$2079.04
Medium apartment$1679.88
Rent index [score]0.45
Small apartment$1280.72

Cost of Living

1
257/261
Details
5km taxi ride$15.00
A Cappuccino$4.90
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.80
Bread$2.20
Inflation [score]0.10
Lunch$20.00
Monthly fitness club membership$72.00
Monthly public transport$95.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$121.56

Startups

3
192/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups9
Meetups members744
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months17
Startup climate scene [score]0.29
Startup events1
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.46
Total number of startups86

Venture Capital

4
90/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesStartupReykjavik
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.41

Travel Connectivity

1
242/264
Details
Airport hub36
Airport hub [score]0.23

Commute

6
48/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.89

Business Freedom

9
22/262
Details
Business freedom90.10
Business freedom [score]0.97
Freedom from corruption79.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.86
Lack of labor restrictions61.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.48
Time to open a business3.50
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

9
51/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.87
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents30
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

8
57/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.70
Healthcare quality [score]0.78
Life expectancy (years)82.65
Life expectancy [score]0.96

Education

4
156/238
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Iceland
Best university ranking225
Country mean scores in PISA math test496.44
Country mean scores in PISA reading test482.52
Country mean scores in PISA science test478.15
PISA math ranking (high school)23
PISA ranking28
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.68
PISA reading (high school)24
PISA science (high school)28
Percent of happy students0.87
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.21
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.21
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.24
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]0.13

Environmental Quality

9
24/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.92
Cleanliness [score]0.84
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]0.76

Economy

5
143/261
Details
Currency for urban areaISK
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.36
GDP per capita$43637.27
GDP per capita [score]0.70

Taxation

4
151/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.79
Income tax level [score]0.10
Profit tax (% of profit)0.30
Time overhead to file company taxes140
VAT (Sales Tax)0.24

Internet Access

8
13/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)37.59
Internet access (download) [score]0.84
Internet access (upload) [score]0.75
Upload speed (Mbps)19.84

Leisure & Culture

5
173/263
Details
Art galleries83
Art galleries [score]0.52
Cinemas35
Cinemas [score]0.41
Comedy clubs35
Comedy clubs [score]0.64
Concert venues80
Concerts [score]0.62
Historical sites25
Historical sites [score]0.53
Museums71
Museums [score]0.48
Performing art venues65
Performing arts [score]0.47
Sport venues65
Sports [score]0.54
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.58

Tolerance

6
157/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index92.79
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.95
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
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]0.24

Outdoors

5
122/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.24
Median peak in meters483.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)61.00
Water access [score]0.73
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Reykjavík are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Reykjavík 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)

$1,484$1,876
$1680
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$72
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$58
Monthly public transport$95
Lunch$20
+13%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Reykjavik are very high. For this job type, Reykjavik ranks 19th 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 Reykjavik.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$81,186
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.30
Guns per 100 people
1.25
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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People in Reykjavik

Population of Reykjavik

118,918
94 /km²
261/264
Density (people per unit of area)
6%
Growth in 2015-2020
Reykjavik

Demographics of Iceland

Median age
36
Elderly people
14%
Life expectancy at birth
83
GDP per capita (in USD)
$43,637
121/261
Unemployment
4%
28/262

Languages

Common spoken languages
Icelandic

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Software Engineer
12.57%
Web Developer
4.19%
Marketing Manager
3.59%
Data Scientist
2.99%
Founder
2.99%
Web Designer
2.99%
Content Marketing
1.80%
Other
68.86%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

13.6

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Reykjavik

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Reykjavík Constituency South |established = |established_ref = |market_right = August 18, 1786 |market_right_ref = |mayor = Dagur Bergþóruson Eggertsson (SDA) |council = Reykjavík City Council |area_total = 273 |area_total_ref = |area_water = |area_water_ref = |population_year = 2015 |population_total = 130,345 |population_urban = 209,500

Per capita car ownership in Iceland is among the highest in the world at roughly 522 vehicles per 1,000 residents, though Reykjavík is not severely affected by congestion. Several multi-lane highways (mainly dual carriageways) run between the most heavily populated areas and most frequently driven routes. Parking spaces are also plentiful in most areas. Public transportation consists of a bus system called Strætó bs. Route 1 (the Ring Road) runs through the city outskirts and connects the city to the rest of Iceland.

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