Rome

Quality of life in Rome

Rome, the Eternal City, is a historic marvel with great travel connections mild Mediterranean climate and intense urban energy. Its outgoing society is known for its style, fondness for football and the world-famous restaurants and cafes that can be sampled on every corner. Rome also hosts an independent country—Vatican City—within its borders. Its long history and modern achievements make Rome one of the most visited cities in the world.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
183/265
Details
Large apartment$1600.00
Medium apartment$1300.00
Rent index [score]0.59
Small apartment$930.00

Cost of Living

5
160/250
Details
5km taxi ride$9.00
A Cappuccino$1.30
A beer$1.50
A kilogram of Apples$1.80
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.50
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$73.00
Monthly public transport$35.00
Movie ticket$9.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$75.00

Startups

5
106/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups4
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.33
Coworking spaces [score]0.41
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.27
Meetups groups66
Meetups members12611
Number of investors32
Number of startup events in the last 12 months525
Number of upcoming meetup events4
Startup climate scene [score]0.51
Startup events42
Startup events [score]0.57
Startups [score]0.62
Total number of startups155

Venture Capital

4
107/221
Details
Venture capital [score]0.36

Travel Connectivity

6
31/265
Details
Airport hub189
Airport hub [score]0.80
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.49

Commute

4
166/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Italy/Rome
Traffic handling [score]0.41

Business Freedom

6
186/263
Details
Business freedom70.30
Business freedom [score]0.57
Freedom from corruption43.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.35
Lack of labor restrictions53.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.33
Time to open a business6.50
Time to open a business [score]0.94

Safety

7
180/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.38
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents12
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.94
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

8
76/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.72
Healthcare quality [score]0.71
Life expectancy (years)82.69
Life expectancy [score]0.96

Education

4
145/239
Details
Best university in rankingSapienza University of Rome
Best university ranking275
Country mean scores in PISA math test490.67
Country mean scores in PISA reading test489.75
Country mean scores in PISA science test493.54
PISA math ranking (high school)22
PISA ranking26
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.71
PISA reading (high school)23
PISA science (high school)25
Percent of happy students0.74
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.25
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.07
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.06
University quality [score]0.12

Environmental Quality

4
201/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.30
Cleanliness [score]0.17
Drinking water quality [score]0.67
Urban greenery [score]0.57

Economy

3
226/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.87
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate-0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.10
GDP per capita$35486.17
GDP per capita [score]0.57

Taxation

2
253/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.22
Income tax level [score]0.27
Profit tax (% of profit)0.62
Time overhead to file company taxes240
VAT (Sales Tax)0.22

Internet Access

6
102/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)26.10
Internet access (download) [score]0.55
Internet access (upload) [score]0.66
Upload speed (Mbps)17.00

Leisure & Culture

9
12/264
Details
Art galleries77
Art galleries [score]0.66
Cinemas66
Cinemas [score]0.47
Comedy clubs66
Comedy clubs [score]0.71
Concert venues66
Concerts [score]0.61
Historical sites129
Historical sites [score]1.00
Museums84
Museums [score]0.82
Performing art venues107
Performing arts [score]0.63
Sport venues126
Sports [score]0.61
Zoos21
Zoos [score]0.73

Tolerance

6
183/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.74
LGBT Equality Index72.68
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.73
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.50

Outdoors

6
25/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.36
Median peak in meters1015.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)44.00
Water access [score]0.90
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Rome are in the 160th place of all 250 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)

$730$1,100
$930
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$73
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$32
Monthly public transport$35
Lunch$13
-27%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Rome are below average. For this job type, Rome ranks 189th 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 Rome.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$30,036
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

28%
For annual salary of $40000
33%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

22%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

209/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

235/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

11.90
Guns per 100 people
1.31
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Rome in position 214 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Rome, Italy

Via Nomentana 120, 00161

Phone: (00) (39) (06) 8611009

Embassy of Italy in Kabul, Afghanistan

Great Massoud Road

Phone: (+93) 20 21 03 144,(+93) 20 21 03 844

Startup Visa

Startup Visa Italia
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo1 year
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People in Rome

Population of Rome

3,489,600
1,137 /km²
114/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Rome

Demographics of Italy

Median age
45
Elderly people
21%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$35,486
153/262
Unemployment
12%
233/263

Languages

English proficiency score
55
167/228
Common spoken languages
Italian

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Work in:

Software Engineer
7.01%
Founder
5.84%
Project Manager
4.21%
Marketing Manager
3.50%
Web Developer
3.04%
Graphic Designer
2.57%
UX Designer
2.34%
Other
71.50%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Rome

6:17 What to Do in Rome, Italy | 36 Hours Travel Videos | The New York Times

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On living in Rome

Rome (Italian: Roma), the 'Eternal City', is the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio (Latium) region. It's the famed city of the Roman Empire, the Seven Hills, La Dolce Vita (sweet life), the Vatican City and Three Coins in the Fountain. Rome, as a millennium-long centre of power, culture and religion, having been the centre of one of the globe's greatest civilizations ever, has exerted a huge influence over the world in its circa 2500 years of existence.

The Historic Center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With wonderful palaces, millennium-old churches and basilicas, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains, Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. Today, Rome has a growing nightlife scene and is also seen as a shopping heaven, being regarded as one of the fashion capitals of the world (some of Italy's oldest jewellery and clothing establishments were founded in the city). With so many sights and things to do, Rome can truly be classified a "global city".

Rome can be divided into several districts. The so-called historical center (centro storico) is quite small, being only around 4% of the city's area. This mainly consists of the area inside the Aurelian walls, and is protected by UNESCO. Districts are explained below:

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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

Italy
17th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

16th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

74th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

5th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

42nd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

24th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

40th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

20th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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