Skopje

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
6/263
Details
Large apartment$363.58
Medium apartment$296.65
Rent index [score]0.99
Small apartment$229.72

Cost of Living

9
19/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.90
A Cappuccino$1.40
A beer$0.96
A kilogram of Apples$0.68
Bread$0.37
Inflation [score]0.93
Lunch$5.20
Monthly fitness club membership$29.00
Monthly public transport$23.00
Movie ticket$4.50
Price of a meal at a restaurant$26.89

Startups

3
213/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups10
Meetups members773
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months31
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.24
Startup events6
Startup events3
Startup events [score]0.30
Startups [score]0.41
Total number of startups36

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
195/260
Details
Airport hub34
Airport hub [score]0.21
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
91/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.68

Business Freedom

7
172/259
Details
Business freedom76.40
Business freedom [score]0.69
Freedom from corruption45.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.38
Lack of labor restrictions66.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.57
Time to open a business2.00
Time to open a business [score]0.99

Safety

7
118/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.58
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents18
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.92
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

7
140/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.81
Healthcare quality [score]0.66
Life expectancy (years)75.66
Life expectancy [score]0.54

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

3
232/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.12
Cleanliness [score]0.20
Drinking water quality [score]0.70
Urban greenery [score]0.23

Economy

4
192/258
Details
Currency for urban areaMKD
GDP growth rate0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.60
GDP per capita$13348.78
GDP per capita [score]0.23

Taxation

9
5/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]1.00
Income tax level [score]0.89
Profit tax (% of profit)0.13
Time overhead to file company taxes119
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

3
200/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)17.89
Internet access (download) [score]0.42
Internet access (upload) [score]0.28
Upload speed (Mbps)5.88

Leisure & Culture

6
115/263
Details
Art galleries51
Art galleries [score]0.76
Cinemas82
Cinemas [score]0.57
Comedy clubs89
Comedy clubs [score]0.78
Concert venues91
Concerts [score]0.60
Historical sites68
Historical sites [score]0.82
Museums55
Museums [score]0.41
Performing art venues39
Performing arts [score]0.71
Sport venues65
Sports [score]0.73
Zoos12
Zoos [score]0.81

Tolerance

7
109/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index42.72
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.43
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.89

Outdoors

3
217/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.48
Median peak in meters1300.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)246.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

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

$181$279
$230
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$29
Movie ticket$5
Broadband internet connection$13
Monthly public transport$23
Lunch$5
-66%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Skopje are very low. For this job type, Skopje ranks 245th 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 Skopje.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$12,957
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

18.16
Guns per 100 people
1.69
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Skopje in position 143 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Skopje

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Skopje

Skopje (Macedonian: Скопје, Albanian: Shkup, Turkish: Üsküb) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. Skopje is city of many cultures and many centuries. The various groups that have controlled the city through its history have each left visible reminders of their reign: multiple Dardanian and Roman-era archaeological sites dot the city; Byzantine and Serbian Empire churches and monasteries can be found around the outskirts; a great wealth of Ottoman heritage fills the Stara Čaršija; commieblocks and other Soviet-esque structures recall the Yugoslav era; and the current ruling party is erecting countless historicist neoclassical-style buildings in Centar. All of this comes together to form quite an interesting city.

Skopje's location on the Vardar and its nearby tributaries amongst towering mountains makes it a place of scenic beauty as well. Mount Vodno's highest peak at 1,070 m (3,500 ft), capped by the Millennium Cross, stands visible throughout the city and is a major recreational destination. The Treska River cuts through the mountains of southwest Skopje, forming the stunning landscape at Matka Canyon.

In the Povardarie region, Skopje is the financial and political center of Macedonia and by far its biggest city. The city population is around 800,000, however unofficially during working-days it can almost reach more than 1 million, which is more than half of the population of the country. The most diverse in the country, Skopje houses many ethnicities; besides the majority Macedonians, many Albanians, Turks, Roma, Serbs, Bosniaks and others call Skopje home.

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