Skopje

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
8/265
Details
Large apartment$370.00
Medium apartment$300.00
Rent index [score]0.99
Small apartment$230.00

Cost of Living

9
16/250
Details
5km taxi ride$2.70
A Cappuccino$1.50
A beer$0.77
A kilogram of Apples$0.60
Bread$0.23
Inflation [score]0.94
Lunch$5.20
Monthly fitness club membership$27.00
Monthly public transport$25.00
Movie ticket$4.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$25.86

Startups

3
211/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.18
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups9
Meetups members1035
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months28
Startup climate scene [score]0.31
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.41
Total number of startups36

Venture Capital

2
182/221
Details
Venture capital [score]0.23

Travel Connectivity

2
201/265
Details
Airport hub33
Airport hub [score]0.22
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
86/252
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.70

Business Freedom

7
175/263
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
128/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.55
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
135/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.82
Healthcare quality [score]0.68
Life expectancy (years)75.66
Life expectancy [score]0.54

Education

1
231/239
Details
PISA math ranking (high school)53
PISA ranking56
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)51
PISA science (high school)52

Environmental Quality

3
238/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.10
Cleanliness [score]0.18
Drinking water quality [score]0.66
Urban greenery [score]0.22

Economy

4
196/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area53.26
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
5/265
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

4
182/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)26.81
Internet access (download) [score]0.55
Internet access (upload) [score]0.32
Upload speed (Mbps)6.67

Leisure & Culture

6
111/264
Details
Art galleries82
Art galleries [score]0.78
Cinemas81
Cinemas [score]0.58
Comedy clubs90
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues90
Concerts [score]0.60
Historical sites68
Historical sites [score]0.82
Museums51
Museums [score]0.42
Performing art venues69
Performing arts [score]0.73
Sport venues68
Sports [score]0.74
Zoos12
Zoos [score]0.82

Tolerance

4
241/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index64.40
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.65
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.20

Outdoors

3
223/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.46
Median peak in meters1402.00
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 250 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)

$180$280
$230
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$27
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$13
Monthly public transport$25
Lunch$5
-68%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Skopje are very low. For this job type, Skopje ranks 244th 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 Skopje.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$14,291
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

17.65
Guns per 100 people
1.69
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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People in Skopje

Population of Skopje

822,500
516 /km²
190/264
Density (people per unit of area)
2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Skopje

Demographics of Macedonia

Median age
38
Elderly people
13%
Life expectancy at birth
76
GDP per capita (in USD)
$13,349
222/262
Unemployment
26%
260/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
Macedonian

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Software Engineer
8.33%
Business Analyst
5.21%
Founder
5.21%
Web Designer
5.21%
Graphic Designer
4.17%
Web Developer
3.13%
Teacher
3.13%
Other
65.63%

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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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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

Macedonia
62nd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

59th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

125th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

62nd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

93rd

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

70th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

27th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

119th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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