Sydney

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

2
255/265
Details
Large apartment$2800.00
Medium apartment$2300.00
Rent index [score]0.17
Small apartment$1800.00

Cost of Living

4
231/245
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$4.10
A kilogram of Apples$3.30
Bread$0.95
Inflation [score]0.37
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$66.00
Monthly public transport$110.00
Movie ticket$17.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$78.80

Startups

9
17/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups39
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.84
Coworking spaces [score]0.73
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co36
Meetups [score]0.87
Meetups groups199
Meetups members187170
Number of investors285
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3115
Number of upcoming meetup events199
Startup climate scene [score]0.73
Startup events453
Startup events [score]0.95
Startups [score]0.90
Total number of startups926

Venture Capital

8
26/223
Details
Funding accelerator namesStartmate, Pushstart Accelerator, Incubate
Number of funding accelerators3
Venture capital [score]0.75

Travel Connectivity

3
121/265
Details
Airport hub85
Airport hub [score]0.41
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.25

Commute

5
145/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Australia/Sydney
Traffic handling [score]0.47

Business Freedom

9
17/263
Details
Business freedom89.40
Business freedom [score]0.96
Freedom from corruption80.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.87
Lack of labor restrictions77.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.75
Time to open a business2.50
Time to open a business [score]0.99

Safety

8
110/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.64
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents22
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.98
Lack of guns [score]0.90
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

9
19/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.93
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)82.84
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

7
21/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Sydney
Best university ranking60
Country mean scores in PISA math test499.81
Country mean scores in PISA reading test511.80
Country mean scores in PISA science test521.49
PISA math ranking (high school)19
PISA ranking16
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)12
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.20
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.14
University quality [score]0.52

Environmental Quality

8
74/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.78
Cleanliness [score]0.78
Drinking water quality [score]0.85
Urban greenery [score]0.71

Economy

6
85/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.26
Currency for urban areaAUD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.47
GDP per capita$46433.30
GDP per capita [score]0.74

Taxation

5
134/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.48
Income tax level [score]0.45
Profit tax (% of profit)0.48
Time overhead to file company taxes105
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

6
132/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)15.27
Internet access (download) [score]0.38
Internet access (upload) [score]0.74
Upload speed (Mbps)20.82

Leisure & Culture

6
107/264
Details
Art galleries141
Art galleries [score]0.92
Cinemas134
Cinemas [score]0.66
Comedy clubs79
Comedy clubs [score]0.84
Concert venues148
Concerts [score]0.67
Historical sites96
Historical sites [score]0.60
Museums76
Museums [score]0.64
Performing art venues190
Performing arts [score]0.82
Sport venues62
Sports [score]0.71
Zoos18
Zoos [score]0.89

Tolerance

7
137/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.79
LGBT Equality Index85.28
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.87
LGBT adoption rightsN/A
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
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 rightsVaries by Region
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.52

Outdoors

6
32/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.30
Median peak in meters779.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Water access [score]0.94
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Sydney are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 245 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Australia. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Sydney 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)

$1,400$2,100
$1800
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$66
Movie ticket$17
Broadband internet connection$46
Monthly public transport$110
Lunch$13
-9%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Sydney are above average. For this job type, Sydney ranks 66th 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 Sydney.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$64,150
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

17%
For annual salary of $40000
26%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

10%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

77/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

180/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

21.70
Guns per 100 people
0.93
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 Sydney in position 119 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Canberra, Australia

4 Beale Crescent, Deakin West ACT 2600

Phone: (+61-2) 6282 7311

Startup Visa

Business Innovation and Investment visa
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo4 years
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People in Sydney

Population of Sydney

6,460,100
1,281 /km²
103/264
Density (people per unit of area)
7%
Growth in 2015-2020
Sydney

Demographics of Australia

Median age
39
Elderly people
16%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$46,433
85/262
Unemployment
6%
146/263

Languages

English proficiency score
100
1/228
Common spoken languages
English

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Work in:

Software Engineer
11.87%
Marketing Manager
4.72%
Founder
4.07%
Web Developer
3.58%
Graphic Designer
3.58%
Web Designer
2.93%
Account Manager
2.76%
Other
66.50%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.6

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Sydney

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On living in Sydney

Sydney is the Harbour City. It is the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia with an enviable reputation as one of the world's most beautiful and liveable cities. Brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine, design, it is set next to miles of ocean coastline and sandy surf beaches. The city is also home to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on the planet.

Sydney is a major global city and an important finance centre in the Asia-Pacific region.The city is surrounded by nature and national parks, which extend through the suburbs and right to the shores of the harbour.

Sydney has a compact city core, surrounded by sprawling suburbs, forming a vast metropolitan area. The city core, Central Sydney, is shaped roughly like a stubby palm-up left hand: the heel of the thumb as City South; the thumb as the district Darling Harbour; the first finger as The Rocks; the palm with the second and third fingers as City Centre; and the rest as City East.

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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

Australia
18th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

9th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

33rd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

54th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

66th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

43rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

17th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

7th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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