Sydney

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

2
248/263
Details
Large apartment$2631.46
Medium apartment$2121.09
Rent index [score]0.25
Small apartment$1610.73

Cost of Living

3
239/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.80
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$3.50
A kilogram of Apples$3.00
Bread$0.78
Inflation [score]0.34
Lunch$10.00
Monthly fitness club membership$59.00
Monthly public transport$120.00
Movie ticket$15.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.28

Startups

9
15/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups62
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.86
Coworking spaces [score]0.71
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co36
Meetups [score]0.86
Meetups groups199
Meetups members157078
Number of investors285
Number of startup events in the last 12 months2501
Number of upcoming meetup events174
Startup climate scene [score]0.73
Startup events204
Startup events312
Startup events [score]0.90
Startups [score]0.90
Total number of startups948

Venture Capital

8
29/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesStartmate, Pushstart Accelerator, Incubate
Number of funding accelerators3
Venture capital [score]0.76

Travel Connectivity

3
123/260
Details
Airport hub86
Airport hub [score]0.41
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.23

Commute

5
175/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Australia/Sydney
Traffic handling [score]0.49

Business Freedom

9
17/259
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
106/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.62
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

8
73/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.58
Healthcare quality [score]0.83
Life expectancy (years)82.84
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

3
195/230
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)59
PISA ranking59
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.10
PISA reading (high school)59
PISA science (high school)59
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]0.51

Environmental Quality

8
53/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.77
Cleanliness [score]0.84
Drinking water quality [score]0.87
Urban greenery [score]0.77

Economy

6
85/258
Details
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
127/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.48
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.48
Time overhead to file company taxes105
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

5
158/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)14.54
Internet access (download) [score]0.35
Internet access (upload) [score]0.58
Upload speed (Mbps)14.45

Leisure & Culture

7
102/263
Details
Art galleries140
Art galleries [score]0.92
Cinemas135
Cinemas [score]0.66
Comedy clubs79
Comedy clubs [score]0.86
Concert venues151
Concerts [score]0.68
Historical sites94
Historical sites [score]0.67
Museums51
Museums [score]0.64
Performing art venues198
Performing arts [score]0.82
Sport venues66
Sports [score]0.71
Zoos15
Zoos [score]0.88

Tolerance

7
51/264
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]0.61

Outdoors

6
29/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.34
Median peak in meters814.00
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 261 Teleport cities and the second 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)

$2,181$3,082
$2631
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$59
Movie ticket$15
Broadband internet connection$46
Monthly public transport$120
Lunch$10
-13%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Sydney are above average. For this job type, Sydney ranks 59th 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 Sydney.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$65,993
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

21.70
Guns per 100 people
0.93
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Sydney in position 122 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

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4 Beale Crescent, Deakin West ACT 2600

Phone: (+61-2) 6282 7311

Startup Visa

Business Innovation and Investment visa
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
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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 one of the most important cities for finance in the Asia-Pacific. Sydney hosted the 2000 Olympic Games, and continues to attract and host large international events. 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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