Tampere

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
111/263
Details
Large apartment$1168.88
Medium apartment$958.35
Rent index [score]0.78
Small apartment$747.83

Cost of Living

5
184/261
Details
5km taxi ride$13.00
A Cappuccino$3.90
A beer$2.60
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$0.80
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$64.00
Monthly public transport$52.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$88.02

Startups

3
228/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups8
Meetups members816
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months6
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.26
Startups [score]0.35
Total number of startups79

Venture Capital

3
150/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.30

Travel Connectivity

3
136/260
Details
Airport hub10
Airport hub [score]0.12
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.44

Commute

6
13/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.87

Business Freedom

9
13/259
Details
Business freedom90.70
Business freedom [score]0.99
Freedom from corruption89.00
Freedom from corruption [score]1.00
Lack of labor restrictions53.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.34
Time to open a business14.00
Time to open a business [score]0.85

Safety

9
32/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.92
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents28
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.91
Lack of guns [score]0.87
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

8
45/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.91
Life expectancy (years)81.08
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
58/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Tampere
Best university ranking275
Country mean scores in PISA math test526.53
Country mean scores in PISA reading test524.02
Country mean scores in PISA science test545.44
PISA math ranking (high school)8
PISA ranking5
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.96
PISA reading (high school)6
PISA science (high school)4
Percent of happy students0.65
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.12
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.17
University quality [score]0.12

Environmental Quality

10
1/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.98
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]0.99

Economy

4
203/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate-0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.14
GDP per capita$40346.97
GDP per capita [score]0.64

Taxation

5
103/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.65
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.38
Time overhead to file company taxes93
VAT (Sales Tax)0.24

Internet Access

6
81/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)34.05
Internet access (download) [score]0.63
Internet access (upload) [score]0.60
Upload speed (Mbps)15.18

Leisure & Culture

4
210/263
Details
Art galleries72
Art galleries [score]0.41
Cinemas28
Cinemas [score]0.54
Comedy clubs28
Comedy clubs [score]0.56
Concert venues81
Concerts [score]0.60
Historical sites34
Historical sites [score]0.40
Museums49
Museums [score]0.46
Performing art venues70
Performing arts [score]0.65
Sport venues14
Sports [score]0.78
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.45

Tolerance

5
207/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index78.28
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.80
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
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 rightsOther type of partnership
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.24

Outdoors

5
140/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.14
Median peak in meters151.80
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)119.00
Water access [score]0.78
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Tampere are in the 184th place of all 261 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)

$634$861
$748
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$64
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$20
Monthly public transport$52
Lunch$12
-22%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Tampere are above average. For this job type, Tampere ranks 106th 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 Tampere.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$48,863
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

27.50
Guns per 100 people
3.25
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Tampere in position 25 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Tampere

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Other Type Of Partnership

Adoption

Step-Child Adoption Only

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On living in Tampere

Tampere (Swedish: Tammerfors) is the third largest city in Finland with around 215,000 inhabitants (around 300,000 in the metropolitan area). Being located 170 km north of the Finnish coastal capital Helsinki, it is also the most populous inland town in the Nordic countries. Geographically, the city lies on a narrow isthmus between Lake Näsijärvi, which reaches far to the north, and Lake Pyhäjärvi in the south. In addition, there are 200 lakes and ponds in Tampere, and a total of 450 in the entire region. Despite being predominantly a former heavy industry centre, today Tampere is a major hub for information technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. In 2010, the City of Tampere came in first in an image survey comparing the largest cities in Finland. Leaving Helsinki behind, it was also found the most attractive city among Finns who plan on moving.

The Tammerkoski rapids, which now run in a canal through downtown Tampere, connect the two major lakes with an elevation drop of 18 metres. As early as the 7th century people started to gather at the banks of the lakes, and in the 18th century the utilization of the rapids as a source of hydropower resulted in a population boom. Tampere was officially founded on the banks of Tammerkoski in 1775 by Gustav III of Sweden, and four years later, 1 October 1779, Tampere was granted full city rights. The newly founded city was soon after established as a proving ground of revolutionary economical theories by declaring a freedom of trade to the city dwellers. The status of free town enabled import and export of foreign goods without customs. In addition, it was ordered that the citizens were allowed to freely practice any Christian faith. Due to the uncommon liberties, Tampere grew as a major market town and industrial centre in the 19th century. During the latter half of 19th century almost half of Finland's industrial labour force was in Tampere. The town's industrial inclination in the 19th and 20th centuries gave it the nickname "Manchester of the North", Manse for short (in Finnish) that sticks to this day.

Tampere has been an industrial pioneer in Finland since the very beginning. Finland’s first paper mill started operation in 1783, and the first paper machine was engaged at the J.C. Frenckell & Son’s factory in 1842. The cotton factory established in 1820 by James Finlayson grew to become the country’s first large-scale industrial establishment. The first electric light in the Nordic countries was also lit in Finlayson’s modern production facilities in 1882. Finlayson grew aggressively and eventually became the largest industrial complex in the Nordic countries. The city’s engineering industry was bolstered by the manufacturer of grinding machines and water turbines Tampella, which was established on the upper reaches of the Tammerkoski rapids in 1861.

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