Tbilisi

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
14/264
Details
Large apartment$403.95
Medium apartment$318.87
Rent index [score]0.98
Small apartment$233.78

Cost of Living

10
7/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.90
A Cappuccino$1.60
A beer$0.86
A kilogram of Apples$0.79
Bread$0.16
Inflation [score]1.00
Lunch$5.10
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$11.00
Movie ticket$4.20
Price of a meal at a restaurant$26.74

Startups

3
184/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co3
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups7
Meetups members1185
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3
Startup climate scene [score]0.37
Startup events1
Startups [score]0.44
Total number of startups24

Venture Capital

2
213/226
Details
Venture capital [score]0.17

Travel Connectivity

2
166/264
Details
Airport hub24
Airport hub [score]0.18
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.25

Commute

5
79/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Georgia/Tbilisi
Traffic handling [score]0.69

Business Freedom

8
156/262
Details
Business freedom86.50
Business freedom [score]0.90
Freedom from corruption52.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.48
Lack of labor restrictions75.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.73
Time to open a business3.00
Time to open a business [score]0.98

Safety

10
10/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.94
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.96

Healthcare

5
228/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.50
Healthcare quality [score]0.57
Life expectancy (years)74.37
Life expectancy [score]0.46

Education

1
221/238
Details
PISA math ranking (high school)45
PISA ranking50
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.17
PISA reading (high school)46
PISA science (high school)47

Environmental Quality

3
230/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.21
Cleanliness [score]0.33
Drinking water quality [score]0.58
Urban greenery [score]0.16

Economy

4
183/261
Details
Currency for urban areaGEL
GDP growth rate0.05
GDP growth rate [score]0.71
GDP per capita$7653.03
GDP per capita [score]0.14

Taxation

8
14/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]1.00
Income tax level [score]0.61
Profit tax (% of profit)0.16
Time overhead to file company taxes270
VAT (Sales Tax)0.18

Internet Access

4
184/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)14.79
Internet access (download) [score]0.34
Internet access (upload) [score]0.47
Upload speed (Mbps)11.13

Leisure & Culture

5
182/263
Details
Art galleries60
Art galleries [score]0.63
Cinemas21
Cinemas [score]0.36
Comedy clubs14
Comedy clubs [score]0.52
Concert venues35
Concerts [score]0.38
Historical sites31
Historical sites [score]0.62
Museums37
Museums [score]0.35
Performing art venues47
Performing arts [score]0.43
Sport venues19
Sports [score]0.38
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.63

Tolerance

6
183/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index80.63
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.82
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
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 rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.32

Outdoors

5
69/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.48
Median peak in meters1487.80
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)427.00
Water access [score]0.61
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Tbilisi 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 Tbilisi 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)

$185$283
$234
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$13
Monthly public transport$11
Lunch$5
-73%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Tbilisi are very low. For this job type, Tbilisi ranks 255th 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 Tbilisi.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$7,558
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

7.30
Guns per 100 people
1.98
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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People in Tbilisi

Population of Tbilisi

1,049,498
860 /km²
140/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-2%
Growth in 2015-2020
Tbilisi

Demographics of Georgia

Median age
38
Elderly people
16%
Life expectancy at birth
76
GDP per capita (in USD)
$7,653
242/261
Unemployment
12%
234/262

Languages

Common spoken languages
Georgian

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Software Engineer
9.92%
Founder
6.87%
Graphic Designer
6.11%
Web Designer
4.58%
UX Designer
3.82%
Marketing Manager
3.05%
Product Manager
2.29%
Other
63.36%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.7

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Tbilisi

Tbilisi (Georgian: თბილისი) is the capital city of the country of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari river. The city covers an area of 726 km² (280.3 square miles) and has a population of approximately 1,345,000.

Tbilisi lies in the centre of eastern Georgia, in the foothills of the Trialeti mountain range. According to Georgian legends, it was founded in the 5th century by King Vakhtang Gorgasali who, while hunting, shot a pheasant which fell into a warm spring and was either boiled or healed. Either way, the king was inspired to found a city on the site, and the name of the city derives from the Georgian word tbili meaning "warm". Although the city has been destroyed and rebuilt some 29 times, the layout of the Old Town is largely intact with narrow alleys and big crooked houses built around courtyards.

Tbilisi experiences relatively cold winters and hot summers. Because the city is bounded on most sides by mountain ranges, the close proximity to large bodies of water (Black and Caspian Seas) and the fact that the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range (further to the north) blocks the intrusion of cold air masses from Russia, Tbilisi has a relatively mild micro-climate compared to other cities that possess a similar continental climate along the same latitudes. - The average annual temperature in Tbilisi is 12.7 °C (54.9 °F). January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 0.9 °C (33.6 °F). July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 24.4 °C (75.9 °F). The absolute minimum recorded temperature is −24 °C (−11 °F) and the absolute maximum is 40 °C (104 °F). Average annual precipitation is 568 mm (22.4 in). May and June are the wettest months (averaging 84 mm (3.3 in) of precipitation each) while January is the driest (averaging 20 mm (0.8 in) of precipitation). Snow falls on average 15–25 days per year. The surrounding mountains often trap the clouds within and around the city, mainly during the Spring and Autumn months, resulting in prolonged rainy and/or cloudy weather. Northwesterly winds dominate in most parts of Tbilisi throughout the year. Southeasterly winds are common as well.

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