The Hague

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
172/265
Details
Large apartment$1600.00
Medium apartment$1300.00
Rent index [score]0.62
Small apartment$1000.00

Cost of Living

5
204/248
Details
5km taxi ride$16.00
A Cappuccino$3.50
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$0.68
Inflation [score]0.47
Lunch$18.00
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$96.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$85.69

Startups

4
153/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.27
Coworking spaces [score]0.68
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co21
Meetups [score]0.62
Meetups groups194
Meetups members50181
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months106
Number of upcoming meetup events44
Startup climate scene [score]0.41
Startup events33
Startup events [score]0.50
Startups [score]0.50
Total number of startups89

Venture Capital

1
187/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.11

Travel Connectivity

8
12/266
Details
Airport hub237
Airport hub [score]0.98
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.62

Commute

5
134/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.57

Business Freedom

9
64/264
Details
Business freedom80.00
Business freedom [score]0.77
Freedom from corruption83.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.92
Lack of labor restrictions64.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.52
Time to open a business4.00
Time to open a business [score]0.97

Safety

9
35/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.78
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

8
48/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.67
Healthcare quality [score]0.89
Life expectancy (years)81.86
Life expectancy [score]0.91

Education

4
121/240
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test531.84
Country mean scores in PISA reading test511.23
Country mean scores in PISA science test522.06
PISA math ranking (high school)10
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)13
Percent of happy students0.81
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12

Environmental Quality

8
45/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.80
Cleanliness [score]0.91
Drinking water quality [score]0.83
Urban greenery [score]0.78

Economy

5
147/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.25
GDP per capita$47354.53
GDP per capita [score]0.76

Taxation

5
106/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.61
Income tax level [score]0.38
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes119
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

7
54/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)40.20
Internet access (download) [score]0.69
Internet access (upload) [score]0.61
Upload speed (Mbps)16.05

Leisure & Culture

5
169/264
Details
Art galleries104
Art galleries [score]0.67
Cinemas51
Cinemas [score]0.53
Comedy clubs22
Comedy clubs [score]0.71
Concert venues119
Concerts [score]0.52
Historical sites40
Historical sites [score]0.42
Museums68
Museums [score]0.58
Performing art venues97
Performing arts [score]0.63
Sport venues18
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.68

Tolerance

9
39/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index97.37
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
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, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.71

Outdoors

5
119/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters37.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)4.00
Water access [score]0.88
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Cost of living

Costs of living in The Hague are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 248 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)

$1,400$1,900
$1600
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$96
Lunch$18
-21%
compared to
San Francisco

Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

14%
For annual salary of $40000
30%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

21%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

137/266

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

93/263
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On living in ...

The Hague (Dutch: Den Haag or 's-Gravenhage) is a city in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is the seat of the Dutch parliament and government, and the residence of King Willem-Alexander, but it is not the capital city, which is Amsterdam. The municipality has about 500,000 inhabitants, with the greater urban area numbering about one million. The Hague lies on the North Sea and is home to Scheveningen, the most popular seaside resort of the Netherlands, and to the smaller resort of Kijkduin.

Internationally, The Hague is often known as the "judicial capital of the world" due to the many international courts that are located in the city. Among these are the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and, since 2004, the International Criminal Court. Beside these institutions, The Hague is home to more than 150 international organizations, and to many EU institutions, multinational companies and embassies. This gave the city a distinct international character — one that is noticeably different from Amsterdam. Rather than having the many foreign tourists and fortune-seekers attracted by Amsterdam's reputation for excitement and liberalism, The Hague generally has more expatriates working and living in the city because of the number of international institutions and companies. Because of this, The Hague has a reputation as a wealthy, conservative and somewhat sedate city.

The Hague has very little of the edginess and excitement of Amsterdam; however, it provides well for its inhabitants in different ways, such as large areas of green space, 11 km of coastline, attractive shopping streets and an extensive multicultural scene. Rather than having canals like other Dutch cities, The Hague has streets and avenues that are just a little bit wider than those in the rest of the country, giving the city a more continental feel. Instead of the typical Dutch renaissance 17th-century step-gabled houses, it has 18th-century mansions in baroque and classicist styles. The city is considered by many as the most stately of the country. Just outside the city centre, posh neighbourhoods effuse a more 19th century look with eclectic and art nouveau architecture.

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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

Netherlands
3rd from a total of 163 countries

World Order

4th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

42nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

15th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

10th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

5th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

15th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

10th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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