The Hague

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
198/263
Details
Large apartment$1659.10
Medium apartment$1320.92
Rent index [score]0.57
Small apartment$982.73

Cost of Living

4
192/261
Details
5km taxi ride$15.00
A Cappuccino$3.30
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.20
Bread$0.55
Inflation [score]0.45
Lunch$17.00
Monthly fitness club membership$40.00
Monthly public transport$88.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$85.16

Startups

4
145/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.70
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co17
Meetups [score]0.47
Meetups groups136
Meetups members32080
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months32
Number of upcoming meetup events8
Startup climate scene [score]0.43
Startup events6
Startup events11
Startup events [score]0.30
Startups [score]0.51
Total number of startups76

Venture Capital

2
176/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.23

Travel Connectivity

8
13/260
Details
Airport hub237
Airport hub [score]0.99
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.57

Commute

5
119/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.57

Business Freedom

9
62/259
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

8
73/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.66
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]0.99

Healthcare

7
99/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.61
Healthcare quality [score]0.72
Life expectancy (years)81.86
Life expectancy [score]0.91

Education

5
134/230
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)6
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.92
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)12
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
74/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.67
Cleanliness [score]0.76
Drinking water quality [score]0.85
Urban greenery [score]0.77

Economy

5
144/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.25
GDP per capita$47354.53
GDP per capita [score]0.75

Taxation

5
133/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.61
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes119
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

8
21/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)48.31
Internet access (download) [score]0.90
Internet access (upload) [score]0.62
Upload speed (Mbps)16.54

Leisure & Culture

5
165/263
Details
Art galleries103
Art galleries [score]0.67
Cinemas50
Cinemas [score]0.53
Comedy clubs22
Comedy clubs [score]0.71
Concert venues120
Concerts [score]0.51
Historical sites40
Historical sites [score]0.44
Museums69
Museums [score]0.58
Performing art venues96
Performing arts [score]0.65
Sport venues17
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.67

Tolerance

7
50/264
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]0.48

Outdoors

5
114/260
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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Costs of living

Costs of living in The Hague are in the 192nd place of all 261 Teleport cities and the second most expensive in Netherlands. Moving to The Hague 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)

$1,299$2,020
$1659
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$40
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$88
Lunch$17
-22%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in The Hague are above average. For this job type, The Hague ranks 102nd 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 The Hague.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$50,489
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

3.90
Guns per 100 people
0.58
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts The Hague in position 107 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Consulate General of Afghanistan in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Parmentierplein 1, 3088 GN Rotterdam, Netherlands

Phone: -

Embassy of Netherlands in Kabul, Afghanistan

Street of Ministry of Interior, Malalai Watt, Kabul, Afghanistan , Shar-e Naw

Phone: +93 (0) 700 286 641

Startup Visa

Residence permit for startups
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoNo1 year
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LGBT rights in The Hague

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

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Adoption

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On living in The Hague

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, as well as 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, as well as 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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