Thessaloniki

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

10
17/265
Details
Large apartment$460.00
Medium apartment$380.00
Rent index [score]0.96
Small apartment$300.00

Cost of Living

7
81/250
Details
5km taxi ride$8.50
A Cappuccino$3.80
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$1.30
Bread$0.66
Inflation [score]0.68
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$39.00
Monthly public transport$36.00
Movie ticket$7.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$55.10

Startups

4
152/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Meetups [score]0.16
Meetups groups23
Meetups members5400
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months8
Number of upcoming meetup events9
Startup climate scene [score]0.43
Startups [score]0.47
Total number of startups34

Venture Capital

3
168/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.27

Travel Connectivity

2
164/265
Details
Airport hub54
Airport hub [score]0.29
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.16

Commute

6
21/252
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.87

Business Freedom

6
193/263
Details
Business freedom73.80
Business freedom [score]0.64
Freedom from corruption43.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.35
Lack of labor restrictions50.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.28
Time to open a business13.00
Time to open a business [score]0.86

Safety

8
87/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.70
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents23
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.89
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

8
91/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.74
Life expectancy (years)80.98
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

3
189/239
Details
Best university in rankingAristotle University of Thessaloniki
Best university ranking450
Country mean scores in PISA math test455.37
Country mean scores in PISA reading test477.20
Country mean scores in PISA science test466.72
PISA math ranking (high school)33
PISA ranking35
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.53
PISA reading (high school)29
PISA science (high school)33
Percent of happy students0.73
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.36
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.23
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.26
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.04
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.05
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.02
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

4
221/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.44
Cleanliness [score]0.34
Drinking water quality [score]0.51
Urban greenery [score]0.17

Economy

3
232/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.92
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.24
GDP per capita$25858.77
GDP per capita [score]0.42

Taxation

4
193/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.42
Income tax level [score]0.40
Profit tax (% of profit)0.51
Time overhead to file company taxes193
VAT (Sales Tax)0.24

Internet Access

3
234/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)10.86
Internet access (download) [score]0.34
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
Upload speed (Mbps)4.27

Leisure & Culture

8
43/264
Details
Art galleries108
Art galleries [score]0.59
Cinemas82
Cinemas [score]0.45
Comedy clubs1
Comedy clubs [score]0.45
Concert venues70
Concerts [score]0.56
Historical sites52
Historical sites [score]0.81
Museums48
Museums [score]0.72
Performing art venues135
Performing arts [score]0.61
Sport venues48
Sports [score]0.64
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.59

Tolerance

7
114/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.53
LGBT Equality Index66.95
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.67
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
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✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.79

Outdoors

4
158/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.22
Median peak in meters465.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)8.00
Water access [score]0.66
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Thessaloníki are in the 81st place of all 250 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. 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)

$410$510
$460
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$39
Movie ticket$7
Broadband internet connection$23
Monthly public transport$36
Lunch$13
-45%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$17,296
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

22.50
Guns per 100 people
1.52
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Thessaloniki in position 92 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Thessaloniki

Population of Thessaloniki

612,600
5,687 /km²
15/264
Density (people per unit of area)
-1%
Growth in 2015-2020
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Demographics of Greece

Median age
44
Elderly people
21%
Life expectancy at birth
81
GDP per capita (in USD)
$25,859
182/262
Unemployment
25%
257/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
Greek

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Founder
7.50%
Operations Manager
5.00%
Research Scientist
5.00%
Copywriter
5.00%
Systems Administrator
5.00%
Software Engineer
5.00%
Data Scientist
2.50%
Other
65.00%

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On living in Thessaloniki


Thessaloniki (Greek: Θεσσαλονίκη, Turkish: Selanik, Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian: Солун, Solun) is the capital of the region of Central Macedonia, and is, at about one million inhabitants, the second largest city in the country. More importantly, it is a city with a continuous 3,000-year history, preserving relics of its Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman past and of its formerly dominant Jewish population. Its Byzantine churches, in particular, are included in UNESCO's World Heritage list.

Thessaloniki lies on the northern fringe of the Thermaic Gulf on its eastern coast and is bound by Mount Chortiatis on its southeast.The metropolitan area, with population of about 1 million, can be divided roughly in 3 parts: The northwestern, the central and the southeastern.

The central part, corresponding to the region that used to be inside the Byzantine walls and can in turn be divided in the "Ano Poli" (Upper City) region which lies on the hillside that is actually the southwest end of Chortiatis, and the part of the city located between the Upper City and the sea.

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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

Greece
30th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

32nd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

133rd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

11th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

65th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

42nd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

35th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

53rd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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