Turku

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
100/263
Details
Large apartment$1030.05
Medium apartment$850.03
Rent index [score]0.79
Small apartment$670.02

Cost of Living

5
185/261
Details
5km taxi ride$1.80
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$0.70
Inflation [score]0.46
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$64.00
Monthly public transport$54.00
Movie ticket$14.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$87.53

Startups

3
227/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups6
Meetups members602
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months1
Number of upcoming meetup events3
Startup climate scene [score]0.36
Startups [score]0.31
Total number of startups52

Venture Capital

3
152/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.29

Travel Connectivity

3
117/260
Details
Airport hub7
Airport hub [score]0.11
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.56

Commute

6
4/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.94

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
22/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.96
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

9
11/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.80
Healthcare quality [score]0.97
Life expectancy (years)81.08
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
61/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Turku
Best university ranking325
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]0.11

Environmental Quality

9
24/264
Details
Air quality [score]1.00
Cleanliness [score]0.79
Drinking water quality [score]0.91
Urban greenery [score]0.81

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

5
130/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)29.01
Internet access (download) [score]0.58
Internet access (upload) [score]0.48
Upload speed (Mbps)10.88

Leisure & Culture

5
163/263
Details
Art galleries127
Art galleries [score]0.68
Cinemas195
Cinemas [score]0.59
Comedy clubs201
Comedy clubs [score]0.80
Concert venues110
Concerts [score]0.65
Historical sites71
Historical sites [score]0.52
Museums83
Museums [score]0.51
Performing art venues42
Performing arts [score]0.70
Sport venues136
Sports [score]0.87
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.40

Tolerance

6
123/264
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]0.46

Outdoors

4
176/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters60.60
Seaside access1.00
Water access [score]0.72
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Turku are in the 185th 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)

$901$1,159
$1030
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$64
Movie ticket$14
Broadband internet connection$21
Monthly public transport$54
Lunch$12
-22%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Turku are above average. For this job type, Turku ranks 110th 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 Turku.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$48,370
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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Turku in position 14 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of Finland in Kabul, Afghanistan

Street 10, Lane 1, House 39, Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: +93-20-210 3051,+93-700-284 034

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LGBT rights in Turku

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Other Type Of Partnership

Adoption

Step-Child Adoption Only

Climate

Average day length (hours)

13.4

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Turku

Turku (Swedish: Åbo) is the oldest city and former capital of Finland. It was settled during the 13th century, making it one of the only few – and by far the largest – medieval cities in Finland. Turku is the cradle of Finnish culture, since over the years it has played an important role as the gateway to Finland for international influence.

Bisecting Turku city centre, the river Aura is the heart and soul of the city: this is where Turku was born and a large part of city life – museums, sights, restaurants and cafés – still concentrates around the banks of the river. The river banks, together with the island of Ruissalo with its oak forests and 19th century villas, form a national urban park allowing for a pleasant stroll from, say, the national shrine of Finland, the Turku Cathedral, to the Turku Castle, which used to house Swedish Kings. Turku is at its best in summertime, when it hosts a great number of festivals, including rock festivals, chamber music festivals and a medieval fair.

In addition to the cultural sights and museums, Turku attracts visitors due to the Archipelago Sea, which stretches all the way from Turku to Åland and on to Stockholm, forming the largest archipelago in the world by the number of islands and islets.

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