Uppsala

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
111/264
Details
Large apartment$1110.52
Medium apartment$872.48
Rent index [score]0.76
Small apartment$634.44

Cost of Living

5
130/261
Details
5km taxi ride$19.00
A Cappuccino$3.80
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$2.20
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.53
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$82.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.90

Startups

2
247/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups10
Meetups members1951
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months2
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.37
Startup events2
Startups [score]0.22
Total number of startups13

Venture Capital

3
159/226
Details
Venture capital [score]0.28

Travel Connectivity

5
72/264
Details
Airport hub125
Airport hub [score]0.56
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.39

Commute

6
9/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]1.00

Business Freedom

10
9/262
Details
Business freedom89.70
Business freedom [score]0.97
Freedom from corruption87.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.97
Lack of labor restrictions53.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.34
Time to open a business7.00
Time to open a business [score]0.93

Safety

8
100/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.69
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents32
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.91

Healthcare

9
27/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.78
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)82.38
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

5
71/238
Details
Best university in rankingUppsala University
Best university ranking93
Country mean scores in PISA math test481.75
Country mean scores in PISA reading test483.34
Country mean scores in PISA science test484.80
PISA math ranking (high school)19
PISA ranking19
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.78
PISA reading (high school)13
PISA science (high school)21
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.27
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.23
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.22
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.06
University quality [score]0.26

Environmental Quality

9
25/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.78
Cleanliness [score]0.90
Drinking water quality [score]0.94
Urban greenery [score]0.88

Economy

6
102/261
Details
Currency for urban areaSEK
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.40
GDP per capita$45986.38
GDP per capita [score]0.73

Taxation

3
236/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.10
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes122
VAT (Sales Tax)0.25

Internet Access

6
76/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)36.06
Internet access (download) [score]0.64
Internet access (upload) [score]0.61
Upload speed (Mbps)16.22

Leisure & Culture

3
232/263
Details
Art galleries16
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas6
Cinemas [score]0.10
Comedy clubs [score]0.10
Concert venues13
Concerts [score]0.20
Historical sites12
Historical sites [score]0.46
Museums18
Museums [score]0.23
Performing art venues12
Performing arts [score]0.12
Sport venues10
Sports [score]0.34
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

9
11/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.59
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
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 rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.77

Outdoors

3
206/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters46.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)22.00
Water access [score]0.59
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Uppsala are in the 130th 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)

$515$754
$634
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$82
Lunch$11
-31%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Uppsala are below average. For this job type, Uppsala ranks 151st 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 Uppsala.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$37,273
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

31.60
Guns per 100 people
1.47
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Embassies

Embassy of Sweden in Kabul, Afghanistan

Section for Development Co-operation, House 70, Lane 1, street 15, Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan

Phone: +93 (0)20 210 49 12

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People in Uppsala

Population of Uppsala

127,734
665 /km²
166/264
Density (people per unit of area)
7%
Growth in 2015-2020
Uppsala

Demographics of Sweden

Median age
41
Elderly people
20%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$45,986
92/261
Unemployment
7%
180/262

Languages

English proficiency score
71
106/227
Common spoken languages
Swedish

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Accountant
18.18%
IT Manager
9.09%
UX Designer
9.09%
Marketing Manager
9.09%
C Level Executive
9.09%
Web Developer
9.09%
Web Designer
9.09%
Other
27.27%

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Climate

Average day length (hours)

13.3

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Uppsala

Uppsala, archaic spelling Upsala, is a university city in Sweden, 80 kilometres north of Stockholm, and the capital of Uppsala County. With a population of 158,000 (200,000 in the municipality), it is Sweden's fourth largest city. The Uppsala Cathedral, built in the 13th century, is the largest church in the Nordic countries.

Uppsala Municipality also contains the Uppsala countryside.

During the Viking Age, Uppsala was the site of a pagan temple, believed to have been torn down without a trace in the 11th century, as the Swedish people were christianized. In these times, the Baltic Sea reached all the way to Uppsala; however, lake Mälaren was created through post-glacial rebound (see Nordic countries#Understand). In the 12th century, Uppsala became the seat of the Swedish archbishop, and the university was founded in 1477, as the first in Scandinavia. Much of the city burnt down in 1702. This did not prevent Uppsala from rising as a scientific stronghold during the Age of Liberty (frihetstiden) in the 18th century, with world-famous scientists such as Carl von Linné, founder of taxonomic biology, and Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius temperature scale.

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