Uppsala

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
107/265
Details
Large apartment$1200.00
Medium apartment$980.00
Rent index [score]0.74
Small apartment$760.00

Cost of Living

5
163/248
Details
5km taxi ride$18.00
A Cappuccino$3.90
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$1.40
Inflation [score]0.50
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$47.00
Monthly public transport$83.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$79.10

Startups

1
258/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Meetups [score]0.13
Meetups groups13
Meetups members2572
Number of investors2
Number of startup events in the last 12 months5
Number of upcoming meetup events1
Startup climate scene [score]0.29
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.19
Total number of startups13

Venture Capital

1
196/207
Details
Venture capital [score]0.13

Travel Connectivity

5
71/265
Details
Airport hub125
Airport hub [score]0.56
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.39

Commute

6
6/254
Details
Traffic handling [score]1.00

Business Freedom

10
9/263
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
76/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.74
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents21
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
45/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.81
Life expectancy (years)82.38
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

5
71/239
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
34/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.81
Cleanliness [score]0.87
Drinking water quality [score]0.98
Urban greenery [score]0.77

Economy

6
102/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area8.11
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
237/265
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
85/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)40.63
Internet access (download) [score]0.65
Internet access (upload) [score]0.62
Upload speed (Mbps)16.26

Leisure & Culture

3
230/264
Details
Art galleries16
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas6
Cinemas [score]0.10
Comedy clubs [score]0.10
Concert venues15
Concerts [score]0.20
Historical sites14
Historical sites [score]0.45
Museums19
Museums [score]0.24
Performing art venues12
Performing arts [score]0.13
Sport venues10
Sports [score]0.35
Zoos [score]0.10

Tolerance

7
121/265
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]0.47

Outdoors

3
209/265
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]0.58
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Uppsala are in the 163rd place 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)

$590$930
$760
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$47
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$83
Lunch$12
-22%
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 147th for salaries among 265 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)

$37,842
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

29%
For annual salary of $40000
39%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

25%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

255/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

209/262
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

21
Guns per 100 people
1.47
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Uppsala in position 79 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

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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

175,200
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
92/262
Unemployment
7%
180/263

Languages

English proficiency score
71
106/228
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 kilometers 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.

Uppsala is located along- and separated by- the Fyris River, which flows into lake Mälaren, which is in turn connected to the Baltic sea. The city has historically been subject to a "town and gown" division, with burghers residing on the eastern side of the river, while clergy, academia and royalty has resided on the western shore. This division still exists today, as the main shopping areas are still located in the eastern part of the city centre, while most university campuses, student nations, and historic landmarks are located on its western side.

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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

Sweden
1st from a total of 163 countries

World Order

11th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

52nd

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

7th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

1st

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

3rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

8th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

1st

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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