Uppsala

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
105/263
Details
Large apartment$1099.04
Medium apartment$890.41
Rent index [score]0.78
Small apartment$681.78

Cost of Living

5
164/261
Details
5km taxi ride$17.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$1.70
A kilogram of Apples$2.60
Bread$0.79
Inflation [score]0.49
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$47.00
Monthly public transport$88.00
Movie ticket$14.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$76.90

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]0.32
Meetups [score]0.12
Meetups groups9
Meetups members1709
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 startups16

Venture Capital

3
178/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.26

Travel Connectivity

5
71/260
Details
Airport hub125
Airport hub [score]0.56
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.39

Commute

6
11/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]1.00

Business Freedom

10
9/259
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
71/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.80
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
27/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.78
Healthcare quality [score]0.84
Life expectancy (years)82.38
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

5
73/230
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)34
PISA ranking34
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.79
PISA reading (high school)33
PISA science (high school)34
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
31/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.78
Cleanliness [score]0.88
Drinking water quality [score]0.94
Urban greenery [score]0.88

Economy

6
101/258
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
232/260
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

7
41/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)46.44
Internet access (download) [score]0.74
Internet access (upload) [score]0.63
Upload speed (Mbps)16.19

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

8
17/264
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]0.70

Outdoors

3
204/260
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 164th 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)

$916$1,282
$1099
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$47
Movie ticket$14
Broadband internet connection$31
Monthly public transport$88
Lunch$11
-25%
compared to
San Francisco
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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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The overall crime rate puts Uppsala in position 54 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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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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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 the fourth-largest city in Sweden. The two universities dominate the city, so there are lots of young lively people everywhere. It holds Scandinavia's largest cathedral, originally constructed in the 13th century.

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 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. 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 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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