Valencia

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

8
67/265
Details
Large apartment$840.00
Medium apartment$690.00
Rent index [score]0.84
Small apartment$550.00

Cost of Living

7
79/245
Details
5km taxi ride$8.80
A Cappuccino$2.40
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$2.00
Bread$0.78
Inflation [score]0.70
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$43.00
Monthly public transport$54.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$60.22

Startups

2
249/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co7
Meetups [score]0.26
Meetups groups57
Meetups members18065
Number of startup events in the last 12 months73
Number of upcoming meetup events4
Startup climate scene [score]0.14
Startup events4
Startup events [score]0.23
Startups [score]0.25
Total number of startups225

Venture Capital

3
124/223
Details
Venture capital [score]0.32

Travel Connectivity

4
111/265
Details
Airport hub57
Airport hub [score]0.31
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.41

Commute

5
46/255
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Spain/Valencia
Traffic handling [score]0.81

Business Freedom

7
168/263
Details
Business freedom76.00
Business freedom [score]0.68
Freedom from corruption60.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.59
Lack of labor restrictions51.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.31
Time to open a business13.00
Time to open a business [score]0.86

Safety

9
35/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.83
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents10
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.95
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.97

Healthcare

9
70/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.75
Healthcare quality [score]0.89
Life expectancy (years)82.83
Life expectancy [score]0.97

Education

4
133/239
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Valencia
Best university ranking550
Country mean scores in PISA math test490.84
Country mean scores in PISA reading test487.94
Country mean scores in PISA science test496.45
PISA math ranking (high school)24
PISA ranking22
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.75
PISA reading (high school)17
PISA science (high school)21
Percent of happy students0.85
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.24
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.18
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.16
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.06
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.05
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

6
152/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.69
Cleanliness [score]0.42
Drinking water quality [score]0.54
Urban greenery [score]0.75

Economy

4
177/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.85
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.31
GDP per capita$33711.41
GDP per capita [score]0.54

Taxation

4
214/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.45
Income tax level [score]0.31
Profit tax (% of profit)0.49
Time overhead to file company taxes152
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

5
152/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)31.13
Internet access (download) [score]0.60
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)9.83

Leisure & Culture

7
66/264
Details
Art galleries87
Art galleries [score]0.58
Cinemas78
Cinemas [score]0.50
Comedy clubs30
Comedy clubs [score]0.67
Concert venues141
Concerts [score]0.42
Historical sites157
Historical sites [score]0.72
Museums98
Museums [score]0.69
Performing art venues127
Performing arts [score]0.54
Sport venues128
Sports [score]0.64
Zoos7
Zoos [score]0.76

Tolerance

10
9/265
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.88
LGBT Equality Index91.99
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.94
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.98

Outdoors

6
27/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.32
Median peak in meters852.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)27.00
Water access [score]0.93
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Valencia are in the 79th place of all 245 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)

$650$1,000
$840
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$43
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$34
Monthly public transport$54
Lunch$12
-42%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Valencia are below average. For this job type, Valencia ranks 206th 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 Valencia.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$26,640
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

10.40
Guns per 100 people
0.62
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Valencia in position 50 of 265 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Madrid, Spain

Calle Nuria 16, , Chalet 4 , 28034, Madrid, Spain

Phone: (+34) 91 7218581

Embassy of Spain in Islamabab, Afghanistan

Street 6, Ramna 5. -Diplomatic Enclave I , PO Box 1144

Phone: (+93-20)-2279480,2279481,2279482/+92-51-2279484

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People in Valencia

Population of Valencia

2,077,600
741 /km²
158/264
Density (people per unit of area)
0%
Growth in 2015-2020
Valencia

Demographics of Spain

Median age
42
Elderly people
18%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$33,711
163/262
Unemployment
22%
254/263

Languages

English proficiency score
57
157/228
Common spoken languages
Spanish
Catalan

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Work in:

Software Engineer
7.44%
Marketing Manager
4.65%
Graphic Designer
4.65%
Founder
4.65%
Web Designer
2.79%
Project Manager
2.33%
Web Developer
2.33%
Other
71.16%

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Climate

Average number of clear days per year

91

Climate type

Tropical and Subtropical Steppe

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Valencia

Valencia / València, pronounced [baˈlenθja] (bahl-EHN-thee-ah) in Spanish, and [vaˈlensia] (vahl-EHN-see-ah) in Valencian, is a charming old city and the capital of the Valencian Autonomous Community of Spain that is well worth a visit. It is the third Spanish city in terms of importance and population, and the 15th in the European Union, with 810,064 inhabitants in the city proper and 1,832,270 in the Metropolitan Area (INE 2008). It is on the Mediterranean Sea approximately four hours to the south of Barcelona and three hours to the east of Madrid. Valencia is famous for its Fallas Festival in March, for being the birthplace of paella, for hosting the "2007 & 2010 America's Cup", and for the massive architectural project by Santiago Calatrava called The City of Arts and Sciences.

The river Turia ran through the center of the city, but it was redirected a while back and replaced by a beautiful park. This is a very nice place to spend any free time you have in the city on a sunny day.

Valencia hosted to the 2007 & 2010 America's Cup. This fact, along with the construction of the "City of Arts and Science" by renowned architect and Valencian Santiago Calatrava have made Valencia a city in transition. Massive construction and transformation over the last 10 years have turned a once little-considered medium city into a meatier and more interesting destination.

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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

Spain
19th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

22nd

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

94th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

21st

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

48th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

23rd

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

34th

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

19th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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