Vienna

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Quality of life in Vienna

Vienna is a truly imperial city filled with palaces, gardens and historical sites. Its wealth and power contributed greatly to the arts and development of classical music. It is also known as one of the great cafe cities of the world with a coffee-house culture dating back to the 17th century. The Viennese take coffee seriously—if you do, too, this might be your city.

Vienna is one of the top ten city matches for 22.3% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
156/263
Details
Large apartment$1369.83
Medium apartment$1051.65
Rent index [score]0.69
Small apartment$733.47

Cost of Living

6
119/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.70
A Cappuccino$3.90
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$0.82
Inflation [score]0.55
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$48.00
Monthly public transport$48.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.77

Startups

6
70/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups13
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.48
Coworking spaces [score]0.32
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co9
Meetups [score]0.50
Meetups groups148
Meetups members34655
Number of investors57
Number of startup events in the last 12 months268
Number of upcoming meetup events45
Startup climate scene [score]0.57
Startup events33
Startup events35
Startup events [score]0.58
Startups [score]0.70
Total number of startups273

Venture Capital

5
77/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesYEurope
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.47

Travel Connectivity

8
6/260
Details
Airport hub149
Airport hub [score]0.66
Intercity train connectivity [score]1.00

Commute

6
7/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Austria/Vienna
Traffic handling [score]0.95

Business Freedom

8
160/259
Details
Business freedom79.40
Business freedom [score]0.75
Freedom from corruption72.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.76
Lack of labor restrictions72.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.67
Time to open a business21.00
Time to open a business [score]0.77

Safety

9
40/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.91
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents30
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.93
Lack of guns [score]0.86
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

8
48/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.72
Healthcare quality [score]0.86
Life expectancy (years)81.51
Life expectancy [score]0.89

Education

5
64/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Vienna
Best university ranking161
Country mean scores in PISA math test510.25
Country mean scores in PISA reading test489.61
Country mean scores in PISA science test505.78
PISA math ranking (high school)15
PISA ranking19
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.85
PISA reading (high school)25
PISA science (high school)19
Percent of happy students0.79
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.19
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.19
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.16
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.06
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.08
University quality [score]0.21

Environmental Quality

9
16/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.83
Cleanliness [score]0.94
Drinking water quality [score]0.99
Urban greenery [score]0.85

Economy

5
164/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.19
GDP per capita$46420.13
GDP per capita [score]0.74

Taxation

3
246/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.40
Income tax level [score]0.13
Profit tax (% of profit)0.52
Time overhead to file company taxes131
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

6
96/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)61.40
Internet access (download) [score]0.84
Internet access (upload) [score]0.33
Upload speed (Mbps)6.99

Leisure & Culture

8
24/263
Details
Art galleries80
Art galleries [score]0.75
Cinemas41
Cinemas [score]0.54
Comedy clubs92
Comedy clubs [score]0.78
Concert venues74
Concerts [score]0.63
Historical sites82
Historical sites [score]0.79
Museums74
Museums [score]0.91
Performing art venues68
Performing arts [score]0.70
Sport venues72
Sports [score]0.58
Zoos12
Zoos [score]0.88

Tolerance

5
201/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index81.42
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.83
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legality✔ Illegal
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.23

Outdoors

5
81/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.31
Median peak in meters728.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)190.00
Water access [score]0.78
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Vienna are in the 119th 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)

$1,151$1,589
$1370
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$48
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$24
Monthly public transport$48
Lunch$13
-31%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$41,718
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

30.40
Guns per 100 people
2.63
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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The overall crime rate puts Vienna in position 31 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Embassies

Embassy of Afghanistan in Vienna, Austria

Mahlerstrasse 14 Top 12A, 1010

Phone: (00) (43) (1) 402 1006 13

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Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

172

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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Impressions from Vienna

6:11 What to Do in Vienna, Austria | 36 Hours | The New York Times

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On living in Vienna

Vienna (German: Wien; Austro-Bavarian: Wean) is the capital of the Republic of Austria and by far its most populous city, with an urban population of 1.7 million and a metropolitan population of 2.4 million. It is by far the largest city in Austria and the country's artistic, cultural, economic and political centre. It is known for its high living standards, relaxed yet elegant lifestyle and rich musical life.

The thing about Vienna is that it not only is a large city, but that it has always been – as the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, it has always housed a large population and enjoyed a priviledged position, being home to many artists, especially composers including Beethoven, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert and Johann Strauss II. It was long the largest German-speaking city in the world before being surpassed by Berlin. The large historic city centre of Vienna filled with monuments to its imperial past is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Vienna was the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest, Europe's largest live televised event, in May 2015.

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