Vienna

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 25.2% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
148/265
Details
Large apartment$1400.00
Medium apartment$1100.00
Rent index [score]0.70
Small apartment$760.00

Cost of Living

5
132/250
Details
5km taxi ride$9.30
A Cappuccino$3.60
A beer$1.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$1.20
Inflation [score]0.54
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$48.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$67.31

Startups

6
56/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups11
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.52
Coworking spaces [score]0.31
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co9
Meetups [score]0.57
Meetups groups170
Meetups members45473
Number of investors57
Number of startup events in the last 12 months325
Number of upcoming meetup events64
Startup climate scene [score]0.62
Startup events54
Startup events [score]0.61
Startups [score]0.70
Total number of startups262

Venture Capital

5
62/221
Details
Funding accelerator namesYEurope
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.51

Travel Connectivity

8
7/265
Details
Airport hub149
Airport hub [score]0.65
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.98

Commute

6
10/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Austria/Vienna
Traffic handling [score]0.96

Business Freedom

8
163/263
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
38/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.92
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]0.85
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

8
46/264
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.71
Healthcare quality [score]0.88
Life expectancy (years)81.51
Life expectancy [score]0.89

Education

5
91/239
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)17
PISA ranking20
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.76
PISA reading (high school)23
PISA science (high school)20
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
20/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.74
Cleanliness [score]0.89
Drinking water quality [score]0.99
Urban greenery [score]0.91

Economy

5
166/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.90
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
251/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.40
Income tax level [score]0.10
Profit tax (% of profit)0.52
Time overhead to file company taxes131
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

7
74/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)63.94
Internet access (download) [score]0.85
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)9.76

Leisure & Culture

9
19/264
Details
Art galleries100
Art galleries [score]0.75
Cinemas37
Cinemas [score]0.54
Comedy clubs93
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues77
Concerts [score]0.63
Historical sites80
Historical sites [score]0.82
Museums70
Museums [score]0.90
Performing art venues66
Performing arts [score]0.70
Sport venues72
Sports [score]0.59
Zoos39
Zoos [score]0.90

Tolerance

9
18/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index88.24
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.90
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
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✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.94

Outdoors

5
94/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.28
Median peak in meters711.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)190.00
Water access [score]0.77
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Vienna are in the 132nd place of all 250 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)

$630$890
$760
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$24
Monthly public transport$48
Lunch$11
-31%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Vienna are below average. For this job type, Vienna ranks 136th 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 Vienna.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$40,628
Median salary
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Taxation

Personal taxation

Effective income tax rate

28%
For annual salary of $40000
37%
For annual salary of $80000

Value added tax (VAT)

20%
Standard tax rate. Different rates might apply for certain product categories.

Compared to other cities

255/265

Corporate taxation

Compared to other cities

218/262
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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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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Vienna in position 24 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Vienna

Population of Vienna

2,088,500
521 /km²
186/264
Density (people per unit of area)
4%
Growth in 2015-2020
Vienna

Demographics of Austria

Median age
44
Elderly people
19%
Life expectancy at birth
82
GDP per capita (in USD)
$46,420
90/262
Unemployment
6%
139/263

Languages

English proficiency score
62
118/228
Common spoken languages
German

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Work in:

Software Engineer
10.55%
Founder
4.87%
Marketing Manager
4.78%
Project Manager
3.61%
Web Developer
3.16%
Teacher
2.89%
Graphic Designer
2.34%
Other
67.81%

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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 privileged 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 is broadly divided in inner (1–9) and outer districts (10–23). The 23 districts or wards each have a name and a number. They vary immensely in size and each has its own flair. These function subordinately to the city as decentralized administrative branches of the commune, as well as making local decisions.

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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

Austria
8th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

1st

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

71st

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

23rd

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

18th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

4th

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

2nd

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

23rd

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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