Wellington

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

6
189/263
Details
Large apartment$1760.86
Medium apartment$1367.47
Rent index [score]0.63
Small apartment$974.08

Cost of Living

4
202/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$3.30
A beer$3.90
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.43
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$52.00
Monthly public transport$100.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$74.85

Startups

3
222/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co55
Meetups [score]0.48
Meetups groups138
Meetups members32941
Number of investors3
Number of startup events in the last 12 months270
Number of upcoming meetup events42
Startup climate scene [score]0.19
Startup events32
Startup events32
Startup events [score]0.57
Startups [score]0.43
Total number of startups65

Venture Capital

2
164/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesLightningLab
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.24

Travel Connectivity

1
252/260
Details
Airport hub21
Airport hub [score]0.16

Commute

6
25/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.88

Business Freedom

10
1/259
Details
Business freedom91.40
Business freedom [score]1.00
Freedom from corruption91.00
Freedom from corruption [score]1.00
Lack of labor restrictions85.90
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.90
Time to open a business0.50
Time to open a business [score]1.00

Safety

8
70/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.78
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents23
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.97
Lack of guns [score]0.89
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

8
65/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.75
Healthcare quality [score]0.75
Life expectancy (years)81.64
Life expectancy [score]0.90

Education

5
93/230
Details
Best university in rankingVictoria University of Wellington
Best university ranking375
Country mean scores in PISA math test498.76
Country mean scores in PISA reading test512.19
Country mean scores in PISA science test515.64
PISA math ranking (high school)19
PISA ranking16
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.89
PISA reading (high school)11
PISA science (high school)14
Percent of happy students0.78
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.23
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.16
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.16
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.13
University quality [score]0.11

Environmental Quality

9
6/264
Details
Air quality [score]1.00
Cleanliness [score]0.87
Drinking water quality [score]0.91
Urban greenery [score]0.93

Economy

5
114/258
Details
Currency for urban areaNZD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.53
GDP per capita$35151.75
GDP per capita [score]0.56

Taxation

6
55/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.72
Income tax level [score]0.51
Profit tax (% of profit)0.34
Time overhead to file company taxes152
VAT (Sales Tax)0.15

Internet Access

4
177/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)21.95
Internet access (download) [score]0.48
Internet access (upload) [score]0.38
Upload speed (Mbps)8.07

Leisure & Culture

5
191/263
Details
Art galleries64
Art galleries [score]0.46
Cinemas24
Cinemas [score]0.42
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.50
Concert venues30
Concerts [score]0.30
Historical sites22
Historical sites [score]0.35
Museums36
Museums [score]0.59
Performing art venues65
Performing arts [score]0.46
Sport venues27
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos4
Zoos [score]0.68

Tolerance

7
69/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.65
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 regulations✔ Banned
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]0.46

Outdoors

7
16/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.46
Median peak in meters1226.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)35.00
Water access [score]0.93
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Wellington are in the 202nd 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)

$1,242$1,493
$1367
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$52
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$52
Monthly public transport$100
Lunch$12
-20%
compared to
San Francisco
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Software Engineer salaries in Wellington are above average. For this job type, Wellington ranks 94th for salaries among 264 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 Wellington.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$53,726
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

22.60
Guns per 100 people
1.07
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Wellington in position 62 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
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LGBT rights in Wellington

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

180

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Wellington

Wellington (Pōneke in the Māori language) is the capital and third largest city of New Zealand. It also has the distinction of being the world's southernmost capital city.

The Windy City is on the foreshore of Wellington Harbour and ringed by hills, providing the scenic home of many of New Zealand's national arts and cultural attractions.

Wellington (pop. 203,800) is New Zealand's third largest city, a long way behind Auckland and even Christchurch. It's actually just one of the four cities making up the Wellington metropolitan area which is New Zealand's second largest urban area (pop. 398,300) - the other three cities are Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua. There are proposals to merge the four cities into one as was done in Auckland, but there is considerable opposition, especially from the two Hutts. Wellington became New Zealand's capital city in 1865, replacing Auckland; the government wanted a more centrally-located city as capital to quell the South Island nationalist movement.

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