Quality of life in wellington

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
200/265
Details
Large apartment$1900.00
Medium apartment$1600.00
Rent index [score]0.56
Small apartment$1300.00

Cost of Living

5
167/248
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$3.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.50
Bread$1.00
Inflation [score]0.52
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$110.00
Movie ticket$9.60
Price of a meal at a restaurant$66.41

Startups

2
232/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co78
Meetups [score]0.57
Meetups groups175
Meetups members48066
Number of investors3
Number of startup events in the last 12 months262
Number of upcoming meetup events40
Startup climate scene [score]0.24
Startup events45
Startup events [score]0.55
Startups [score]0.39
Total number of startups98

Venture Capital

2
169/192
Details
Funding accelerator namesLightningLab
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.18

Travel Connectivity

1
258/266
Details
Airport hub21
Airport hub [score]0.17

Commute

6
15/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.92

Business Freedom

10
1/264
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
69/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.77
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]0.88
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

9
115/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.86
Healthcare quality [score]0.80
Life expectancy (years)81.64
Life expectancy [score]0.90

Education

5
97/240
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)18
PISA ranking12
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.85
PISA reading (high school)9
PISA science (high school)11
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

10
3/266
Details
Air quality [score]1.00
Cleanliness [score]0.92
Drinking water quality [score]0.99
Urban greenery [score]0.93

Economy

6
115/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area1.36
Currency for urban areaNZD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.53
GDP per capita$35151.75
GDP per capita [score]0.57

Taxation

6
80/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.72
Income tax level [score]0.47
Profit tax (% of profit)0.34
Time overhead to file company taxes152
VAT (Sales Tax)0.15

Internet Access

5
141/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)45.65
Internet access (download) [score]0.60
Internet access (upload) [score]0.44
Upload speed (Mbps)9.84

Leisure & Culture

5
193/264
Details
Art galleries64
Art galleries [score]0.45
Cinemas22
Cinemas [score]0.34
Comedy clubs5
Comedy clubs [score]0.49
Concert venues29
Concerts [score]0.26
Historical sites19
Historical sites [score]0.32
Museums33
Museums [score]0.60
Performing art venues70
Performing arts [score]0.46
Sport venues28
Sports [score]0.50
Zoos5
Zoos [score]0.69

Tolerance

8
64/266
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✖ Not 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]0.66

Outdoors

6
22/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.35
Median peak in meters1009.50
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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On living in ...

Wellington (Māori: Te Whanganui-a-Tara) 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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