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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

1
256/265
Details
Large apartment$3100.00
Medium apartment$2500.00
Rent index [score]0.19
Small apartment$1900.00

Cost of Living

1
244/248
Details
5km taxi ride$23.00
A Cappuccino$5.90
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$4.00
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.10
Lunch$29.00
Monthly fitness club membership$100.00
Monthly public transport$100.00
Movie ticket$20.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$126.23

Startups

6
55/264
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups10
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.54
Coworking spaces [score]0.56
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co13
Meetups [score]0.69
Meetups groups197
Meetups members90100
Number of investors101
Number of startup events in the last 12 months258
Number of upcoming meetup events127
Startup climate scene [score]0.66
Startup events171
Startup events [score]0.75
Startups [score]0.70
Total number of startups425

Venture Capital

4
63/192
Details
Venture capital [score]0.39

Travel Connectivity

8
14/266
Details
Airport hub137
Airport hub [score]0.61
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.94

Commute

6
41/255
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.88

Business Freedom

9
59/264
Details
Business freedom82.20
Business freedom [score]0.81
Freedom from corruption86.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.96
Lack of labor restrictions72.10
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business10.00
Time to open a business [score]0.90

Safety

9
24/266
Details
Crime rate [score]0.95
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents24
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.92
Lack of guns [score]0.87
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

10
1/265
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]1.00
Healthcare quality [score]0.92
Life expectancy (years)83.36
Life expectancy [score]1.00

Education

7
13/240
Details
Best university in rankingETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Best university ranking9
Country mean scores in PISA math test531.14
Country mean scores in PISA reading test509.04
Country mean scores in PISA science test515.30
PISA math ranking (high school)7
PISA ranking11
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.85
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)14
Percent of happy students0.86
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.12
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.21
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.09
University quality [score]0.61

Environmental Quality

9
28/266
Details
Air quality [score]0.87
Cleanliness [score]0.95
Drinking water quality [score]0.93
Urban greenery [score]0.71

Economy

7
12/263
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area0.97
Currency for urban areaCHF
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.39
GDP per capita$58087.21
GDP per capita [score]0.92

Taxation

6
44/266
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.82
Income tax level [score]0.47
Profit tax (% of profit)0.29
Time overhead to file company taxes63
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

7
34/266
Details
Download speed (Mbps)54.49
Internet access (download) [score]0.65
Internet access (upload) [score]0.80
Upload speed (Mbps)26.96

Leisure & Culture

5
173/264
Details
Art galleries89
Art galleries [score]0.46
Cinemas89
Cinemas [score]0.45
Comedy clubs43
Comedy clubs [score]0.65
Concert venues125
Concerts [score]0.56
Historical sites101
Historical sites [score]0.45
Museums99
Museums [score]0.54
Performing art venues105
Performing arts [score]0.57
Sport venues49
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos18
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

9
22/266
Details
LGBT Equality Index81.79
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.83
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulationsAmbiguous
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✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.92

Outdoors

5
75/266
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.37
Median peak in meters1105.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)419.00
Water access [score]0.71
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