Almaty

Brussels

Quality of life in brussels

By Katre Liis Kallas

Life in Brussels is a culturally rich, central-European adventure offering a high quality of life. Home to much of the European Union infrastructure, it attracts a diverse population, while maintaining its distinct identity. You can go hiking in the woods, attend various cultural events and talk to people of multiple nationalities in a single day. The key districts of Brussels are well connected by a quality transportation network, but its compact size also allows for navigation by foot and all the opportunities that creates.

Brussels is one of the top ten city matches for 0.4% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
30/263
Details
Large apartment$599.77
Medium apartment$444.95
Rent index [score]0.93
Small apartment$290.12

Cost of Living

10
14/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.90
A Cappuccino$2.00
A beer$0.69
A kilogram of Apples$0.97
Bread$0.13
Inflation [score]0.96
Lunch$5.60
Monthly fitness club membership$61.00
Monthly public transport$16.00
Movie ticket$3.70
Price of a meal at a restaurant$34.23

Startups

3
212/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups1
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.15
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups1
Meetups members130
Number of investors4
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3
Startup climate scene [score]0.24
Startup events1
Startups [score]0.42
Total number of startups3

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

5
75/260
Details
Airport hub45
Airport hub [score]0.26
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.66

Commute

6
19/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Kazakhstan/Almaty
Traffic handling [score]0.87

Business Freedom

6
211/259
Details
Business freedom72.30
Business freedom [score]0.61
Freedom from corruption29.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.15
Lack of labor restrictions82.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.85
Time to open a business9.00
Time to open a business [score]0.91

Safety

7
125/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.48
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

5
230/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.58
Life expectancy (years)70.24
Life expectancy [score]0.22

Education

3
204/230
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test427.97
Country mean scores in PISA reading test392.74
Country mean scores in PISA science test424.71
PISA math ranking (high school)45
PISA ranking49
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.55
PISA reading (high school)56
PISA science (high school)48
Percent of happy students0.89
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.45
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.57
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.42
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.01
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.00
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.00

Environmental Quality

4
199/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.16
Cleanliness [score]0.30
Drinking water quality [score]0.57
Urban greenery [score]0.68

Economy

5
141/258
Details
Currency for urban areaKZT
GDP growth rate0.04
GDP growth rate [score]0.66
GDP per capita$24019.95
GDP per capita [score]0.39

Taxation

8
11/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.81
Income tax level [score]0.89
Profit tax (% of profit)0.29
Time overhead to file company taxes178
VAT (Sales Tax)0.12

Internet Access

3
207/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.84
Internet access (download) [score]0.24
Internet access (upload) [score]0.39
Upload speed (Mbps)8.26

Leisure & Culture

3
240/263
Details
Art galleries61
Art galleries [score]0.37
Cinemas38
Cinemas [score]0.59
Comedy clubs21
Comedy clubs [score]0.57
Concert venues68
Concerts [score]0.36
Historical sites28
Historical sites [score]0.35
Museums23
Museums [score]0.27
Performing art venues69
Performing arts [score]0.48
Sport venues60
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos8
Zoos [score]0.65

Tolerance

5
194/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index55.73
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.56
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✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.52

Outdoors

5
70/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]1.00
Median peak in meters4100.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)787.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

7
160/263
Details
Large apartment$1328.42
Medium apartment$1045.45
Rent index [score]0.67
Small apartment$762.48

Cost of Living

5
188/261
Details
5km taxi ride$10.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$1.90
A kilogram of Apples$2.20
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.45
Lunch$16.00
Monthly fitness club membership$49.00
Monthly public transport$58.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$85.18

Startups

6
79/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups12
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.46
Coworking spaces [score]0.75
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co18
Meetups [score]0.61
Meetups groups177
Meetups members55796
Number of investors52
Number of startup events in the last 12 months558
Number of upcoming meetup events47
Startup climate scene [score]0.61
Startup events60
Startup events101
Startup events [score]0.68
Startups [score]0.66
Total number of startups211

Venture Capital

5
78/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.46

Travel Connectivity

7
15/260
Details
Airport hub189
Airport hub [score]0.81
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.69

Commute

5
90/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Belgium/Brussels
Traffic handling [score]0.73

Business Freedom

9
61/259
Details
Business freedom85.40
Business freedom [score]0.88
Freedom from corruption76.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.82
Lack of labor restrictions60.50
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.46
Time to open a business4.00
Time to open a business [score]0.97

Safety

7
174/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.41
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents17
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.95
Lack of guns [score]0.92
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.94

Healthcare

8
61/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.65
Healthcare quality [score]0.92
Life expectancy (years)81.06
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

7
21/230
Details
Best university in rankingKU Leuven
Best university ranking40
Country mean scores in PISA math test518.81
Country mean scores in PISA reading test508.62
Country mean scores in PISA science test504.87
PISA math ranking (high school)11
PISA ranking15
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.89
PISA reading (high school)14
PISA science (high school)20
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.19
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.16
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.20
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.09
University quality [score]0.50

Environmental Quality

4
206/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.33
Cleanliness [score]0.25
Drinking water quality [score]0.43
Urban greenery [score]0.64

Economy

5
155/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.27
GDP per capita$42973.43
GDP per capita [score]0.68

Taxation

2
256/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.28
Income tax level [score]0.10
Profit tax (% of profit)0.59
Time overhead to file company taxes161
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

7
52/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)88.76
Internet access (download) [score]0.98
Internet access (upload) [score]0.33
Upload speed (Mbps)7.03

Leisure & Culture

8
34/263
Details
Art galleries380
Art galleries [score]0.82
Cinemas222
Cinemas [score]0.76
Comedy clubs285
Comedy clubs [score]0.91
Concert venues346
Concerts [score]0.93
Historical sites274
Historical sites [score]0.84
Museums173
Museums [score]0.77
Performing art venues237
Performing arts [score]0.91
Sport venues216
Sports [score]0.97
Zoos24
Zoos [score]0.90

Tolerance

9
11/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index93.19
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.96
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite 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]0.78

Outdoors

4
178/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.13
Median peak in meters125.50
Urban area elevation (meters)34.00
Water access [score]0.70
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Almaty are in the least expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Almaty will very likely decrease your daily costs of living. 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)

$463$736
$600
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$61
Movie ticket$4
Broadband internet connection$12
Monthly public transport$16
Lunch$6
-67%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Brussels are in the 188th 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)

$909$1,182
$1045
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$49
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$44
Monthly public transport$58
Lunch$16
-21%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in almaty

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Legal

LGBT rights in brussels

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

64

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.9

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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