Almaty

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Quality of life in zurich

Zurich is one of the wealthiest but also one of the most expensive cities in Europe. It is a leader in the world's financial industry as well as an international hub for banking. Zurich is also the center for development and scientific research with two world-class universities within its boundaries. The city is extremely well-connected through public transport and offers an exceptionally high quality of life.

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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

2
252/263
Details
Large apartment$3049.56
Medium apartment$2430.07
Rent index [score]0.23
Small apartment$1810.57

Cost of Living

1
257/261
Details
5km taxi ride$18.00
A Cappuccino$5.30
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$4.10
Bread$2.10
Inflation [score]0.10
Lunch$28.00
Monthly fitness club membership$94.00
Monthly public transport$92.00
Movie ticket$20.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$134.69

Startups

6
84/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups9
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.40
Coworking spaces [score]0.57
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co9
Meetups [score]0.65
Meetups groups196
Meetups members54132
Number of investors101
Number of startup events in the last 12 months226
Number of upcoming meetup events71
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events22
Startup events40
Startup events [score]0.51
Startups [score]0.70
Total number of startups360

Venture Capital

6
60/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.55

Travel Connectivity

8
12/260
Details
Airport hub137
Airport hub [score]0.61
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.97

Commute

6
42/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.84

Business Freedom

9
57/259
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
41/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.98
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents46
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.92
Lack of guns [score]0.78
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.85

Healthcare

8
96/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.37
Healthcare quality [score]0.90
Life expectancy (years)83.36
Life expectancy [score]1.00

Education

8
11/230
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)5
PISA ranking11
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.92
PISA reading (high school)13
PISA science (high school)15
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]0.60

Environmental Quality

9
5/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.94
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.99
Urban greenery [score]0.83

Economy

7
12/258
Details
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
43/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.82
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.29
Time overhead to file company taxes63
VAT (Sales Tax)0.08

Internet Access

6
87/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)35.47
Internet access (download) [score]0.65
Internet access (upload) [score]0.57
Upload speed (Mbps)13.78

Leisure & Culture

5
176/263
Details
Art galleries87
Art galleries [score]0.49
Cinemas89
Cinemas [score]0.45
Comedy clubs43
Comedy clubs [score]0.66
Concert venues123
Concerts [score]0.55
Historical sites99
Historical sites [score]0.46
Museums98
Museums [score]0.54
Performing art venues104
Performing arts [score]0.54
Sport venues48
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos17
Zoos [score]0.79

Tolerance

5
211/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index81.79
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.84
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]0.17

Outdoors

6
58/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.43
Median peak in meters1128.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)419.00
Water access [score]0.70
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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 Zürich are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Zürich will very likely increase 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)

$2,489$3,610
$3050
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$94
Movie ticket$20
Broadband internet connection$43
Monthly public transport$92
Lunch$28
+34%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in almaty

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Legal

LGBT rights in zurich

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Civil Unions

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

64

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average annual percent chance of sunshine

36

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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