Amsterdam

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Boston

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Quality of life in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the most bike-friendly cities on the planet: It has more bikes than people and 63% of its residents use them for their daily commute. It is also one of the best cities in Europe for starting and operating a business. With its clean environment, cultural diversity and well-developed infrastructure, Amsterdam is a great place to live.

Amsterdam is one of the top ten city matches for 18.0% of Teleport users.

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Quality of life in Boston

One of the oldest and most historic cities in the US, Boston is a center of higher education with some of the top universities in the world. It has also developed a vibrant technology scene and is home to numerous venture captial firms, all supporting high rates of innovation and entrepreneurship. Add its tolerant environment, great quality of healthcare and beautiful New England nature, and you've got an enticing city that attracts talent from around the world.

Boston is one of the top ten city matches for 12.0% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
228/264
Details
Large apartment$1903.21
Medium apartment$1548.94
Rent index [score]0.45
Small apartment$1194.66

Cost of Living

4
203/261
Details
5km taxi ride$14.00
A Cappuccino$3.00
A beer$1.60
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.43
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$42.00
Monthly public transport$100.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$86.07

Startups

8
29/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups40
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.75
Coworking spaces [score]0.68
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co43
Meetups [score]0.78
Meetups groups195
Meetups members123489
Number of investors197
Number of startup events in the last 12 months739
Number of upcoming meetup events289
Startup climate scene [score]0.78
Startup events79
Startup events108
Startup events [score]0.73
Startups [score]0.85
Total number of startups920

Venture Capital

6
50/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesRockstart Accelerator, Startupbootcamp Amsterdam / NFC & Contactless
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.61

Travel Connectivity

8
8/260
Details
Airport hub237
Airport hub [score]0.99
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.64

Commute

6
27/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Traffic handling [score]0.82

Business Freedom

9
62/259
Details
Business freedom80.00
Business freedom [score]0.77
Freedom from corruption83.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.92
Lack of labor restrictions64.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.52
Time to open a business4.00
Time to open a business [score]0.97

Safety

9
47/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.76
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.99

Healthcare

8
60/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.64
Healthcare quality [score]0.87
Life expectancy (years)81.86
Life expectancy [score]0.91

Education

6
28/233
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Amsterdam
Best university ranking63
Country mean scores in PISA math test531.84
Country mean scores in PISA reading test511.23
Country mean scores in PISA science test522.06
PISA math ranking (high school)6
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.92
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)12
Percent of happy students0.81
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.15
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 test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12
University quality [score]0.37

Environmental Quality

7
100/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.69
Cleanliness [score]0.58
Drinking water quality [score]0.82
Urban greenery [score]0.76

Economy

5
144/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.25
GDP per capita$47354.53
GDP per capita [score]0.75

Taxation

5
134/263
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.61
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes119
VAT (Sales Tax)0.21

Internet Access

5
122/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)39.35
Internet access (download) [score]0.64
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)10.16

Leisure & Culture

9
16/263
Details
Art galleries293
Art galleries [score]0.81
Cinemas162
Cinemas [score]0.71
Comedy clubs116
Comedy clubs [score]0.86
Concert venues342
Concerts [score]0.81
Historical sites263
Historical sites [score]0.80
Museums187
Museums [score]0.98
Performing art venues327
Performing arts [score]0.79
Sport venues150
Sports [score]0.76
Zoos19
Zoos [score]0.86

Tolerance

7
78/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index97.37
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
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, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.41

Outdoors

5
90/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters67.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)11.00
Water access [score]0.96
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

1
259/264
Details
Large apartment$2861.68
Medium apartment$2409.81
Rent index [score]0.11
Small apartment$1957.94

Cost of Living

4
229/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.50
A Cappuccino$4.70
A beer$2.70
A kilogram of Apples$4.30
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.37
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$67.00