Amsterdam

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Shanghai

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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 Shanghai

Shanghai, China, is among the leading cities with a higher number of accelerators or available funding. According to our city rankings, this is a good place to live with high ratings in cost of living, safety and leisure & culture.

Shanghai is one of the top ten city matches for 3.2% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
224/264
Details
Large apartment$1903.21
Medium apartment$1548.94
Rent index [score]0.51
Small apartment$1194.66

Cost of Living

4
191/261
Details
5km taxi ride$13.00
A Cappuccino$2.80
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$2.30
Bread$1.10
Inflation [score]0.44
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$35.00
Monthly public transport$94.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$83.55

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 members124119
Number of investors197
Number of startup events in the last 12 months749
Number of upcoming meetup events295
Startup climate scene [score]0.78
Startup events99
Startup events108
Startup events [score]0.75
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
9/264
Details
Airport hub237
Airport hub [score]0.99
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.64

Commute

6
23/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Traffic handling [score]0.85

Business Freedom

9
62/262
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
53/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.75
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
60/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.64
Healthcare quality [score]0.87
Life expectancy (years)81.86
Life expectancy [score]0.91

Education

6
31/238
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)10
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)13
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]0.71
Cleanliness [score]0.58
Drinking water quality [score]0.90
Urban greenery [score]0.71

Economy

5
146/261
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
136/264
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

7
21/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)160.75
Internet access (download) [score]1.00
Internet access (upload) [score]0.49
Upload speed (Mbps)11.30

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
68/264
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]0.44

Outdoors

5
92/264
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

6
183/264
Details
Large apartment$1540.55
Medium apartment$1156.26
Rent index [score]0.62
Small apartment$771.97

Cost of Living

7
81/261
Details
5km taxi ride$2.60
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$0.94
A kilogram of Apples$2.10
Bread$0.95
Inflation [score]0.70
Lunch$6.70
Monthly fitness club membership$58.00
Monthly public transport$30.00
Movie ticket$9.40
Price of a meal at a restaurant$40.03

Startups

6
63/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups13
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.48
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co4
Meetups [score]0.37
Meetups groups99
Meetups members27679
Number of investors209
Number of startup events in the last 12 months108
Number of upcoming meetup events11
Startup climate scene [score]0.71
Startup events9
Startup events15
Startup events [score]0.35
Startups [score]0.72
Total number of startups417

Venture Capital

10
8/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesChinaccelerator
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.97

Travel Connectivity

6
29/264
Details
Airport hub177
Airport hub [score]0.77
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.52

Commute

5
160/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/China/Shanghai
Traffic handling [score]0.49

Business Freedom

4
239/262
Details
Business freedom54.20
Business freedom [score]0.24
Freedom from corruption36.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.25
Lack of labor restrictions62.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.49
Time to open a business28.00
Time to open a business [score]0.69

Safety

8
64/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.72
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents6
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.97

Healthcare

6
182/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.68
Healthcare quality [score]0.62
Life expectancy (years)76.07
Life expectancy [score]0.56

Education

6
38/238
Details
Best university in rankingFudan University
Best university ranking155
Country mean scores in PISA math test590.90
Country mean scores in PISA reading test569.59
Country mean scores in PISA science test580.12
PISA math ranking (high school)5
PISA ranking8
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.90
PISA reading (high school)19
PISA science (high school)9
Percent of happy students0.84
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.04
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.03
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.03
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.55
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.25
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.27
University quality [score]0.24

Environmental Quality

3
237/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.14
Cleanliness [score]0.47
Drinking water quality [score]0.14
Urban greenery [score]0.41

Economy

6
83/261
Details
Currency for urban areaCNY
GDP growth rate0.07
GDP growth rate [score]1.00
GDP per capita$12879.85
GDP per capita [score]0.22

Taxation

2
262/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.11
Income tax level [score]0.21
Profit tax (% of profit)0.68
Time overhead to file company taxes263
VAT (Sales Tax)0.17

Internet Access

4
203/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)8.73
Internet access (download) [score]0.19
Internet access (upload) [score]0.51
Upload speed (Mbps)11.78

Leisure & Culture

7
95/263
Details
Art galleries101
Art galleries [score]0.75
Cinemas238
Cinemas [score]0.48
Comedy clubs43
Comedy clubs [score]0.75
Concert venues76
Concerts [score]0.53
Historical sites157
Historical sites [score]0.71
Museums171
Museums [score]0.62
Performing art venues66
Performing arts [score]0.55
Sport venues91
Sports [score]0.55
Zoos31
Zoos [score]0.73

Tolerance

4
238/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.21
LGBT Equality Index32.33
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.32
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.53

Outdoors

6
49/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.31
Median peak in meters720.10
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)10.00
Water access [score]0.84
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Amsterdam are in the 191st place of all 261 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Netherlands. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Amsterdam 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)

$1,028$1,362
$1195
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$35
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$28
Monthly public transport$94
Lunch$14
-23%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Shanghai are in the 81st 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)

$793$1,519
$1156
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$58
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$18
Monthly public transport$30
Lunch$7
-47%
compared to
San Francisco
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Startup Visa

Residence permit for startups
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
NoNo1 year

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LGBT rights in Amsterdam

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.9

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.6

Climate type

Humid Subtropical

Average daily maximum temperature

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