Amsterdam

Zurich

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.

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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

4
231/263
Details
Large apartment$2020.98
Medium apartment$1655.84
Rent index [score]0.45
Small apartment$1290.69

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 groups196
Meetups members118421
Number of investors197
Number of startup events in the last 12 months730
Number of upcoming meetup events298
Startup climate scene [score]0.78
Startup events88
Startup events108
Startup events [score]0.75
Startups [score]0.85
Total number of startups941

Venture Capital

6
44/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesRockstart Accelerator, Startupbootcamp Amsterdam / NFC & Contactless
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.65

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
28/230
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
133/260
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

6
85/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)34.07
Internet access (download) [score]0.63
Internet access (upload) [score]0.58
Upload speed (Mbps)14.38

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
74/264
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

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 members53731
Number of investors101
Number of startup events in the last 12 months223
Number of upcoming meetup events75
Startup climate scene [score]0.56
Startup events18
Startup events40
Startup events [score]0.47
Startups [score]0.70
Total number of startups360

Venture Capital

5
61/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.53

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 Amsterdam are in the 203rd 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)

$1,420$1,892
$1656
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$42
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$28
Monthly public transport$100
Lunch$14
-20%
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)

$1,498$2,123
$1811
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 amsterdam

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

LGBT rights in zurich

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Civil Unions

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.9

Climate type

Marine West Coast

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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