Anchorage

Seoul

Quality of life in seoul

Seoul is a fast-paced metropolis with 24 hour facilities and expat-friendly social environment. The vibrant nightlife scene, fabulous pop culture as well as the refreshing nature can be reached by using Seoul’s affordable and reliable public transport system, which is also equipped with public wifi common to the most wired city in the world. The advanced technological environment and delicious local food combined with the low crime rate truly make it a highly attractive destination.

Seoul is one of the top ten city matches for 12.2% of Teleport users.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
210/263
Details
Large apartment$1942.89
Medium apartment$1500.04
Rent index [score]0.52
Small apartment$1057.19

Cost of Living

2
250/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.30
A Cappuccino$4.60
A beer$1.90
A kilogram of Apples$4.70
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.23
Lunch$13.00
Monthly fitness club membership$66.00
Monthly public transport$55.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$84.07

Startups

3
214/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups2
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.20
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co1
Meetups [score]0.14
Meetups groups15
Meetups members2074
Number of investors1
Number of startup events in the last 12 months82
Number of upcoming meetup events2
Startup climate scene [score]0.35
Startup events7
Startup events8
Startup events [score]0.32
Startups [score]0.37
Total number of startups11

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

2
194/260
Details
Airport hub34
Airport hub [score]0.21
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
156/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Anchorage
Traffic handling [score]0.77

Business Freedom

9
67/259
Details
Business freedom84.70
Business freedom [score]0.86
Freedom from corruption74.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.79
Lack of labor restrictions91.40
Lack of labor restrictions [score]1.00
Time to open a business5.60
Time to open a business [score]0.95

Safety

4
250/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.43
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year20
Guns per 100 residents149
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.47
Lack of guns [score]0.29
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.38

Healthcare

6
189/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.22
Healthcare quality [score]0.86
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

4
155/230
Details
Country mean scores in PISA math test478.04
Country mean scores in PISA reading test497.58
Country mean scores in PISA science test497.41
PISA math ranking (high school)32
PISA ranking25
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.82
PISA reading (high school)20
PISA science (high school)24
Percent of happy students0.77
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.26
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.18
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.07

Environmental Quality

9
8/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.94
Cleanliness [score]0.75
Drinking water quality [score]1.00
Urban greenery [score]1.00

Economy

6
16/258
Details
Currency for urban areaUSD
GDP growth rate0.02
GDP growth rate [score]0.43
GDP per capita$54596.65
GDP per capita [score]0.86

Taxation

5
109/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.43
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175

Internet Access

6
105/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)39.53
Internet access (download) [score]0.69
Internet access (upload) [score]0.45
Upload speed (Mbps)10.09

Leisure & Culture

3
233/263
Details
Art galleries62
Art galleries [score]0.40
Cinemas24
Cinemas [score]0.45
Comedy clubs5
Comedy clubs [score]0.59
Concert venues27
Concerts [score]0.24
Historical sites5
Historical sites [score]0.32
Museums23
Museums [score]0.36
Performing art venues41
Performing arts [score]0.41
Sport venues9
Sports [score]0.48
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.69

Tolerance

7
59/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index76.56
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.78
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
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✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.68

Outdoors

5
95/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.48
Median peak in meters1310.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)31.00
Water access [score]0.56
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

5
203/263
Details
Large apartment$1822.87
Medium apartment$1311.11
Rent index [score]0.53
Small apartment$799.35

Cost of Living

4
226/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.20
A Cappuccino$3.90
A beer$2.40
A kilogram of Apples$6.10
Bread$2.10
Inflation [score]0.38
Lunch$7.00
Monthly fitness club membership$68.00
Monthly public transport$47.00
Movie ticket$8.30
Price of a meal at a restaurant$46.86

Startups

5
100/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups5
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.30
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co8
Meetups [score]0.34
Meetups groups90
Meetups members18619
Number of investors60
Number of startup events in the last 12 months63
Number of upcoming meetup events8
Startup climate scene [score]0.49
Startup events4
Startup events6
Startup events [score]0.24
Startups [score]0.70
Total number of startups872

Venture Capital

8
24/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesSparkLabs
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.83

Travel Connectivity

6
37/260
Details
Airport hub139
Airport hub [score]0.62
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.61

Commute

6
29/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/South_Korea/Seoul
Traffic handling [score]0.80

Business Freedom

8
139/259
Details
Business freedom91.10
Business freedom [score]0.99
Freedom from corruption55.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.52
Lack of labor restrictions50.60
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.29
Time to open a business4.00
Time to open a business [score]0.97

Safety

10
7/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.93
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents1
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]1.00
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]1.00

Healthcare

9
23/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.72
Healthcare quality [score]0.92
Life expectancy (years)82.28
Life expectancy [score]0.94

Education

7
16/230
Details
Best university in rankingSeoul National University
Best university ranking72
Country mean scores in PISA math test537.48
Country mean scores in PISA reading test535.79
Country mean scores in PISA science test537.79
PISA math ranking (high school)3
PISA ranking3
PISA ranking (high school) [score]1.00
PISA reading (high school)4
PISA science (high school)6
Percent of happy students0.60
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.09
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.08
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.07
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.31
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12
University quality [score]0.43

Environmental Quality

7
85/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.65
Cleanliness [score]0.78
Drinking water quality [score]0.73
Urban greenery [score]0.78

Economy

6
111/258
Details
Currency for urban areaKRW
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.54
GDP per capita$35277.35
GDP per capita [score]0.56

Taxation

7
42/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.74
Income tax level [score]0.56
Profit tax (% of profit)0.33
Time overhead to file company taxes188
VAT (Sales Tax)0.10

Internet Access

5
150/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)29.83
Internet access (download) [score]0.59
Internet access (upload) [score]0.39
Upload speed (Mbps)8.29

Leisure & Culture

8
32/263
Details
Art galleries232
Art galleries [score]0.82
Cinemas176
Cinemas [score]0.86
Comedy clubs124
Comedy clubs [score]0.79
Concert venues205
Concerts [score]0.56
Historical sites223
Historical sites [score]0.82
Museums236
Museums [score]0.81
Performing art venues207
Performing arts [score]0.88
Sport venues145
Sports [score]0.86
Zoos53
Zoos [score]0.85

Tolerance

4
242/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.39
LGBT Equality Index45.51
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.46
LGBT adoption rightsMarried couples only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
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✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.31

Outdoors

6
44/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.33
Median peak in meters800.60
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)42.00
Water access [score]0.83
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Anchorage are in the most expensive 10 percent of all 261 Teleport cities and the 4th most expensive in the United States. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Anchorage 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)

$1,275$1,726
$1500
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$66
Movie ticket$12
Broadband internet connection$78
Monthly public transport$55
Lunch$13
-3%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Seoul are in the most expensive 20 percent of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly higher compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. Moving to Seoul 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)

$646$953
$799
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$68
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$22
Monthly public transport$47
Lunch$7
-17%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in anchorage

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

61

Climate type

Continental Subarctic

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

250

Climate type

Hot Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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