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London

Quality of life in london

By Matteo Pozzi

London is packed with endless opportunities: it is one of the world's most inviting cities for startups, as well as home to world-class schools, universities and museums. There is a robust transport network offering fast and easy commuting around London. With its vibrant multicultural environment, London offers an enormous variety of cuisines, recreational opportunities and cultural activities that appeal to virtually any interest.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

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Cost of Living

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5km taxi ride$0.84
A Cappuccino$1.46
A beer$0.59
A kilogram of Apples$2.06
Bread$2.67
Lunch$12.37
Monthly fitness club membership$48.65
Monthly public transport$33.75
Movie ticket$7.95

Startups

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Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.11
Meetups groups5
Meetups members227
Total number of startups2

Venture Capital

1
223/227
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Venture capital [score]0.10

Travel Connectivity

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Commute

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Business Freedom

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Safety

5
232/264
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Crime rate [score]0.96

Healthcare

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Education

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Environmental Quality

7
114/264
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Air quality [score]0.54
Cleanliness [score]1.00
Drinking water quality [score]0.97
Urban greenery [score]0.23

Economy

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Currency for urban areaEUR

Taxation

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VAT (Sales Tax)0.04

Internet Access

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Leisure & Culture

2
252/263
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Art galleries10
Art galleries [score]0.10
Cinemas3
Cinemas [score]0.10
Comedy clubs2
Comedy clubs [score]0.40
Concert venues8
Concerts [score]0.10
Historical sites27
Historical sites [score]0.32
Museums20
Museums [score]0.14
Performing art venues3
Performing arts [score]0.10
Sport venues5
Sports [score]0.10
Zoos1
Zoos [score]0.47

Tolerance

5
214/264
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LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✖ Illegal
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]1.00

Outdoors

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

1
258/263
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Large apartment$2991.29
Medium apartment$2361.98
Rent index [score]0.10
Small apartment$1732.66

Cost of Living

4
234/261
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5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$3.40
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$2.10
Bread$0.60
Inflation [score]0.36
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$75.00
Monthly public transport$150.00
Movie ticket$16.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$91.94

Startups

10
1/260
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Average monthly increase in number of startups254
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]1.00
Coworking spaces [score]1.00
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co100
Meetups [score]1.00
Meetups groups198
Meetups members286620
Number of investors2218
Number of startup events in the last 12 months10860
Number of upcoming meetup events197
Startup climate scene [score]0.87
Startup events1121
Startup events1680
Startup events [score]1.00
Startups [score]1.00
Total number of startups6081

Venture Capital

10
1/227
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Funding accelerator namesSeedcamp, Techstars London, Bethnal Green Ventures
Number of funding accelerators11
Venture capital [score]1.00

Travel Connectivity

9
2/260
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Airport hub357
Airport hub [score]1.00
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.83

Commute

5
112/260
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Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_Kingdom/London
Traffic handling [score]0.52

Business Freedom

9
35/259
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Business freedom86.00
Business freedom [score]0.89
Freedom from corruption78.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.84
Lack of labor restrictions71.80
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.66
Time to open a business4.50
Time to open a business [score]0.96

Safety

8
115/264
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Crime rate [score]0.53
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year0
Guns per 100 residents7
Lack of gun related deaths [score]1.00
Lack of guns [score]0.97
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.98

Healthcare

8
58/260
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Healthcare expenditure [score]0.78
Healthcare quality [score]0.79
Life expectancy (years)81.22
Life expectancy [score]0.87

Education

9
2/230
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Best university in rankingImperial College London
Best university ranking8
Country mean scores in PISA math test494.15
Country mean scores in PISA reading test499.32
Country mean scores in PISA science test514.13
PISA math ranking (high school)22
PISA ranking17
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.86
PISA reading (high school)19
PISA science (high school)16
Percent of happy students0.82
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.22
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.17
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.12
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.09
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.11
University quality [score]1.00

Environmental Quality

6
157/264
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Air quality [score]0.40
Cleanliness [score]0.53
Drinking water quality [score]0.58
Urban greenery [score]0.80

Economy

5
117/258
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Currency for urban areaGBP
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.45
GDP per capita$39510.94
GDP per capita [score]0.63

Taxation

6
71/260
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Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.78
Income tax level [score]0.40
Profit tax (% of profit)0.31
Time overhead to file company taxes110
VAT (Sales Tax)0.20

Internet Access

5
127/263
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Download speed (Mbps)31.77
Internet access (download) [score]0.61
Internet access (upload) [score]0.47
Upload speed (Mbps)10.57

Leisure & Culture

9
7/263
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Art galleries204
Art galleries [score]1.00
Cinemas198
Cinemas [score]0.77
Comedy clubs79
Comedy clubs [score]0.95
Concert venues313
Concerts [score]0.90
Historical sites183
Historical sites [score]0.90
Museums161
Museums [score]1.00
Performing art venues349
Performing arts [score]0.97
Sport venues260
Sports [score]0.88
Zoos33
Zoos [score]0.88

Tolerance

8
36/264
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Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.76
LGBT Equality Index86.67
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
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]0.65

Outdoors

5
124/260
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Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.15
Median peak in meters178.00
Seaside waterbody1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)18.00
Water access [score]0.81
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Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$49
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$41
Monthly public transport$34
Lunch$12
-100%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

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

$1,400$2,066
$1733
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$75
Movie ticket$16
Broadband internet connection$28
Monthly public transport$150
Lunch$15
-15%
compared to
San Francisco

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LGBT rights in andorra

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

241.4

Climate type

Marine West Coast

Average daily maximum temperature

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