Athens

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Quality of life in Athens

Athens, the birthplace of democracy, is a city with deep roots in history and culture. Its grand architecture, Mediterranean climate and millions of annual visitors feed a thriving tourism industry, creating thousands of Athens jobs. Shipping, finance and international trade are also important elements of Athens, which offers affordable housing and proximity to countless recreational and cultural activities .

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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

9
32/264
Details
Large apartment$565.34
Medium apartment$460.95
Rent index [score]0.94
Small apartment$356.56

Cost of Living

7
86/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.00
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$1.60
Bread$0.32
Inflation [score]0.65
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$36.00
Monthly public transport$30.00
Movie ticket$7.50
Price of a meal at a restaurant$60.41

Startups

4
140/260
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.co8
Meetups [score]0.30
Meetups groups70
Meetups members23715
Number of investors31
Number of startup events in the last 12 months90
Number of upcoming meetup events12
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events4
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.24
Startups [score]0.63
Total number of startups162

Venture Capital

4
110/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesOpenFund, Metavallon
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.37

Travel Connectivity

4
97/264
Details
Airport hub104
Airport hub [score]0.49
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.26

Commute

5
132/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Greece/Athens
Traffic handling [score]0.64

Business Freedom

6
189/262
Details
Business freedom73.80
Business freedom [score]0.64
Freedom from corruption43.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.35
Lack of labor restrictions50.20
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.28
Time to open a business13.00
Time to open a business [score]0.86

Safety

7
159/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.47
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year2
Guns per 100 residents23
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.96
Lack of guns [score]0.89
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.93

Healthcare

7
110/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.66
Healthcare quality [score]0.62
Life expectancy (years)80.98
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

3
189/238
Details
Best university in rankingNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Best university ranking550
Country mean scores in PISA math test455.37
Country mean scores in PISA reading test477.20
Country mean scores in PISA science test466.72
PISA math ranking (high school)33
PISA ranking35
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.53
PISA reading (high school)29
PISA science (high school)33
Percent of happy students0.73
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.36
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.23
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.26
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.04
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.05
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.02
University quality [score]0.10

Environmental Quality

3
227/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.34
Cleanliness [score]0.22
Drinking water quality [score]0.68
Urban greenery [score]0.10

Economy

3
231/261
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.24
GDP per capita$25858.77
GDP per capita [score]0.42

Taxation

4
193/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.42
Income tax level [score]0.40
Profit tax (% of profit)0.51
Time overhead to file company taxes193
VAT (Sales Tax)0.24

Internet Access

3
237/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)13.96
Internet access (download) [score]0.32
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
Upload speed (Mbps)4.08

Leisure & Culture

8
36/263
Details
Art galleries70
Art galleries [score]0.70
Cinemas132
Cinemas [score]0.70
Comedy clubs8
Comedy clubs [score]0.49
Concert venues96
Concerts [score]0.83
Historical sites96
Historical sites [score]0.82
Museums81
Museums [score]0.75
Performing art venues118
Performing arts [score]0.86
Sport venues88
Sports [score]0.89
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.77

Tolerance

6
126/264
Details
Homosexuality acceptance (percent of the surveyed population in favor)0.53
LGBT Equality Index65.50
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.67
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
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✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✔ Civil unions
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.61

Outdoors

7
13/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.49
Median peak in meters1330.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)88.00
Water access [score]0.93
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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

1
260/264
Details
Large apartment$2861.68
Medium apartment$2409.81
Rent index [score]0.10
Small apartment$1957.94

Cost of Living

3
243/261
Details
5km taxi ride$9.60
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.00
A kilogram of Apples$3.90
Bread$2.00
Inflation [score]0.30
Lunch$14.00
Monthly fitness club membership$67.00
Monthly public transport$76.00
Movie ticket$12.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$90.96

Startups

9
10/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups68
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.89
Coworking spaces [score]0.86
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co48
Meetups [score]0.99
Meetups groups199
Meetups members230685
Number of investors2053
Number of startup events in the last 12 months3341
Number of upcoming meetup events194
Startup climate scene [score]0.93
Startup events316
Startup events335
Startup events [score]0.95
Startups [score]0.99
Total number of startups2381