Athens

Helsinki

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 helsinki

By Minja Orava

Helsinki is a unique mix of influences from the Nordics and the East. The city center is small enough to navigate by foot but offers a thriving underground cultural scene and more than 50 annual city festivals. Finland is a world leader in clean technology and Helsinki is very environmentally conscious with 90% of all bottles and cans recycled. The society prides itself on one of the best primary and secondary education systems in the world, equal opportunity and tolerance, creating a high standard of living and welcoming environment for innovation and tech start-ups.

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
33/263
Details
Large apartment$586.38
Medium apartment$477.23
Rent index [score]0.94
Small apartment$368.08

Cost of Living

6
88/261
Details
5km taxi ride$6.70
A Cappuccino$3.80
A beer$1.30
A kilogram of Apples$1.60
Bread$0.36
Inflation [score]0.64
Lunch$15.00
Monthly fitness club membership$37.00
Monthly public transport$35.00
Movie ticket$8.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$65.08

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]0.29
Meetups groups67
Meetups members21556
Number of investors31
Number of startup events in the last 12 months97
Number of upcoming meetup events11
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events7
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.32
Startups [score]0.63
Total number of startups167

Venture Capital

4
107/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesOpenFund, Metavallon
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.35

Travel Connectivity

4
97/260
Details
Airport hub104
Airport hub [score]0.48
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.26

Commute

5
125/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Greece/Athens
Traffic handling [score]0.62

Business Freedom

6
189/259
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
157/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.49
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
110/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.66
Healthcare quality [score]0.62
Life expectancy (years)80.98
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

4
154/230
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)39
PISA ranking39
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.73
PISA reading (high school)37
PISA science (high school)39
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

4
226/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.38
Cleanliness [score]0.23
Drinking water quality [score]0.70
Urban greenery [score]0.10

Economy

3
228/258
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
189/260
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

2
246/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)9.27
Internet access (download) [score]0.23
Internet access (upload) [score]0.19
Upload speed (Mbps)4.30

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
125/264
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]0.59

Outdoors

7
13/260
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

6
193/263
Details
Large apartment$1728.59
Medium apartment$1354.79
Rent index [score]0.61
Small apartment$980.99

Cost of Living

4
201/261
Details
5km taxi ride$12.00
A Cappuccino$4.20
A beer$2.80
A kilogram of Apples$2.40
Bread$1.00
Inflation [score]0.43
Lunch$12.00
Monthly fitness club membership$62.00
Monthly public transport$56.00
Movie ticket$13.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$87.72

Startups

6
78/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups10
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.42
Coworking spaces [score]0.42
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.42
Meetups groups117
Meetups members25953
Number of investors87
Number of startup events in the last 12 months251
Number of upcoming meetup events34
Startup climate scene [score]0.52
Startup events29
Startup events24
Startup events [score]0.55
Startups [score]0.71
Total number of startups769

Venture Capital

7
38/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.68

Travel Connectivity

5
72/260
Details
Airport hub88
Airport hub [score]0.42
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.51

Commute

5
60/260
Details
Traffic handling [score]0.77

Business Freedom

9
13/259
Details
Business freedom90.70
Business freedom [score]0.99
Freedom from corruption89.00
Freedom from corruption [score]1.00
Lack of labor restrictions53.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.34
Time to open a business14.00
Time to open a business [score]0.85

Safety

8
63/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.81
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year3
Guns per 100 residents28
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.91
Lack of guns [score]0.87
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.89

Healthcare

8
59/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.75
Healthcare quality [score]0.82
Life expectancy (years)81.08
Life expectancy [score]0.86

Education

5
51/230
Details
Best university in rankingAalto University
Best university ranking225
Country mean scores in PISA math test526.53
Country mean scores in PISA reading test524.02
Country mean scores in PISA science test545.44
PISA math ranking (high school)8
PISA ranking5
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.96
PISA reading (high school)6
PISA science (high school)4
Percent of happy students0.65
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.12
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.11
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.08
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.17
University quality [score]0.13

Environmental Quality

9
15/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.93
Cleanliness [score]0.89
Drinking water quality [score]0.97
Urban greenery [score]0.84

Economy

4
203/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate-0.00
GDP growth rate [score]0.14
GDP per capita$40346.97
GDP per capita [score]0.64

Taxation

5
103/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.65
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.38
Time overhead to file company taxes93
VAT (Sales Tax)0.24

Internet Access

6
61/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)37.68
Internet access (download) [score]0.67
Internet access (upload) [score]0.62
Upload speed (Mbps)15.90

Leisure & Culture

7
69/263
Details
Art galleries102
Art galleries [score]0.91
Cinemas86
Cinemas [score]0.67
Comedy clubs48
Comedy clubs [score]0.80
Concert venues121
Concerts [score]0.91
Historical sites72
Historical sites [score]0.72
Museums58
Museums [score]0.69
Performing art venues114
Performing arts [score]0.78
Sport venues54
Sports [score]0.88
Zoos3
Zoos [score]0.84

Tolerance

7
98/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index78.28
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.80
LGBT adoption rights✖ Step-child adoption only
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, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT marriage rightsOther type of partnership
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.54

Outdoors

5
121/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters54.50
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)36.00
Water access [score]0.85
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Athens are in the 88th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Average living expenses are significantly lower compared to other cities, especially in the housing market. 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)

$325$411
$368
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$37
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$21
Monthly public transport$35
Lunch$15
-39%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Helsinki are in the 201st place of all 261 Teleport cities and the most expensive in Finland. Moving to Helsinki 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)

$1,460$1,997
$1729
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$62
Movie ticket$13
Broadband internet connection$21
Monthly public transport$56
Lunch$12
-19%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in helsinki

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Other Type Of Partnership

Adoption

Step-Child Adoption Only

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

266.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average day length (hours)

13.3

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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