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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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 groups68
Meetups members21877
Number of investors31
Number of startup events in the last 12 months95
Number of upcoming meetup events8
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events5
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.27
Startups [score]0.63
Total number of startups167

Venture Capital

4
106/228
Details
Funding accelerator namesOpenFund, Metavallon
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.38

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
185/263
Details
Large apartment$1567.45
Medium apartment$1241.12
Rent index [score]0.60
Small apartment$914.79

Cost of Living

5
122/261
Details
5km taxi ride$14.00
A Cappuccino$3.70
A beer$1.80
A kilogram of Apples$3.20
Bread$1.30
Inflation [score]0.54
Lunch$11.00
Monthly fitness club membership$43.00
Monthly public transport$55.00
Movie ticket$10.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$68.73

Startups

5
109/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups7
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.36
Coworking spaces [score]0.60
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co9
Meetups [score]0.25
Meetups groups55
Meetups members15487
Number of investors35
Number of startup events in the last 12 months195
Number of upcoming meetup events19
Startup climate scene [score]0.52
Startup events21
Startup events27
Startup events [score]0.50
Startups [score]0.62
Total number of startups141

Venture Capital

6
58/228
Details
Venture capital [score]0.56

Travel Connectivity

1
230/260
Details
Airport hub11
Airport hub [score]0.13
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.12

Commute

5
118/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/United_States/Madison
Traffic handling [score]0.87

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

8
104/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.90
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year10
Guns per 100 residents76
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.73
Lack of guns [score]0.64
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.68

Healthcare

7
123/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.40
Healthcare quality [score]0.93
Life expectancy (years)79.28
Life expectancy [score]0.76

Education

6
37/230
Details
Best university in rankingUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Best university ranking45
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
University quality [score]0.35

Environmental Quality

9
13/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.89
Cleanliness [score]0.94
Drinking water quality [score]0.85
Urban greenery [score]0.95

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

4
157/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.54
Income tax level [score]0.32
Profit tax (% of profit)0.44
Time overhead to file company taxes175
VAT (Sales Tax)0.06

Internet Access

6
120/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)56.03
Internet access (download) [score]0.81
Internet access (upload) [score]0.29
Upload speed (Mbps)6.14

Leisure & Culture

5
197/263
Details
Art galleries121
Art galleries [score]0.50
Cinemas47
Cinemas [score]0.63
Comedy clubs22
Comedy clubs [score]0.77
Concert venues119
Concerts [score]0.72
Historical sites36
Historical sites [score]0.42
Museums38
Museums [score]0.49
Performing art venues118
Performing arts [score]0.66
Sport venues35
Sports [score]0.71
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.81

Tolerance

7
104/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index86.72
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.89
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulationsAmbiguous
LGBT discrimination legalityIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, surgery not required
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Legal
LGBT housing discrimination legalitySexual orientation only
LGBT marriage rights✔ Legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.43

Outdoors

4
159/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.19
Median peak in meters316.00
Urban area elevation (meters)271.00
Water access [score]0.70
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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)

$532$640
$586
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

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Housing costs (USD)

$1,322$1,813
$1567
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$43
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$50
Monthly public transport$55
Lunch$11
-30%
compared to
San Francisco
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LGBT rights in madison

Discrimination

Illegal In Some Contexts

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

266.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average number of clear days per year

90

Climate type

Warm Summer Continental

Average daily maximum temperature

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