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 .

Athens is one of the top ten city matches for 0.5% of Teleport users.

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Quality of life in Singapore

Singapore is the futuristic bridge between East and West. It is an attractive site for startups, offering access to capital and a highly qualified workforce. When it comes to culture, the city is a dense mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay as well as Western influences. Despite Singapore’s high urban density, it remains as one of the greenest cities in the world—nearly half of its compact land area is filled with lush greenery.

Singapore is one of the top ten city matches for 32.8% 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

2
253/264
Details
Large apartment$2761.47
Medium apartment$2249.05
Rent index [score]0.20
Small apartment$1736.62

Cost of Living

4
214/261
Details
5km taxi ride$5.30
A Cappuccino$4.00
A beer$4.00
A kilogram of Apples$3.10
Bread$0.74
Inflation [score]0.39
Lunch$8.50
Monthly fitness club membership$96.00
Monthly public transport$69.00
Movie ticket$7.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$58.05

Startups

9
13/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups69
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.89
Coworking spaces [score]0.68
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co15
Meetups [score]0.78
Meetups groups200
Meetups members121996
Number of investors788
Number of startup events in the last 12 months4406
Number of upcoming meetup events79
Startup climate scene [score]0.86
Startup events281
Startup events297
Startup events [score]0.93
Startups [score]0.93
Total number of startups1089

Venture Capital

8
26/232
Details
Funding accelerator namesJFDI.Asia
Number of funding accelerators1
Venture capital [score]0.80

Travel Connectivity

3
132/264
Details
Airport hub134
Airport hub [score]0.60

Commute

5
90/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Singapore/Singapore
Traffic handling [score]0.60

Business Freedom

10
6/262
Details
Business freedom95.00
Business freedom [score]1.00
Freedom from corruption84.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.93
Lack of labor restrictions90.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.99
Time to open a business2.50
Time to open a business [score]0.99

Safety

10
2/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.99
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

8
90/263
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.51
Healthcare quality [score]0.82
Life expectancy (years)83.11
Life expectancy [score]0.98

Education

8
6/238
Details
Best university in rankingNational University of Singapore
Best university ranking24
Country mean scores in PISA math test568.65
Country mean scores in PISA reading test542.22
Country mean scores in PISA science test551.49
PISA math ranking (high school)1
PISA ranking1
PISA ranking (high school) [score]1.00
PISA reading (high school)1
PISA science (high school)1
Percent of happy students0.87
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.08
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.40
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.21
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.23
University quality [score]0.65

Environmental Quality

7
94/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.65
Cleanliness [score]0.81
Drinking water quality [score]0.77
Urban greenery [score]0.72

Economy

7
6/261
Details
Currency for urban areaSGD
GDP growth rate0.03
GDP growth rate [score]0.50
GDP per capita$82762.15
GDP per capita [score]1.00

Taxation

10
4/264
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.99
Income tax level [score]1.00
Profit tax (% of profit)0.19
Time overhead to file company taxes67
VAT (Sales Tax)0.07

Internet Access

7
30/264
Details
Download speed (Mbps)25.75
Internet access (download) [score]0.50
Internet access (upload) [score]0.89
Upload speed (Mbps)32.34

Leisure & Culture

8
38/263
Details
Art galleries203
Art galleries [score]0.96
Cinemas157
Cinemas [score]0.95
Comedy clubs124
Comedy clubs [score]0.85
Concert venues220
Concerts [score]0.86
Historical sites120
Historical sites [score]0.79
Museums115
Museums [score]0.77
Performing art venues135
Performing arts [score]0.87
Sport venues163
Sports [score]0.83
Zoos74
Zoos [score]0.99

Tolerance

2
264/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index28.57
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.28
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✔ Male illegal, female legal
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Not legal
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.11

Outdoors

6
48/264
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.25
Median peak in meters510.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)15.00
Water access [score]0.91
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Athens are in the 86th 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)

$319$394
$357
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$36
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$21
Monthly public transport$30
Lunch$14
-43%
compared to
San Francisco

Costs of living

Costs of living in Singapore 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 Singapore 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)

$2,070$3,453
$2761
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$96
Movie ticket$8
Broadband internet connection$37
Monthly public transport$69
Lunch$9
-22%
compared to
San Francisco
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For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Visa

For visits up to 90 days

Required with citizenship of

Startup Visa

EntrePass
Investment requiredFunding providedDuration
YesNo1 year

LGBT rights in Singapore

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Not Legal

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

266.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

147

Climate type

Tropical Rainforest

Average daily maximum temperature

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