Athens

Utrecht

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 groups66
Meetups members20989
Number of investors31
Number of startup events in the last 12 months94
Number of upcoming meetup events15
Startup climate scene [score]0.38
Startup events8
Startup events5
Startup events [score]0.34
Startups [score]0.63
Total number of startups166

Venture Capital

4
105/227
Details
Funding accelerator namesOpenFund, Metavallon
Number of funding accelerators2
Venture capital [score]0.41

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

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
176/263
Details
Large apartment$1427.50
Medium apartment$1159.98
Rent index [score]0.63
Small apartment$892.46

Cost of Living

5
172/261
Details
5km taxi ride$11.00
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$1.40
A kilogram of Apples$2.10
Bread$0.97
Inflation [score]0.48
Lunch$16.00
Monthly fitness club membership$25.00
Monthly public transport$95.00
Movie ticket$11.00
Price of a meal at a restaurant$84.76

Startups

4
155/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups3
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.24
Coworking spaces [score]0.68
Coworking spaces on WorkFrom.co2
Meetups [score]0.77
Meetups groups196
Meetups members117611
Number of investors6
Number of startup events in the last 12 months95
Number of upcoming meetup events76
Startup climate scene [score]0.45
Startup events15
Startup events17
Startup events [score]0.44
Startups [score]0.53
Total number of startups108

Venture Capital

3
182/227
Details
Venture capital [score]0.27

Travel Connectivity

8
13/260
Details
Airport hub237
Airport hub [score]0.99
Intercity train connectivity [score]0.57

Commute

6
24/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Netherlands/Utrecht
Traffic handling [score]0.82

Business Freedom

9
62/259
Details
Business freedom80.00
Business freedom [score]0.77
Freedom from corruption83.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.92
Lack of labor restrictions64.00
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.52
Time to open a business4.00
Time to open a business [score]0.97

Safety

9
15/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.89
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year1
Guns per 100 residents4
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.99
Lack of guns [score]0.98
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.99

Healthcare

9
14/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.73
Healthcare quality [score]0.98
Life expectancy (years)81.86
Life expectancy [score]0.91

Education

6
36/230
Details
Best university in rankingUtrecht University
Best university ranking86
Country mean scores in PISA math test531.84
Country mean scores in PISA reading test511.23
Country mean scores in PISA science test522.06
PISA math ranking (high school)6
PISA ranking10
PISA ranking (high school) [score]0.92
PISA reading (high school)12
PISA science (high school)12
Percent of happy students0.81
Percent of low performers in PISA math test0.15
Percent of low performers in PISA reading test0.14
Percent of low performers in PISA science test0.13
Percent of top performers in PISA math test0.19
Percent of top performers in PISA reading test0.10
Percent of top performers in PISA science test0.12
University quality [score]0.25

Environmental Quality

8
49/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.73
Cleanliness [score]0.82
Drinking water quality [score]0.95
Urban greenery [score]0.80

Economy

5
144/258
Details
Currency for urban areaEUR
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.25
GDP per capita$47354.53
GDP per capita [score]0.75

Taxation

5
133/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.61
Income tax level [score]0.35
Profit tax (% of profit)0.40
Time overhead to file company taxes119

Internet Access

7
31/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)48.32
Internet access (download) [score]0.76
Internet access (upload) [score]0.71
Upload speed (Mbps)19.86

Leisure & Culture

5
149/263
Details
Art galleries135
Art galleries [score]0.53
Cinemas70
Cinemas [score]0.49
Comedy clubs36
Comedy clubs [score]0.64
Concert venues128
Concerts [score]0.48
Historical sites55
Historical sites [score]0.54
Museums65
Museums [score]0.54
Performing art venues156
Performing arts [score]0.69
Sport venues16
Sports [score]0.52
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.53

Tolerance

6
129/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index97.37
LGBT Equality Index [score]1.00
LGBT adoption rights✔ Legal
LGBT age of consent✔ Equal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
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]0.24

Outdoors

5
129/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.11
Median peak in meters51.00
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)12.00
Water access [score]0.83
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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 Utrecht are in the 172nd place of all 261 Teleport cities. 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)

$745$1,040
$892
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$25
Movie ticket$11
Broadband internet connection$23
Monthly public transport$95
Lunch$16
-24%
compared to
San Francisco

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LGBT rights in utrecht

Discrimination

Illegal

Marriage

Legal

Adoption

Legal

Climate

Average number of days per year without rain

266.7

Climate type

Mediterranean

Average daily maximum temperature

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