Cidade Do Mexico (689 points)
21 Reasons why Cidade Do Mexico is better
than the average
1. Amply higher average maximum temperature
|23.4 °C||vs 22.2 °C (the average)|
|vs 38.1 °C (Mecca)|
Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2015; WMO, 2015.
2. Measurably lower unemployment rate
|3.7 %||vs 11.0 % (the average)|
|vs 0 % (Monaco)|
Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2015; city's official stats, 2015.
3. Vastly more universities
|27||vs 14 (the average)|
|vs 185 (Tokyo)|
Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
4. Notably higher gross domestic product (GDP)
|390 $ billion||vs 121 $ billion (the average)|
|vs 1280 $ billion (New York)|
The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
5. Sizably more inhabitants
|8.84 million||vs 2.31 million (the average)|
|vs 23 million (Shanghai)|
Cities with bigger population usually offer better employment and entertainment opportunities. Big cities attract business, are trade and cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
6. A bike sharing system
|Yes||vs No (73% don't have it)|
Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
7. Considerably cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
|2.74 $||vs 4.16 $ (the average)|
|vs 1.89 $ (Kolkata)|
The Big Mac Index is published by The Economist as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies. The Big Mac PPP exchange rate between two countries is obtained by dividing the price of a Big Mac in one country (in its currency) by the price of a Big Mac in another country (in its currency). Source: Economist, 2015.
8. Noticeably more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
|8||vs 4 (the average)|
|vs 82 (Moscow)|
Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2015.
9. Measurably more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
|3||vs 2 (the average)|
|vs 13 (London)|
With more large sport facilities (20,000 seats +), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2015.
10. Measurably more international corporate headquarters
|3||vs 2 (the average)|
|vs 50 (Tokyo)|
The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2015.
11. A bit higher proportion of women
|51.1 %||vs 50.8 % (the average)|
|vs 55.6 % (Riga)|
There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2015; city's official stats, 2015.
12. Notably lower murder rate
|9||vs 15 (the average)|
|vs 0.12 (Boston)|
Murder rate expresses number of murders per 100,000 inhabitants. Lower murder rate indicates safer city and better quality of living. Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
13. Noticeably more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
|2||vs 1 (the average)|
|vs 17 (Kyoto)|
The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Source: UNESCO, 2015.
14. Explicitly smaller humidity rate
|56 %||vs 70 % (the average)|
|vs 28 % (Riyadh)|
Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. High relative humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating in cooling the body by reducing the rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin. In general, higher humidity makes climate harder to stand for people. Source: Wikipedia, 2015; WMO, 2015.
15. Is/was a host city of the Olympics
|Yes||vs No (88% don't have it)|
Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
16. Distinctly less people infected with HIV
|0.3 %||vs 1.5 % (the average)|
|vs 0 % (Bratislava)|
Bigger HIV infected population indicates bigger risk of infection and generally, worse health care and prevention system. Source: WHO, 2015.
17. Appreciably lower minimum income tax
|1.92 %||vs 8.58 % (the average)|
|vs 0 % (Cuzco)|
Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
18. Is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
|Yes||vs No (89% don't have it)|
Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
19. Vastly lower average minimum temperature
|9.6 °C||vs 12.6 °C (the average)|
|vs -7.01 °C (Ulan Bator)|
It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2015; WMO, 2015.
20. Is a Top 50 World Festival host
|Yes||vs No (96% don't have it)|
Every year the city is host to a festival included in the list of the top 50 World Festivals. A well-known festival shows a better cultural and entertainment agenda and attracts a bigger number of tourists. Source: Escapenormal.com, 2015.
21. Noticeably more embassies
|79||vs 43 (the average)|
|vs 200 (Brussels)|
The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2015.