Sizably higher average maximum temperature
15.2 °C vs 13.4 °C—1.80 °C higher average maximum temperature. Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2013; WMO, 2013.
Substantially higher average temperature/warmer
11 °C vs 9.6 °C—1.40 °C higher average temperature/warmer. Source: Wikipedia, 2013; WMO, 2013.
Has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2013.
Substantially cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
3.82 $ vs 4.43 $—0.61 $ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index). 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, 2013.
Distinctly more universities
21 vs 8 —13 more universities. Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2013.
Appreciably lower unemployment rate
8.7 % vs 12.2 %—3.50 % lower unemployment rate. Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2013; city's official stats, 2013.
Modestly higher proportion of women
51.1 % vs 50.8 %—0.30 % higher proportion of women. There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2013; city's official stats, 2013.
Explicitly more airports
5 vs 2 —3 more airports. The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2013.
Sizably more m² of green areas per one inhabitant
27 m² vs 21 m²—6 m² more m² of green areas per one inhabitant. More m² of green areas per person indicates that a city has more green areas like parks, forests, ect. in its administrative borders which makes city more inhabitants friendly. Source: WHO, 2013.
Considerably better globally connected
5.79 vs 2.76 —3.03 better globally connected. The Global Cities Index is unique in that it measures global engagement of cities across five dimensions: business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement, urban competitiveness. Source: ATKearney, 2013.
Notably more ethnic groups
12 vs 6 —6 more ethnic groups. More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2013; city's official stats, 2013.
Vastly more inhabitants
8.174 million vs 3.51 million —4.66 million more inhabitants. 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, 2013.
Clearly more museums
240 vs 170 —70 more museums. Source: Wikipedia, 2013; city's official website, 2013.
Noticeably more prestigious think tanks
11 vs 7 —4 more prestigious think tanks. A think tank (or policy institute) is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology issues and in the creative and cultural field. The number of important think tanks can indicate innovativeness and competitiveness of a city. Source: Brookings, 2013.
Distinctly higher average salary
3760 $ vs 2199 $—1561 $ higher average salary. Source: Wikipedia, 2013; city's official stats, 2013.
Considerably lower minimum income tax
0 % vs 24 %—24 % lower minimum income tax. Source: Wikipedia, 2013.
Substantially more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
4 vs 3 —1 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list. 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, 2013.
Appreciably higher gross domestic product (GDP)
565 $ billion
94.7 $ billion
565 $ billion vs 94.7 $ billion —470.30 $ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP). The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2013.
Distinctly more theaters
104 vs 50 —54 more theaters. Source: Wikipedia, 2013; city's official website, 2013.
160 vs 154 —6 more embassies. The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2013.
Considerably more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
5 vs 1 —4 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.). The more big sport facilities the more important sporting events city is able to organize. Source: Wikipedia, 2013.
Vastly more international corporate headquarters
16 vs 1 —15 more international corporate headquarters. The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2013.
Appreciably more international organizations
3 vs 1 —2 more international organizations. The number of international organizations indicates the international importance of a city. Source: Wikipedia, 2013.
Sizably faster population growth
1.4 % vs 0.038 %—1.36 % faster population growth. Population growth is the change in a population over time. The higher the growth the more dynamic society feels. Growth of population can be connected with economic, cultural and social development of the city, which attracts more and more people who want to live in it. Source: Wikipedia, 2013.
Is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
Source: Wikipedia, 2013; city's official website, 2013.
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