Madryt (655 points)
26 Reasons why Madryt is better
than the average
1. Clearly less rainy days in a year
|77||vs 98 (the average)|
|vs 1 (Osaka)|
Source: Wikipedia, 2015; WMO, 2015.
2. A lot more universities
|15||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.
3. Measurably higher gross domestic product (GDP)
|230 $ 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.
4. Noticeably better globally connected
|2.8||vs 2.5 (the average)|
|vs 6.35 (New York)|
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. Source: ATKearney, 2015.
5. Substantially more inhabitants
|3.27 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. Clearly lower level of corruption
|6.2||vs 4.9 (the average)|
|vs 9.5 (Wellington)|
Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2015.
7. Vastly more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
|4||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.
8. Measurably more international corporate headquarters
|5||vs 2 (the average)|
|vs 50 (Tokyo)|
The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2015.
9. Significantly ahead in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey
|43 #||vs 79 # (the average)|
|vs 1 # (Vienna)|
The annual survey ranks 221 cities using 39 criteria. Important criteria are safety, education, hygiene, healthcare, culture, environment, recreation, political-economic stability and public transport. Source: Mercer, 2015.
10. Explicitly lower income inequalities
|0.46||vs 0.76 (the average)|
|vs 0.22 (Beijing)|
The Gini coefficient is a measure of dispersion, in this case used to show the variation in income. A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality. A Gini coefficient of one expresses maximal inequality. Lower income inequalities indicate a more equal distribution of wealth and better opportunities for the average citizen. Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
11. Measurably smaller humidity rate
|57 %||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.
12. Clearly less people infected with HIV
|0.29 %||vs 1.53 % (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.
13. A bit lower minimum income tax
|0 %||vs 9 % (the average)|
|vs 0 % (Cuzco)|
Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
14. Vastly more airports
|3||vs 1 (the average)|
|vs 5 (London)|
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2015.
15. Distinctly more hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants
|327||vs 9 (the average)|
|vs 327 (Madrid)|
City with higher number of beds per 1000 inhabitants is able to provide healthcare to more people and usually has better developed health care system. Source: , 2015
16. Is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
|Yes||vs No (87% don't have it)|
Source: Wikipedia, 2015
17. Noticeably lower average minimum temperature
|9.7 °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.
18. Sizably cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
|999 $||vs 1512 $ (the average)|
|vs 301 $ (Sarajevo)|
The average price of a single-bedroom apartment located in the city center shows how much of your salary would be allocated in rent expenses, and is an indicator of the cost of living of the city. Source: numbeo.com, 2015.
19. Distinctly more embassies
|102||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.
20. Significantly more efficient traffic (IBM)
|28||vs 50 (the average)|
|vs 21 (Montreal)|
The Commuter Pain Index is comprised of 10 issues: 1) commuting time, 2) time stuck in traffic, agreement that: 3) price of gas is already too high, 4) traffic has gotten worse, 5) start-‐stop traffic is a problem, 6) driving causes stress, 7) driving causes anger, 8) traffic affects work, 9) traffic so bad driving stopped, and 10) decided not to make trip due to traffic. Source: IBM, 2015.
21. Measurably more sister cities
|44||vs 24 (the average)|
|vs 104 (London)|
Sister cities or twin towns are a form of law agreement made between towns, cities or regions in politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. It might mean more possibilities outside your city, a greater multiculturalism and a wider range of options.
22. Vastly higher number of top football clubs
|4||vs 3 (the average)|
|vs 10.8 (Valletta)|
Having a well-known football team playing in a country’s first division shows a big interest by the city in sport and attracts visitors to events such as big matches.
23. A bit higher proportion of men
|49.5 %||vs 49.2 % (the average)|
|vs 67 % (Doha)|
There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2015; city's official stats, 2015.
24. Measurably lower average price of a litre of milk
|1.1 $||vs 1.3 $ (the average)|
|vs 0.83 $ (Lisbon)|
This can help estimate the average cost of groceries and the overall cost of living of the city. An average cheaper litre of milk may mean that the city is less expensive to live in. Source: numbeo.com, 2015.
25. Measurably older city
|852 years||vs 1019 years (the average)|
|vs 1 year (Yerevan)|
A city founded a longer time ago has more history, which can give extra cultural richness for visitors and residents. Source: city's official stats, 2015.
26. Appreciably more hospitals
|58||vs 24 (the average)|
|vs 90 (Chicago)|
A bigger number of hospitals in the city provides more healthcare opportunities for residents and visitors.