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New York vs Rome

Top 35 Reasons for

New York

Compared to Rome

anonymous
71
Has a seaside beach
Comment
Yes
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No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
58
Significantly lower unemployment rate
Comment
7.8 %
vs
12.9 %
5.10 % lower unemployment rate. Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
anonymous
54
Explicitly higher gross domestic product (GDP)
Comment
1280 $ billion
vs
144 $ billion
1136 $ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP). The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
52
Notably better globally connected
Comment
6.35
vs
2.36
3.99 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. Source: ATKearney, 2014.
anonymous
52
Measurably more universities
Comment
18
vs
11
7 more universities. Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
47
Measurably lower level of corruption
Comment
7.1
vs
3.9
3.20 lower level of corruption. Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2014.
anonymous
47
Sizably younger population
Comment
35.5 years
vs
43.8 years
8.30 year younger population. Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
anonymous
45
Significantly higher average salary
Comment
4617 $
vs
1971 $
2646 $ higher average salary. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
anonymous
43
Substantially more museums
Comment
89
vs
56
33 more museums. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
43
Significantly lower population density
Comment
10518 people/km²
vs
21700 people/km²
2.06x lower population density. Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but the extent to which this is the case depends on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
42
Notably more international corporate headquarters
Comment
18
vs
4
14 more international corporate headquarters. The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2014.
anonymous
41
Vastly cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
Comment
4.07 $
vs
4.93 $
0.86 $ 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, 2014.
anonymous
41
Plenty smaller humidity rate
Comment
68 %
vs
72.3 %
4.30 % smaller humidity rate. 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, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
41
Considerably ahead in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey
Comment
47 #
vs
52 #
5 # ahead in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey. 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, 2014.
anonymous
40
Notably more inhabitants
Comment
8.24 million
vs
2.7 million
5.54 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, 2014.
anonymous
36
Substantially more prestigious think tanks
Comment
9
vs
0
9 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, 2014.
anonymous
35
A tad higher proportion of women
Comment
52.51 %
vs
51.9 %
0.61 % higher proportion of women. There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
anonymous
35
Clearly lower VAT
Comment
10 %
vs
22 %
12 % lower VAT. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
34
Vastly more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
Comment
39
vs
1
38 more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city. Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2014.
anonymous
32
A tad faster population growth
Comment
0.9 %
vs
0.88 %
0.02 % 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, 2014.
anonymous
31
Notably more ethnic groups
Comment
18
vs
9
9 more ethnic groups. More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
anonymous
31
Considerably more airports
Comment
3
vs
2
1 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, 2014.
anonymous
28
Sizably more international organizations
Comment
4
vs
1
3 more international organizations. The number of international organizations indicates the international importance of a city. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
25
Is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
25
Is a Top 50 World Festival host
Comment
Yes
vs
No
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, 2014.
anonymous
24
Notably lower average minimum temperature
Comment
8.8 °C
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9.8 °C
1 °C lower average minimum temperature. It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
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New York is better than Rome because...

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Top 18 Reasons for

Rome

Compared to New York

anonymous
65
Explicitly less rainy days in a year
Comment
79.4
vs
121.9
42.50 less rainy days in a year. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
62
Noticeably higher average maximum temperature
Comment
20.5 °C
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17.1 °C
3.40 °C higher average maximum temperature. Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
57
Sizably higher average temperature/warmer
Comment
15.6 °C
vs
12.7 °C
2.90 °C higher average temperature/warmer. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
50
A bike sharing system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
46
Sizably cheaper monthly public transport ticket
Comment
58.8 $
vs
104 $
45.20 $ cheaper monthly public transport ticket. Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's public transport website, 2014.
anonymous
45
Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Comment
Yes
vs
No
In general, cities with possibility of drinking alcohol in public places have more thriving nightlife. It's easier to organize parties in public places. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
43
Has a public health care
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
40
Vastly lower income inequalities
Comment
0.33
vs
0.47
0.14 lower income inequalities. 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, 2014.
anonymous
36
Distinctly less people infected with HIV
Comment
0.25 %
vs
0.6 %
0.35 % less people infected with HIV. Bigger HIV infected population indicates bigger risk of infection and generally, worse health care and prevention system. Source: WHO, 2014.
anonymous
36
Considerably lower murder rate
Comment
1.1
vs
6.4
5.30 lower murder rate. Murder rate expresses number of murders per 100,000 inhabitants. Lower murder rate indicates safer city and better quality of living. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
36
Is/was a host city of the Olympics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
36
Sizably more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
Comment
2
vs
1
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, 2014.
anonymous
30
Is a capital city
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The status of a capital city indicates a great importance of a city for its country, especially for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
30
Is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014
anonymous
29
Is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
26
Is/was a host city of the CSD
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Christopher Street Day is an annual European LGBT celebration and demonstration held in various cities across Europe for the rights of LGBT people, and against discrimination and exclusion. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
17
A tad higher proportion of men
Comment
48.1 %
vs
47.49 %
0.61 % higher proportion of men. There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
Florence Collins
3
You can visit the Trevi Fountain
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The Trevi Fountain is a famous fountain where you can throw a coin for good luck.

Rome is better than New York because...

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No

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