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New York vs Rome

Top 39 Reasons for

New York

Compared to Rome

anonymous
77
Has a seaside beach
Comment
Yes
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No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
68
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
58
Considerably 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
58
Substantially 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
54
Significantly 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
51
Distinctly 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
50
Explicitly 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
48
Significantly higher average salary
Comment
4617 $
vs
1971 $
2646 $ higher average salary. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
anonymous
48
Notably 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
48
Measurably 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
46
Notably 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
44
Lots 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
44
Clearly 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
44
Measurably more museums
Comment
89
vs
56
33 more museums. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
41
Appreciably 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
41
Appreciably more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
Comment
3
vs
2
1 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.). With more large sport facilities (20,000 seats +), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2014.
anonymous
40
Sizably 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
39
Clearly lower VAT
Comment
10 %
vs
22 %
12 % lower VAT. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
38
A bit 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
38
Appreciably 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
37
Slightly 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
33
Sizably 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
33
Measurably 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
Vastly lower average minimum temperature
Comment
8.8 °C
vs
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.
anonymous
28
Vastly 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
27
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.
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New York is better than Rome because...

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Top 22 Reasons for

Rome

Compared to New York

anonymous
77
Significantly 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
74
Considerably higher average maximum temperature
Comment
20.5 °C
vs
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
65
Notably 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
54
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
48
Distinctly 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
44
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
43
Sizably 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
41
Significantly 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
40
Significantly 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
40
Noticeably 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
38
Is/was a host city of the Olympics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
33
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
32
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
31
Is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014
anonymous
29
Cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
Comment
1390 $
vs
2838 $
Cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center. 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, 2014.
anonymous
27
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
27
Lower cost of one single transportation ticket
Comment
2 $
vs
2.5 $
Lower cost of one single transportation ticket. A cheaper single ticket will allow you to move through the city for less money. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, it will help your economy. Source: Official city's public transport website, 2014.
anonymous
26
Clearly more sister cities
Comment
24
vs
11
13 more sister cities. 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.
anonymous
26
Wider total surface of the city
Comment
1285 sq km
vs
1214 sq km
Wider total surface of the city. It can be nice to live in big cities, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
anonymous
20
Slightly 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.

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