Shanghai vs Tokyo
Top Twelve Reasons for
Compared to Tokyo
A shade higher average maximum temperature
0.30 °C higher average maximum temperature. Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
A tad higher average temperature/warmer
0.15 °C higher average temperature/warmer. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
Slightly lower unemployment rate
0.10 % lower unemployment rate. Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
Has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2014.
Sizably younger population
12.44 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.
Substantially more inhabitants
9.82 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.
Significantly lower population density
1.67x 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.
Vastly more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
7 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.). The more big sport facilities the more important sporting events city is able to organize. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
Vastly cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
1.81 $ 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.
Measurably faster population growth
21.38 % 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.
Higher proportion of men
2.44 % 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.
Most international city in China
Shanghai is better than Tokyo because...
Top 16 Reasons for
Compared to Shanghai
Distinctly less rainy days in a year
15 less rainy days in a year. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
Appreciably better globally connected
2.26 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.
Significantly more universities
151 more universities. Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
Substantially higher gross domestic product (GDP)
910.9 $ billion
297 $ billion
613.90 $ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP). The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
Substantially smaller humidity rate
14.90 % 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.
Vastly more international corporate headquarters
44 more international corporate headquarters. The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2014.
Appreciably lower income inequalities
0.19 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.
Significantly lower maximum income tax
5 % lower maximum income tax. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
Is/was a host city of the Olympics
Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
Substantially lower VAT
12 % lower VAT. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
Higher proportion of women
2.44 % 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.
Gambling is legal within the city
Source: city's official website, 2014.
Appreciably more billionaires residing within the city
3 more billionaires residing within the city. Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2014.
Is a capital city
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.
Is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
It has lots of canals
Canals in a city look nice, offer a place to relax and can be used for boating.
Is/was a host city of the CSD