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Shanghai vs Tokyo

Top 14 Reasons for

Shanghai

Compared to Tokyo

anonymous
62
Somewhat higher average maximum temperature
Comment
20.2 °C
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19.9 °C
0.30 °C higher average maximum temperature. Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
57
Somewhat higher average temperature/warmer
Comment
16.55 °C
vs
16.4 °C
0.15 °C higher average temperature/warmer. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
57
Slightly lower unemployment rate
Comment
4.5 %
vs
4.6 %
0.10 % lower unemployment rate. Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
anonymous
51
Has smoking ban in public places
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
47
Notably younger population
Comment
32.26 years
vs
44.7 years
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.
anonymous
43
Vastly lower population density
Comment
3600 people/km²
vs
6000 people/km²
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.
anonymous
41
Appreciably cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
Comment
2.27 $
vs
4.08 $
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.
anonymous
40
Vastly more inhabitants
Comment
23 million
vs
13.18 million
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.
anonymous
39
Clearly more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
Comment
12
vs
5
7 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
32
Significantly faster population growth
Comment
22.15 %
vs
0.77 %
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.
anonymous
17
Higher proportion of men
Comment
50.44 %
vs
48 %
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.
Kevin Zheng
9
There are more skyscraper
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Because of the higher buildings
Mian Irfan
1
Population
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Conroy Hu
1
Very mulicultural
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Most international city in China
Philip Hsu
-1
Communist
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Mao rules!

Shanghai is better than Tokyo because...

Yes
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No

Top 20 Reasons for

Tokyo

Compared to Shanghai

anonymous
65
Significantly less rainy days in a year
Comment
114
vs
129
15 less rainy days in a year. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
53
Explicitly higher gross domestic product (GDP)
Comment
910.9 $ billion
vs
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.
anonymous
52
Vastly better globally connected
Comment
4.99
vs
2.73
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.
anonymous
52
Vastly more universities
Comment
185
vs
34
151 more universities. Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
42
Appreciably more international corporate headquarters
Comment
50
vs
6
44 more international corporate headquarters. The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2014.
anonymous
41
Substantially smaller humidity rate
Comment
61.9 %
vs
76.8 %
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.
anonymous
41
Substantially lower maximum income tax
Comment
40 %
vs
45 %
5 % lower maximum income tax. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
40
Significantly lower income inequalities
Comment
0.25
vs
0.44
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.
anonymous
36
Is/was a host city of the Olympics
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
35
Higher proportion of women
Comment
52 %
vs
49.56 %
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.
anonymous
35
Sizably lower VAT
Comment
5 %
vs
17 %
12 % lower VAT. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
34
Sizably more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
Comment
11
vs
8
3 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
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
29
Gambling is legal within the city
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
25
Is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
Sandra Ladenthin
5
It has lots of canals
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Canals in a city look nice, offer a place to relax and can be used for boating.
Julie Smith
1
Better facilities for the blind
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Subway stations and sidewalks have raised dots and lines on the ground guide blind people through intersections and subway platforms. Streetlights chime different themes when the signal turns green or red
Julie Smith
1
Much better food
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Tokyo has more michelin star restaurants than all European capitals combined
Julie Smith
1
More automated bike and car parking facilities
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Save spaces and congestion in the city
Julie Smith
1
Much more advanced public transport
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Tokyo has the most extensive urban railway network and the most used in the world with 40 million passengers in the metro area daily. There are 882 interconnected rail stations in the Tokyo Metropolis, 282 of which are Subway stations,

Tokyo is better than Shanghai because...

Yes
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No

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