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Tokyo vs New York

Top 27 Reasons for

Tokyo

Compared to New York

anonymous
71
Way less rainy days in a year
Comment
114
vs
121.9
7.90 less rainy days in a year. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
70
Distinctly higher average maximum temperature
Comment
19.9 °C
vs
17.1 °C
2.80 °C higher average maximum temperature. Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
65
Distinctly lower unemployment rate
Comment
4.6 %
vs
7.8 %
3.20 % lower unemployment rate. Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official stats, 2014.
anonymous
62
Significantly higher average temperature/warmer
Comment
16.4 °C
vs
12.7 °C
3.70 °C higher average temperature/warmer. Source: Wikipedia, 2014; WMO, 2014.
anonymous
57
Notably more universities
Comment
185
vs
18
167 more universities. Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
53
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
53
Has lake/s
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: Wikipedia, 2014; city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
50
Explicitly lower population density
Comment
6000 people/km²
vs
10518 people/km²
1.75x 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
48
Vastly lower level of corruption
Comment
8
vs
7.1
0.90 lower level of corruption. Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2014.
anonymous
46
Notably more inhabitants
Comment
13.18 million
vs
8.24 million
4.94 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
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
Significantly more international corporate headquarters
Comment
50
vs
18
32 more international corporate headquarters. The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 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
Explicitly smaller humidity rate
Comment
61.9 %
vs
68 %
6.10 % 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
43
Appreciably lower income inequalities
Comment
0.25
vs
0.47
0.22 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
Appreciably less people infected with HIV
Comment
0.1 %
vs
0.6 %
0.50 % 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
41
Notably more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
Comment
5
vs
3
2 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
39
Notably lower VAT
Comment
5 %
vs
10 %
5 % lower VAT. Source: Wikipedia, 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
Gambling is legal within the city
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
19
A tad higher proportion of men
Comment
48 %
vs
47.49 %
0.51 % 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.
Sandra Ladenthin
6
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
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Tokyo is better than New York because...

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Top 20 Reasons for

New York

Compared to Tokyo

anonymous
57
Measurably higher gross domestic product (GDP)
Comment
1280 $ billion
vs
910.9 $ billion
369.10 $ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP). The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2014.
anonymous
56
Has smoking ban in public places
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Source: city's official website, 2014.
anonymous
54
Appreciably better globally connected
Comment
6.35
vs
4.99
1.36 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
49
Distinctly younger population
Comment
35.5 years
vs
44.7 years
9.20 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
A shade cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
Comment
4.07 $
vs
4.08 $
0.01 $ 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
39
Considerably more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
Comment
39
vs
11
28 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
Distinctly more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
Comment
1
vs
0
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
A bit higher proportion of women
Comment
52.51 %
vs
52 %
0.51 % 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
36
Appreciably faster population growth
Comment
0.9 %
vs
0.77 %
0.13 % 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
32
Explicitly 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
Notably lower average minimum temperature
Comment
8.8 °C
vs
12.9 °C
4.10 °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
26
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.
Sandra Ladenthin
12
There are more skyscraper
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Because of the higher buildings
Anna Maria Priolo
6
Subway operates 7 days a week, 24 hours per day
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Makes it a lot easier and cheaper to get around!
Arié Moyal
1
Better public transit
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The subway is open 24 hours and reaches a lot more of the city
Aftab Solangi
1
Less desert
Comment
Yes
vs
No
There is less desert and dirt in the city
Luke Ferraro
1
There are more restaurants
Comment
Yes
vs
No
This is better as having more restaurants gives a larger and vast variety of food selections
Arié Moyal
1
Flatter
Comment
Yes
vs
No
It's easier to walk as there are a lot less hills to climb
Luke Peets
1
Money
Comment
Yes
vs
No
2nd largest GDP for a city on Earth, behind Tokyo.
Aftab Solangi
1
Better clean water supply system
Comment
Yes
vs
No
New York City's water supply system is one of the most extensive municipal water systems in the world.

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