61points

Abidjan

79points

Brussels

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Abidjan vs Brussels

Abidjan
Brussels
Abidjan
Brussels
61
points
79
points

Why is Abidjan better than Brussels?

  • 75.41% lower population density
    1727.55 people/km²vs7025 people/km²
  • Has a seaside beach
  • 5% lower unemployment rate
    13%vs18%
  • 18year younger population
    19.8 yearsvs37.8 years
  • 4.7% smaller humidity rate
    75.3%vs80%
  • 3% lower VAT
    18%vs21%
  • 14% lower maximum income tax
    36%vs50%
  • 23% lower minimum income tax
    2%vs25%

Why is Brussels better than Abidjan?

  • 4 more universities
    15vs11
  • Has lake/s
  • Has mountains nearby
  • 3 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
    3vs0
  • A bike sharing system
  • 78 more museums
    89vs11
  • 0.14 lower income inequalities
    0.28vs0.42
  • 16.45°C lower average minimum temperature
    6.8°Cvs23.25°C

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

1727.55 people/km²

7025 people/km²

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, 2019.

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8.03 people/km²

2.median age of population

19.8 years

37.8 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

3.population

3.6 million

1.18 million

Populous cities usually offer better employment opportunities and many entertainment options. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

4.annual population growth

3.4%

8.3%

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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
Abidjan
Brussels

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

2.income inequalities

0.42

0.28

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, 2019.

Best

Beijing

0.22

3.number of universities

11

15

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

185

4.VAT

18%

21%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

5.unemployment rate

13%

18%

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Port Louis

0%

6.maximum income tax

36%

50%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nashville

0%

Environment

1.average temperature

26.6°C

10.7°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

30.17°C

14.5°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
Abidjan
Brussels

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

4.humidity rate

75.3%

80%

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, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Riyadh

28%

5.has smoking ban in public places
Abidjan
Brussels

Source: city's official website, 2019.

6.has mountains nearby
Abidjan
Brussels

There are mountains at a distance of maximum 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the city. Mountains are considered to have an elevation of at least 1,000 m (3,300 ft). Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

0

3

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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

2.number of museums

11

89

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Best

London

240

3.sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)

3

2

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2019.

Best

London

13

4.is/was a host city of the CSD
Abidjan
Brussels

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, 2019.

Transportation

1.a bike sharing system
Abidjan
Brussels

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

2.number of airports

1

2

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

London

5

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Abidjan
Brussels

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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

2.number of international embassies

41

200

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2019.

Best

Brussels

200

3.number of billionaires

0

0

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2019.

Best

Moscow

82

4.level of corruption

2.2

7.5

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

Best

Wellington

9.5

5.has a stock exchange
Abidjan
Brussels

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

6.is a capital city
Abidjan
Brussels

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, 2019.

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