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Atlanta vs Chicago

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Why is Atlanta better than Chicago?

  • 7.1°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    22.9°Cvs15.8°C
  • 6.5°C higher average temperature
    ?

    17.7°Cvs11.2°C
  • 5$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    95$vs100$
  • 72.34% lower population density
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    1230 people/km²vs4447 people/km²
  • 0.7% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    9.6%vs10.3%
  • 428.5$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1349.87$vs1778.37$
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 1 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
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    6vs5

Why is Chicago better than Atlanta?

  • 20 more universities
    ?

    24vs4
  • 2.38million more inhabitants
    ?

    2.84 millionvs0.46 million
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 228$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    532$ billion vs304$ billion
  • 19.71$ higher average salary
    ?

    3721.05$vs3701.34$
  • 5.8°C lower average minimum temperature
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    6.7°Cvs12.5°C
  • 10 more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
    ?

    13vs3
  • 1 more airports
    ?

    2vs1

Demographics

1.population density
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Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but this becomes an issue if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

1230 people/km²

4447 people/km²

2.median age of population
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Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

33.1 years

33.1 years

3.population
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Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

0.46 million

2.84 million

4.annual population growth rate
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The average population growth rate reflects the annual increase or decrease in population. Currently, the world’s population is growing at a rate of approximately 1.07% per year. The higher the growth, the more dynamic society feels. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

3%

13%

5.female population
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The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

Best

Riga

55.6%

50.2%

51.5%

6.male population
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The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

Best

Doha

67%

49.8%

48.5%

Quality of living

1. cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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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, 2019.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

1349.87$

1778.37$

2.VAT
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The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

10%

10%

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

9.6%

10.3%

4.gross domestic product (GDP)
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The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

304$ billion

532$ billion

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

Best

Tokyo

185

4

24

6.average salary
?

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

Best

Zurich

5827.24$

3701.34$

3721.05$

Environment

1.average temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

17.7°C

11.2°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

22.9°C

15.8°C

3.has a seaside beach
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

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Chicago
4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Atlanta
Chicago
5.has lake/s
?

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

Atlanta
Chicago
6.has mountains nearby
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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.

Atlanta
Chicago

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
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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

0

0

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

6

5

3.is/was a host city of the Olympics
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Atlanta
Chicago
4.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019

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Chicago
5.Is a Top 50 World Festival host
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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, 2019.

Atlanta
Chicago
6.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
?

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

For example

New York

Atlanta
Chicago

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket
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Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Baghdad

0$

95$

100$

2.Price of a 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, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

2.5$

2.5$

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

Atlanta
Chicago
4.number of airports
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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

1

2

5.average commuting time
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Cities with shorter average commuting time have usually better organized public transportation system which allows citizens to waste less time in a traffic. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

28.5 minutes

33.2 minutes

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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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.

For example

Nagoya

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

Best

Moscow

82

3

13

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

7.1

7.1

4.Global Cities Index
?

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, 2019.

Best

New York

6.35

2.06

3.66

5.number of corporate headquarters
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The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

50

4

2

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

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