64points

Barcelona

85points

Madrid

Barcelona
Madrid
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Barcelona vs Madrid

Barcelona
Madrid
64
points
Barcelona
85
points
Madrid

How does Barcelona compare to Madrid?

  • 0.6°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    20°Cvs19.4°C
  • 0.5°C higher average temperature
    ?

    15.5°Cvs15°C
  • 5$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    54.29$vs59.29$
  • 10.37% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    10.63%vs21%
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 8 more universities
    ?

    23vs15
  • 1.32$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    851.53$vs852.85$
  • 0.3% higher proportion of women
    ?

    50.8%vs50.5%

How does Madrid compare to Barcelona?

  • 66.1% lower population density
    ?

    5390 people/km²vs15900 people/km²
  • 1.65million more inhabitants
    ?

    3.27 millionvs1.62 million
  • 63.46$ higher average salary
    ?

    1 596.22$vs1532.76$
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 145.5$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
    ?

    230$ billion vs84.5$ billion
  • 0.7$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    1.63$vs2.33$
  • 2 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    ?

    4vs2
  • 1.4°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    9.7°Cvs11.1°C

Demographics

1.population density

15900 people/km²

5390 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
2.population

1.62 million

3.27 million

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 centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.annual population growth rate

0.4%

1.1%

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, 2020.
4.female population

50.8%

50.5%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.
5.male population

49.2%

49.5%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.
6.international population

17.4%

17%

More people from abroad residing in the city provides a multicultural environment and may show how attractive it is for foreigners.

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

10.63%

21%

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
2.number of universities

23

15

Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center

851.53$

852.85$

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, 2020.
4.average salary

1 532.76$

1 596.22$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
5.has a public health care
Barcelona
Madrid
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.gross domestic product (GDP)

84.5$ billion

230$ billion

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the value and productivity of an economy. It measures the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. To reflect the differences in the cost of living and inflation rates, we show the GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP). Sources: Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

20°C

19.4°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
2.average temperature

15.5°C

15°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
3.has a seaside beach
Barcelona
Madrid
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.has lake/s
Barcelona
Madrid
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.has mountains nearby
Barcelona
Madrid
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.average minimum temperature

11.1°C

9.7°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

1.sports facilities (stadiums, arenas with 20,000+ seats)

2

4

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.
2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

1

1

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, 2020.
3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Barcelona
Madrid
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.soccer clubs in the top division

2

4

Having a well-known soccer team playing in a country's first division demonstrates the city's interest in sports and attracts visitors to matches.
5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Barcelona
Madrid
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Barcelona
Madrid
Source: Wikipedia, 2020

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

54.29$

59.29$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's public transport website, 2020.
2.has a bike-sharing system
Barcelona
Madrid
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.price of a single transportation ticket

2.33$

1.63$

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, 2020.
4.number of airports

2

3

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Barcelona
Madrid
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
2.number of billionaires

2

3

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.
3.Global Cities Index

2.59

2.8

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, 2020.
4.total surface

101.9 km²

606 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
5.number of international embassies

0

102

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.research institutions and think tanks

1

1

A think tank (or policy institute) is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology issues and in the creative and cultural field. The number of important think tanks can indicate innovativeness and competitiveness of a city. Source: Brookings, 2020.

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