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Beijing review: 52 facts and highlights

Beijing
Beijing

Why is Beijing better than the average?

  • Population density
    1200 people/km²vs3894.7 people/km²
  • Number of universities
    71vs9.78
  • Cost of the monthly public transport ticket
    29.49$vs49.05$
  • Unemployment rate
    1.39%vs10.24%
  • Population
    19.61 millionvs1.53 million
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
    174$ billion vs99.18$ billion
  • Sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    8vs1.59
  • UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
    3vs0.54

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Demographics

1.population density

1200 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, 2018.

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8.03 people/km²

2.population

19.61 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, 2018.

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Shanghai

23 million

3.annual population growth

3.7%

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, 2018.

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Shanghai

22.15%

4.female population

49.56%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; UNData, 2018.

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55.6%

5.male population

50.44%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; UNData, 2018.

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67%

6.ethnic groups

10

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.

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56

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Quality of living

1.has a public health care
Beijing

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2018.

2. cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center

984.82$

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, 2018.

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Thimphu

92.5$

3.income inequalities

0.22

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, 2018.

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Beijing

0.22

4.number of universities

71

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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Tokyo

185

5.gross domestic product (GDP)

174$ billion

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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1280$ billion

6.VAT

17%

Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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Nassau

0%

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Environment

1.average temperature

12.55°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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32°C

2.humidity rate

56.8%

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, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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28%

3.average maximum temperature

17.9°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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Mecca

38.2°C

4.has a seaside beach
Beijing

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Montpellier

5.has smoking ban in public places
Beijing

Source: city's official website, 2018.

6.has lake/s
Beijing

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

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, 2018.

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Kyoto

17

2.number of museums

23

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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London

240

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

8

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2018.

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London

13

4.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Beijing

Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

5.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Beijing

Source: Wikipedia, 2018

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Transportation

1.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

0.52$

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, 2018.

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Colombo

0.1$

2.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

29.49$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's public transport website, 2018.

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Baghdad

0$

3.a bike sharing system
Beijing

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

For example

Kyoto

4.number of airports

1

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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London

5

5.average commuting time

43.6 minutes

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, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.

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Luxembourg

17 minutes

6.Commuter Pain Index

95

The Commuter Pain Index is comprised of 10 issues: 1) commuting time, 2) time stuck in traffic, agreement that: 3) price of gas is already too high, 4) traffic has gotten worse, 5) start-­‐stop traffic is a problem, 6) driving causes stress, 7) driving causes anger, 8) traffic affects work, 9) traffic so bad driving stopped, and 10) decided not to make trip due to traffic. Source: IBM, 2018.

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Montreal

21

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General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Beijing

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, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

2.number of international embassies

132

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2018.

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Brussels

200

3.number of billionaires

14

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2018.

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Moscow

82

4.Global Cities Index

3.05

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, 2018.

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New York

6.35

5.level of corruption

3.6

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2018.

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Wellington

9.5

6.is a capital city
Beijing

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, 2018.

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