94points

Beijing

68points

Guangzhou

Beijing
Comparison winner
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36 facts in comparison

Beijing vs Guangzhou

Beijing
Guangzhou
94
points
Beijing
68
points
Guangzhou

How does Beijing compare to Guangzhou?

  • 23.89% lower population density
    ?

    1300 people/km²vs1708 people/km²
  • 1.03% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    1.39%vs2.42%
  • 8.72million more inhabitants
    ?

    21.5 millionvs12.78 million
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 2 more museums
    ?

    23vs21
  • 2 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    8vs6
  • 11.7°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    7.2°Cvs18.9°C
  • Has smoking ban in public places
    ?

How does Guangzhou compare to Beijing?

  • 8.4°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    26.3°Cvs17.9°C
  • 10.05°C higher average temperature
    ?

    22.6°Cvs12.55°C
  • 11 more universities
    ?

    82vs71
  • 173$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
    ?

    347$ billion vs174$ billion
  • 11.1% higher population growth rate
    ?

    14.8%vs3.7%
  • 7.6minute shorter average commuting time
    ?

    36 minutesvs43.6 minutes
  • 5.8% bigger annual income growth
    ?

    12%vs6.2%

Demographics

1.population density
?

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, 2020.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

1300 people/km²

1708 people/km²

2.population
?

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.

Best

Mumbai

24.4 million

21.5 million

12.78 million

3.annual population growth rate
?

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.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

3.7%

14.8%

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
?

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.

Beijing
Guangzhou
2.gross domestic product (GDP)
?

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.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

174$ billion

347$ billion

3.unemployment rate
?

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

1.39%

2.42%

4.VAT
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The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Nassau

0%

17%

17%

5.number of universities
?

Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Tokyo

185

71

82

6.maximum income tax
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Nashville

0%

45%

45%

Environment

1.average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Mecca

32°C

12.55°C

22.6°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

17.9°C

26.3°C

3.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, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Riyadh

28%

56.8%

77.5%

4.has a seaside beach
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Beijing
Guangzhou
5.has mountains nearby
?

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.

Beijing
Guangzhou
6.has lake/s
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Beijing
Guangzhou

Leisure

1.number of museums
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Best

London

240

23

21

2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
?

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.

Best

Kyoto

17

3

0

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

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

Best

London

13

8

6

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

Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

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

Source: Wikipedia, 2020

For example

Toulouse

Beijing
Guangzhou

Transportation

1.a bike sharing system
?

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Beijing
Guangzhou
2.number of airports
?

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

Best

London

5

1

1

3.average commuting time
?

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, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

43.6 minutes

36 minutes

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
?

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.

Beijing
Guangzhou
2.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, 2020.

Best

New York

6.35

3.05

0.82

3.research institutions and think tanks
?

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.

Best

Moscow

112

9

0

4.number of billionaires
?

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

Best

New York

103

14

4

5.is a capital city
?

National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Beijing
Guangzhou
6.foreign direct investment (FDI)
?

The presence of foreign direct investments (FDI) in a city shows its attractivity for international business. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Sydney

492.6$ billion

116$ billion

3.62$ billion

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