90points

Beijing

86points

Hong Kong

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Beijing vs Hong Kong

Beijing
Hong Kong
Beijing
Hong Kong
90
points
Beijing
86
points
Hong Kong

Why is Beijing better than Hong Kong?

  • 81.48% lower population density
    ?

    1200 people/km²vs6480 people/km²
  • 28.38$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    29.49$vs57.87$
  • 55 more universities
    ?

    71vs16
  • 1.81% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    1.39%vs3.2%
  • 12.53million more inhabitants
    ?

    19.61 millionvs7.078 million
  • 1213.19$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    984.82$vs2198.01$
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 4 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    8vs4

Why is Hong Kong better than Beijing?

  • 7.7°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    25.6°Cvs17.9°C
  • 10.69°C higher average temperature
    ?

    23.24°Cvs12.55°C
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 177.12$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    351.12$ billion vs174$ billion
  • 1467.76$ higher average salary
    ?

    2716.32$vs1248.56$
  • 28 more museums
    ?

    51vs23
  • 24 more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
    ?

    38vs14
  • 0.33$ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
    ?

    1.94$vs2.27$

Demographics

1. lower population density
?

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.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

1200 people/km²

6480 people/km²

2. more inhabitants
?

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

19.61 million

7.08 million

3. faster population growth
?

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%

3.7%

0.76%

4. higher proportion of women
?

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

49.56%

53.2%

5. more ethnic groups
?

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

10

11

6. higher proportion of men
?

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

Best

Doha

67%

50.44%

46.8%

Quality of living

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

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$

984.82$

2198.01$

2.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, 2019.

Beijing
Hong Kong
3. lower income inequalities
?

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

0.22

0.43

4. higher gross domestic product (GDP)
?

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

174$ billion

351.12$ billion

5. more universities
?

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

Best

Tokyo

185

71

16

6. lower unemployment rate
?

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

1.39%

3.2%

Environment

1. higher average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

12.55°C

23.24°C

2. higher average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

17.9°C

25.6°C

3. smaller 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, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Riyadh

28%

56.8%

78%

4.has a seaside beach
?

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

Beijing
Hong Kong
5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Beijing
Hong Kong
6.has lake/s
?

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

Beijing
Hong Kong

Leisure

1. more museums
?

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

Best

London

240

23

51

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

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

8

4

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

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Beijing
Hong Kong
4.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

For example

Cancun

Beijing
Hong Kong

Transportation

1. cheaper monthly public transport ticket
?

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$

29.49$

57.87$

2. lower cost of one 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$

0.52$

1.29$

3.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, 2019.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Beijing
Hong Kong
4. more airports
?

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

1

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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Beijing
Hong Kong
2. more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
?

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

Best

Moscow

82

14

38

3. lower level of corruption
?

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

3.6

8.4

4. better globally connected
?

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

3.05

4.56

5. more international corporate headquarters
?

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

Best

Tokyo

50

44

4

6. more prestigious 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, 2019.

Best

Moscow

112

9

1

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