64points

Beirut

52points

Damascus

Beirut
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22 facts in comparison

Beirut vs Damascus

Beirut
Damascus
64
points
Beirut
52
points
Damascus

How does Beirut compare to Damascus?

  • 3.15°C higher average temperature
    ?

    20.7°Cvs17.55°C
  • 10% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    10%vs20%
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 10 more universities
    ?

    17vs7
  • Has mountains nearby
    ?
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
    ?
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
    ?
  • 3 more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
    ?

    3vs0

How does Damascus compare to Beirut?

  • 0.4°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    24.6°Cvs24.2°C
  • 6.7°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    10.5°Cvs17.2°C
  • 5% lower maximum income tax
    ?

    15%vs20%
  • Has river/s
    ?
  • 7 more embassies
    ?

    69vs62
  • 530.98k higher median household income
    ?

    532kvs1.02k

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

10%

20%

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

17

7

Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.has a public health care
Beirut
Damascus
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.maximum income tax

20%

15%

Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.minimum income tax

2%

5%

Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.median household income

1.02k

532k

Source: UN HABITAT, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

24.2°C

24.6°C

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

20.7°C

17.55°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
3.has a seaside beach
Beirut
Damascus
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.has lake/s
Beirut
Damascus
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.has mountains nearby
Beirut
Damascus
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

17.2°C

10.5°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Transportation

1.number of airports

1

1

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
Beirut
Damascus
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

3

0

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

62

69

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

3

0

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.
5.has a stock exchange
Beirut
Damascus
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.is a capital city
Beirut
Damascus
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

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