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Boston review: 52 facts and highlights

Boston
Boston
69
points

Why is Boston better than the average?

  • Unemployment rate
    7.1%vs10.24%
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
    313.69$ billion vs99.18$ billion
  • Sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    3vs1.59
  • Average salary
    5586$vs1718.08$
  • Average minimum temperature
    7°Cvs13.23°C
  • Number of airports
    5vs1.23
  • Maximum income tax
    30.3%vs32%
  • Level of corruption
    7.1vs5.12

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

4920 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, 2019.

Best

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8.03 people/km²

2.median age of population

37.1 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

3.population

0.62 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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

4.annual population growth

0.9%

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%

5.female population

50.8%

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

6.male population

49.2%

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

Best

Doha

67%

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
Boston

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

For example

Nagoya

2.number of universities

5

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

Best

Tokyo

185

3.gross domestic product (GDP)

313.69$ billion

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

4.unemployment rate

7.1%

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

5.Big Mac Index

4.07$

The Big Mac Index is published by The Economist as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies. The Big Mac PPP exchange rate between two countries is obtained by dividing the price of a Big Mac in one country (in its currency) by the price of a Big Mac in another country (in its currency). Source: Economist, 2019.

Best

Agra

1.89$

6.average salary

5586$

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

Best

Zurich

5827.24$

Environment

1.average temperature

11°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

15°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
Boston

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

For example

Montpellier

4.has smoking ban in public places
Boston

Source: city's official website, 2019.

For example

Ubud

5.has mountains nearby
Boston

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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

For example

Kyoto

6.has lake/s
Boston

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

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

0

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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

2.number of cinemas

7

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

Best

Berlin

300

3.number of museums

13

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

Best

London

240

4.number of theaters

7

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

Best

Berlin

140

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

3

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

6.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Boston

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Luang Prabang

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

65$

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$

2.a bike sharing system
Boston

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

3.number of airports

5

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

4.average commuting time

28 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, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

5.total length of bike paths

12km

More bike paths gives more opportunities for cyclist, makes a city more eco friendly and helps to reduce traffic jams. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Munich

1200km

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Boston

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.

For example

Nagoya

2.number of international embassies

37

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2019.

Best

Brussels

200

3.Global Cities Index

2.94

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

4.level of corruption

7.1

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

5.has a stock exchange
Boston

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

6.number of corporate headquarters

1

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

Best

Tokyo

50

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