BostonSan Diego
Top 33%1,020 points
Top 33%
Top 27%1,111 points
Top 27%
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Top 100%
1,496 cities
0 million - 1.92 million
NaN% of all citiesYes
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population
population density
average temperature
gross domestic product (GDP)
rainy days
0.62
million
1.3
million
Shanghai
23 million
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Boston vs San Diego: 37 facts in comparison

1. average maximum temperature

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
15°C
Mecca: 38.1°C
21°C
179
0

2. rainy days

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
126
大阪市: 1
42
167
0

3. number of universities

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
5
Tokyo: 185
19
158
0

4. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
11°C
Mecca: 31.3°C
22.5°C
157
0

5. has a seaside beach

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
44% have it
144
0

6. 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, 2017.
4920 people/km²
Rovaniemi: 8.03 people/km²
1545 people/km²
138
0

7. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
7.1%
порт-Луї: 0%
7%
135
0

8. population

Cities with bigger population usually offer better employment and entertainment opportunities. Big cities attract business, are trade and cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
0.62 million
Shanghai: 23 million
1.3 million
129
0

9. cost of the monthly public transport ticket

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's public transport website, 2017.
65$
Phuket city: 1$
73$
124
0

10. gross domestic product (GDP)

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
313.69$ billion
New York: 1280$ billion
146$ billion
118
0

11. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
56% have it
113
0

12. median age of population

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
37.1 years
Ніамей: 15.2 years
32 years
112
0

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

With more large sport facilities (20,000 seats +), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2017.
3
London: 13
3
109
0

14. 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, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
27% have it
108
0

15. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
13
London: 240
24
104
0

16. has mountains nearby

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
51% have it
102
0

17. Big Mac Index

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, 2017.
4.07$
Calcutta: 1.89$
4.07$
99
0

18. 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, 2017.
0
Kyoto: 17
0
95
0

19. average minimum temperature

It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
7°C
乌兰巴托: -7.01°C
24°C
85
0

20. Didn't have a major natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, flood) during last 100 years

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
29% have it
77
0

21. 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, 2017.
5
London: 5
2
76
0

22. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
53% have it
74
0

23. 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, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
81% have it
70
0

24. level of corruption

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2017.
7.1
Auckland: 9.5
7.1
68
0

25. female population

There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
50.8%
Riga: 55.6%
49.8%
68
0

26. male population

There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
49.2%
Doha: 67%
50.2%
68
0

27. number of international embassies

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2017.
37
Brussels: 200
0
64
0

28. Facebook users

The percentage of Facebook users among a whole city population indicates how familiar are city’s inhabitants with web 2.0 and shows how popular the social media are. Source: Socialbakers, 2017.
50.1%
Accra: 85.05%
50.1%
61
0

29. number of corporate headquarters

The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2017.
1
Tokyo: 50
0
56
0

30. number of cinemas

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
7
Moscow: 132
20
53
0

31. 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, 2017.
0
Moscow: 112
0
52
0

32. Gambling is legal within the city

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
68% have it
47
0

33. has river/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
73% have it
45
0

34. has a stock exchange

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
67% have it
43
1

35. 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, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
28 minutes
盧森堡: 17 minutes
25 minutes
20
0

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