BostonSan Diego
Top 47%1,232 points
Top 47%
Top 39%1,405 points
Top 39%
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Key facts and figures

Boston vs San Diego: 43 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: 38.2°C
22.2°C

2. 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

3. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
11°C
Mecca: 32°C
18.8°C

4. has a seaside beach

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

5. 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

6. unemployment rate

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

7. population

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, 2017.
0.62 million
Shanghai: 23 million
1.39 million

8. 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$
Baghdad: 0$
72$

9. 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

10. 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
Niamey: 15.2 years
32 years

11. 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

12. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
58% have it

13. number of museums

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

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
32% have it

15. has mountains nearby

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
52% have it

16. 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

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$
Agra: 1.89$
4.07$

18. 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, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
49% have it

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
Ulan Bator: -7.9°C
15.4°C

20. 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

21. average salary

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
5586$
Zurich: 5827.24$
3893.89$

22. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Boston
San Diego
55% have it

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
79% have it

24. female population

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; UNData, 2017.
50.8%
Riga: 55.6%
49.8%

25. level of corruption

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