71points

Boston

78points

San Francisco

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44 facts in comparison

Boston vs San Francisco

Boston
San Francisco
71
points
Boston
78
points
San Francisco

How does Boston compare to San Francisco?

  • 25.83% lower population density
    ?

    4920 people/km²vs6633 people/km²
  • 8$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    65$vs73$
  • 0.7% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    7.1%vs7.8%
  • 768.54$ higher average salary
    ?

    5 586$vs4817.46$
  • A bike sharing system
    ?
  • 1.4 years younger population
    ?

    37.1 yearsvs38.5 years
  • 2 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    3vs1
  • 3.7°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    7°Cvs10.7°C

How does San Francisco compare to Boston?

  • 3.4°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    18.4°Cvs15°C
  • 3.57°C higher average temperature
    ?

    14.57°Cvs11°C
  • 20 more universities
    ?

    25vs5
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 0.18million more inhabitants
    ?

    0.8 millionvs0.62 million
  • 12.31$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    326$ billion vs313.69$ billion
  • Has mountains nearby
    ?
  • 35 more museums
    ?

    48vs13

Demographics

1.population density
?

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but this becomes an issue if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

4920 people/km²

6633 people/km²

2.median age of population
?

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

37.1 years

38.5 years

3.population
?

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Mumbai

24.4 million

0.62 million

0.8 million

4.annual population growth rate
?

The average population growth rate reflects the annual increase or decrease in population. Currently, the world’s population is growing at a rate of approximately 1.07% per year. The higher the growth, the more dynamic society feels. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

0.9%

0.9%

5.female population
?

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

50.8%

49.3%

6.male population
?

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

Best

Doha

67%

49.2%

50.73%

Quality of living

1.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.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Boston
San Francisco
2.unemployment rate
?

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

7.1%

7.8%

3.average salary
?

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

Best

Zurich

5 827.24$

5 586$

4 817.46$

4.number of universities
?

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

Best

Tokyo

185

5

25

5.gross domestic product (GDP)
?

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

313.69$ billion

326$ billion

6.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, 2019.

Best

Agra

1.89$

4.07$

4.07$

Environment

1.average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

11°C

14.57°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

15°C

18.4°C

3.has a seaside beach
?

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

Boston
San Francisco
4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Boston
San Francisco
5.has lake/s
?

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

Boston
San Francisco
6.has mountains nearby
?

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.

Boston
San Francisco

Leisure

1.number of museums
?

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

Best

London

240

13

48

2.number of theaters
?

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

Best

Berlin

140

7

62

3.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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

0

0

4.sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
?

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

3

1

5.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
?

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

For example

Luang Prabang

Boston
San Francisco
6.is/was a host city of the CSD
?

Christopher Street Day is an annual European LGBT celebration and demonstration held in various cities across Europe for the rights of LGBT people, and against discrimination and exclusion. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Dresden

Boston
San Francisco

Transportation

1.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, 2019; city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Baghdad

0$

65$

73$

2.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.

Boston
San Francisco
3.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, 2019.

Best

London

5

5

2

4.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, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

28 minutes

34 minutes

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.

For example

Nagoya

Boston
San Francisco
2.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

7.1

7.1

3.Global Cities Index
?

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

2.94

2.89

4.number of corporate headquarters
?

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

Best

Tokyo

50

1

2

5.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, 2019.

Best

Moscow

112

0

0

6.has a stock exchange
?

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

Boston
San Francisco

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