70points

Cairo

86points

Istanbul

Cairo
Istanbul
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Cairo vs Istanbul

Cairo
Istanbul
70
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Cairo
86
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Istanbul

How does Cairo compare to Istanbul?

  • 8.1°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    27.8°Cvs19.7°C
  • 5.7°C higher average temperature
    ?

    21.8°Cvs16.1°C
  • 3.5% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    12%vs15.5%
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 8% lower VAT
    ?

    10%vs18%
  • 1 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
    ?

    2vs1
  • 1.41$ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
    ?

    2.36$vs3.77$
  • 15% lower maximum income tax
    ?

    20%vs35%

How does Istanbul compare to Cairo?

  • 84.51% lower population density
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    2662 people/km²vs17190 people/km²
  • 19 more universities
    ?

    38vs19
  • 5.7million more inhabitants
    ?

    14.8 millionvs9.1 million
  • 131.94$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
    ?

    182$ billion vs50.06$ billion
  • Has a bike-sharing system
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  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 2 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    5vs3
  • 3.2°C lower average minimum temperature
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    12.6°Cvs15.8°C

Demographics

1.population density

17190 people/km²

2662 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
2.population

9.1 million

14.8 million

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 centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.annual population growth rate

1.6%

1.68%

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, 2020.

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

12%

15.5%

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

19

38

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
Cairo
Istanbul
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.gross domestic product (GDP)

50.06$ billion

182$ billion

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the value and productivity of an economy. It measures the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. To reflect the differences in the cost of living and inflation rates, we show the GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP). Sources: Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook, 2020.
5.VAT

10%

18%

The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.Big Mac Index

2.36$

3.77$

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, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

27.8°C

19.7°C

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

21.8°C

16.1°C

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

15.8°C

12.6°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

1.sports facilities (stadiums, arenas with 20,000+ seats)

3

5

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.
2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

2

1

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, 2020.
3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Cairo
Istanbul
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Cairo
Istanbul
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.is/was a host city of the CSD
Cairo
Istanbul
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, 2020.

Transportation

1.has a bike-sharing system
Cairo
Istanbul
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
2.number of airports

1

2

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
Cairo
Istanbul
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

6

34

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.
3.Global Cities Index

1.49

2.1

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, 2020.
4.research institutions and think tanks

3

3

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

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