85points

Chicago

80points

Houston

Chicago
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43 facts in comparison

Chicago vs Houston

Chicago
Houston

How does Chicago compare to Houston?

  • 0.75million more inhabitants
    ?

    2.84 millionvs2.09 million
  • 191$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
    ?

    532$ billion vs341$ billion
  • 4 years younger population
    ?

    33.1 yearsvs37.1 years
  • 2 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    ?

    5vs3
  • 8.9°C lower average minimum temperature
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    6.7°Cvs15.6°C
  • 10.9% higher population growth rate
    ?

    13%vs2.1%
  • 0.7% higher proportion of women
    ?

    51.5%vs50.8%
  • 1 more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
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    13vs12

How does Houston compare to Chicago?

  • 10.7°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    26.5°Cvs15.8°C
  • 9.9°C higher average temperature
    ?

    21.1°Cvs11.2°C
  • 53.62$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    46.38$vs100$
  • 66.04% lower population density
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    1510 people/km²vs4447 people/km²
  • 4.7% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    5.6%vs10.3%
  • Has a seaside beach
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  • 493.08$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 285.29$vs1778.37$
  • 77.74$ higher average salary
    ?

    3 798.79$vs3721.05$

Demographics

1.population density

4447 people/km²

1510 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

2.84 million

2.09 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.median age of population

33.1 years

37.1 years

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.annual population growth rate

13%

2.1%

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.
5.female population

51.5%

50.8%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.
6.male population

48.5%

49.2%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

10.3%

5.6%

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
2.cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center

1 778.37$

1 285.29$

The average price of a single-bedroom apartment located in the city center shows how much of your salary would be allocated in rent expenses, and is an indicator of the cost of living of the city. Source: numbeo.com, 2020.
3.average salary

3 721.05$

3 798.79$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
4.has public health care
Chicago
Houston
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.gross domestic product (GDP)

532$ billion

341$ 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.
6.Big Mac Index

4.07$

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, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

15.8°C

26.5°C

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

11.2°C

21.1°C

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

6.7°C

15.6°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

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

5

3

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

0

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, 2020.
3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Chicago
Houston
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.Is a Top 50 World Festival host
Chicago
Houston
Every year the city is host to a festival included in the list of the top 50 World Festivals. A well-known festival shows a better cultural and entertainment agenda and attracts a bigger number of tourists. Source: Escapenormal.com, 2020.
5.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Chicago
Houston
Source: Wikipedia, 2020
6.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Chicago
Houston
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

100$

46.38$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's public transport website, 2020.
2.has a bike-sharing system
Chicago
Houston
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.
3.price of a single transportation ticket

2.5$

1.27$

A cheaper single ticket will allow you to move through the city for less money. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, it will help your economy. Source: Official city's public transport website, 2020.
4.number of airports

2

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
Chicago
Houston
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

13

12

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.
3.has a stock exchange
Chicago
Houston
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.is a capital city
Chicago
Houston
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.Gambling is legal within the city
Chicago
Houston
Source: city's official website, 2020.

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