81points

Chicago

93points

Moscow

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Chicago vs Moscow

Chicago
Moscow
Chicago
Moscow
81
points
93
points

Why is Chicago better than Moscow?

  • 11.06% lower population density
    4447 people/km²vs5000 people/km²
  • 7.6year younger population
    33.1 yearsvs40.7 years
  • 8% lower VAT
    10%vs18%
  • 0.32$ lower average price of a litre of milk
    0.78$vs1.1$
  • 156# ahead in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey
    43#vs199#
  • Is a Top 50 World Festival host
  • 40 more efficient traffic (IBM)
    25vs65

Why is Moscow better than Chicago?

  • 67.22$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    32.78$vs100$
  • 36 more universities
    60vs24
  • 9.9% lower unemployment rate
    0.4%vs10.3%
  • 8.96million more inhabitants
    11.8 millionvs2.84 million
  • 778.01$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    1000.36$vs1778.37$
  • 3 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
    3vs0
  • 130 more museums
    185vs55
  • Has a public health care

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

4447 people/km²

5000 people/km²

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, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

2.median age of population

33.1 years

40.7 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

3.population

2.84 million

11.8 million

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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

4.annual population growth

13%

2.5%

Population growth is the change in a population over time. The higher the growth the more dynamic society feels. Growth of population can be connected with economic, cultural and social development of the city, which attracts more and more people who want to live in it. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

5.ethnic groups

31

16

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

6.Facebook users

50.7%

16.8%

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, 2019.

Best

Accra

85.05%

Quality of living

1. cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center

1778.37$

1000.36$

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, 2019.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

2.has a public health care
Chicago
Moscow

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

3.number of universities

24

60

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

Best

Tokyo

185

4.gross domestic product (GDP)

532$ billion

286.6$ billion

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

5.VAT

10%

18%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

6.unemployment rate

10.3%

0.4%

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

Environment

1.average temperature

11.2°C

5.8°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

15.8°C

9.6°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
Chicago
Moscow

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

For example

Montpellier

4.has lake/s
Chicago
Moscow

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

5.average minimum temperature

6.7°C

2.1°C

It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Ulan Bator

-7.9°C

6.has river/s
Chicago
Moscow

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

Leisure

1.number of museums

55

185

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

Best

London

240

2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

0

3

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

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

5

3

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

4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Chicago
Moscow

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

5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Chicago
Moscow

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

6. higher number of top football clubs

2

5

Having a well-known football team playing in a country’s first division shows a big interest by the city in sport and attracts visitors to events such as big matches.

Best

Valletta

10.8

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

100$

32.78$

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$

2.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

2.5$

0.89$

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, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

3.a bike sharing system
Chicago
Moscow

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

4.number of airports

2

3

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.Commuter Pain Index

25

65

The Commuter Pain Index is comprised of 10 issues: 1) commuting time, 2) time stuck in traffic, agreement that: 3) price of gas is already too high, 4) traffic has gotten worse, 5) start-­‐stop traffic is a problem, 6) driving causes stress, 7) driving causes anger, 8) traffic affects work, 9) traffic so bad driving stopped, and 10) decided not to make trip due to traffic. Source: IBM, 2019.

Best

Montreal

21

General info

1. wider total surface of the city

606sq km

2511sq km

It can be nice to live in big cities, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.

Best

Dubai City

4114sq km

2. more sister cities

36

77

Sister cities or twin towns are a form of law agreement made between towns, cities or regions in politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. It might mean more possibilities outside your city, a greater multiculturalism and a wider range of options.

Best

London

104

3.number of billionaires

13

82

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2019.

Best

Moscow

82

4.level of corruption

7.1

2.4

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

Best

Wellington

9.5

5.Global Cities Index

3.66

2.7

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

6.number of corporate headquarters

2

6

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

Best

Tokyo

50

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