85points

Chicago

82points

Toronto

Chicago
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49 facts in comparison

Chicago vs Toronto

Chicago
Toronto

How does Chicago compare to Toronto?

  • 3.9°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    15.8°Cvs11.9°C
  • 2.1°C higher average temperature
    ?

    11.2°Cvs9.1°C
  • 5.01$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    100$vs105.01$
  • 1 146.13$ higher average salary
    ?

    3 721.05$vs2574.92$
  • 346.1$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    532$ billion vs185.9$ billion
  • 3.8 years younger population
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    33.1 yearsvs36.9 years
  • 2 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    5vs3
  • 3% lower VAT
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    10%vs13%

How does Toronto compare to Chicago?

  • 2.54% lower population density
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    4334 people/km²vs4447 people/km²
  • 4% lower unemployment rate
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    6.3%vs10.3%
  • 2.56million more inhabitants
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    5.4 millionvs2.84 million
  • 579.27$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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    1 199.10$vs1778.37$
  • Has public health care
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  • 0.05$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    2.45$vs2.5$
  • 0.5°C lower average minimum temperature
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    6.2°Cvs6.7°C
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
    ?

Demographics

1.population density

4447 people/km²

4334 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

5.4 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

36.9 years

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

51.5%

52%

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

48.5%

48%

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

21.7%

49.9%

More people from abroad residing in the city provides a multicultural environment and may show how attractive it is for foreigners.

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

10.3%

6.3%

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$

1 199.10$

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$

2 574.92$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
4.has public health care
Chicago
Toronto
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

185.9$ 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.VAT

10%

13%

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

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

15.8°C

11.9°C

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

11.2°C

9.1°C

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

6.2°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.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Chicago
Toronto
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.soccer clubs in the top division

2

1

Having a well-known soccer team playing in a country's first division demonstrates the city's interest in sports and attracts visitors to matches.
4.Is a Top 50 World Festival host
Chicago
Toronto
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
Toronto
Source: Wikipedia, 2020
6.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Chicago
Toronto
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

100$

105.01$

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
Toronto
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$

2.45$

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.
5.Commuter Pain Index

25

27

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, 2020.

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Chicago
Toronto
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

27

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

3.66

2.92

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.total surface

606 km²

630 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
5.has a stock exchange
Chicago
Toronto
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.number of sister cities

36

11

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.

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