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76points

Toronto

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Chicago vs Toronto

Chicago
Toronto
79
points
Chicago
76
points
Toronto

Why is Chicago better than Toronto?

  • 3.9°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    15.8°Cvs11.9°C
  • 2.1°C higher average temperature
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    11.2°Cvs9.1°C
  • 5.01$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    100$vs105.01$
  • 0.22million more inhabitants
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    2.84 millionvs2.615 million
  • 262$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    532$ billion vs270$ billion
  • 1146.13$ higher average salary
    ?

    3721.05$vs2574.92$
  • 3.8 years younger population
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    33.1 yearsvs36.9 years
  • 2 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
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    5vs3

Why is Toronto better than Chicago?

  • 6.68% lower population density
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    4150 people/km²vs4447 people/km²
  • 0.4% lower unemployment rate
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    9.9%vs10.3%
  • 579.27$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1199.1$vs1778.37$
  • Has a public health care
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  • Has smoking ban in public places
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  • 0.5°C lower average minimum temperature
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    6.2°Cvs6.7°C
  • 0.09$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    2.41$vs2.5$
  • 1.6 lower level of corruption
    ?

    8.7vs7.1

Demographics

1.population density
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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

4447 people/km²

4150 people/km²

2.median age of population
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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

33.1 years

36.9 years

3.population
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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

Shanghai

23 million

2.84 million

2.62 million

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

51.5%

52%

5.ethnic groups
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Ethnic groups contribute to the development of a multi-cultural and diverse society. The count represents only the large ethnic groups, comprising more than 0.5% of the population. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

31

10

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

Best

Doha

67%

48.5%

48%

Quality of living

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

1778.37$

1199.1$

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

Chicago
Toronto
3.VAT
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The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

10%

13%

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

10.3%

9.9%

5.gross domestic product (GDP)
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The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

532$ billion

270$ billion

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

Best

Zurich

5827.24$

3721.05$

2574.92$

Environment

1.average temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

11.2°C

9.1°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

15.8°C

11.9°C

3.has a seaside beach
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Chicago
Toronto
4.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2019.

Chicago
Toronto
5.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Chicago
Toronto
6.has mountains nearby
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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.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Chicago
Toronto

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
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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

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

5

3

3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
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Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Luang Prabang

Chicago
Toronto
4.is/was a host city of the Olympics
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Montreal

Chicago
Toronto
5. higher number of top football clubs
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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

2

1

6.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019

Chicago
Toronto

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket
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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$

100$

105.01$

2.Price of a single transportation ticket
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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$

2.5$

2.41$

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

Chicago
Toronto
4.number of airports
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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

2

3

5.Commuter Pain Index
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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

25

27

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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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

Chicago
Toronto
2.Total surface
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It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.

Best

Dubai City

4114km²

606km²

630km²

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

Best

Moscow

82

13

5

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

7.1

8.7

5.Global Cities Index
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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

3.66

2.92

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

Best

Tokyo

50

2

7

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