Delhi review: 40 facts and highlights


How does Delhi compare to the average?

  • Average maximum temperature

  • Average temperature

  • Cost of the monthly public transport ticket

  • Population density

    3886 people/km²vs3894.85 people/km²
  • Unemployment rate

  • Number of universities

  • Cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center

  • Population

    16.79 millionvs1.55 million


1.population density

3886 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.

16.79 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


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.
4.female population


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


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


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, 2020.

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate


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


Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center


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.
4.average salary


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

110$ 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.


1.average maximum temperature


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


Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
3.has lake/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.has mountains nearby
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.
5.average minimum temperature


Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
6.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
Source: city's official website, 2020.


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


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


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
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.


1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket


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.price of a single transportation ticket


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.
3.number of airports


The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.Commuter Pain Index


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.number of billionaires


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


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.
3.number of international embassies


The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.has a stock exchange
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.is a capital city
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.number of international organizations' headquarters


The number of international organizations indicates the international importance of a city. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

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