81points

Dubai City

99points

London

Dubai City
London
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Dubai City vs London

Dubai City
London
81
points
Dubai City
99
points
London

How does Dubai City compare to London?

  • 18.2°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    33.4°Cvs15.2°C
  • 16.5°C higher average temperature
    ?

    27.5°Cvs11°C
  • 82.41$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    84$vs166.41$
  • 92.75% lower population density
    ?

    400 people/km²vs5518 people/km²
  • 7.7% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    0.4%vs8.1%
  • Has a seaside beach
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  • 25 more universities
    ?

    46vs21
  • 381.13$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 764.00$vs2145.13$

How does London compare to Dubai City?

  • 7.52million more inhabitants
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    9.78 millionvs2.26 million
  • 482.9$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    565$ billion vs82.1$ billion
  • Has a bike-sharing system
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  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
    ?
  • 12 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    ?

    13vs1
  • 14.8°C lower average minimum temperature
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    7.5°Cvs22.3°C
  • 4 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
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    4vs0
  • 3 more airports
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    5vs2

Demographics

1.population density

400 people/km²

5518 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

2.26 million

9.78 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

27 years

36.4 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

8%

1.4%

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.

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

0.4%

8.1%

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

46

21

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

1 764.00$

2 145.13$

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

3 323.00$

2 773.00$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
5.has a public health care
Dubai City
London
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)

82.1$ billion

565$ 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.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

33.4°C

15.2°C

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

27.5°C

11°C

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

22.3°C

7.5°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

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

1

13

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

4

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
Dubai City
London
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.soccer clubs in the top division

5

6

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.
5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Dubai City
London
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Dubai City
London
Source: Wikipedia, 2020

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

84$

166.41$

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
Dubai City
London
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

1.3$

3.2$

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

5

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
Dubai City
London
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

4

72

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

2.3

5.79

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

4 114 km²

1 572 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.number of international embassies

2

160

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.research institutions and think tanks

1

11

A think tank (or policy institute) is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology issues and in the creative and cultural field. The number of important think tanks can indicate innovativeness and competitiveness of a city. Source: Brookings, 2020.

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