79points

Dubai City

84points

Singapore

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Dubai City vs Singapore

Dubai City
Singapore
Dubai City
Singapore
79
points
84
points

Why is Dubai City better than Singapore?

  • 45.32% lower population density
    400 people/km²vs731.5 people/km²
  • 28.91$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    43$vs71.91$
  • 1.5% lower unemployment rate
    0.4%vs1.9%
  • 10year younger population
    27 yearsvs37 years
  • 271.21$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    1764$vs2035.21$
  • 3.7°C lower average minimum temperature
    22.3°Cvs26°C
  • 0.98$ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
    2.67$vs3.65$
  • 19% lower maximum income tax
    1%vs20%

Why is Singapore better than Dubai City?

  • 1.7°C higher average temperature
    29.2°Cvs27.5°C
  • 2.92million more inhabitants
    5.18 millionvs2.26 million
  • 232.81$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    314.91$ billion vs82.1$ billion
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
  • A bike sharing system
  • 1 more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
    5vs4
  • 0.01$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    1.29$vs1.3$
  • 2.4 lower level of corruption
    9.2vs6.8

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

400 people/km²

731.5 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

27 years

37 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

2.26 million

5.18 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

8%

2.1%

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

9

4

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

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
Dubai City
Singapore

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

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

1764$

2035.21$

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$

3.number of universities

46

8

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)

82.1$ billion

314.91$ billion

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

5. lower average price of a litre of milk

1.4$

2.08$

This can help estimate the average cost of groceries and the overall cost of living of the city. An average cheaper litre of milk may mean that the city is less expensive to live in. Source: numbeo.com, 2019.

Best

Antananarivo

0.49$

6.unemployment rate

0.4%

1.9%

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

27.5°C

29.2°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

33.4°C

32.3°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
Dubai City
Singapore

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

4.has smoking ban in public places
Dubai City
Singapore

Source: city's official website, 2019.

5.has lake/s
Dubai City
Singapore

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

6.average minimum temperature

22.3°C

26°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

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

0

0

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

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

1

1

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

3.number of public WiFi spots

22

103

City with more public wireless spots provides easier and wider access to Internet. Source: city's official website, 2019.

Best

St. Petersburg

696

Transportation

1.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

1.3$

1.29$

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.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

43$

71.91$

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$

3.a bike sharing system
Dubai City
Singapore

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

1

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

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Dubai City
Singapore

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.

2. wider total surface of the city

4114sq km

716sq 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

3.number of international embassies

2

66

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2019.

Best

Brussels

200

4.number of billionaires

4

5

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

Best

Moscow

82

5.Global Cities Index

2.3

3.2

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.level of corruption

6.8

9.2

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

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