86points

Hong Kong

82points

Los Angeles

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Hong Kong vs Los Angeles

Hong Kong
Los Angeles
Hong Kong
Los Angeles
86
points
Hong Kong
82
points
Los Angeles

Why is Hong Kong better than Los Angeles?

  • 1.3°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    25.6°Cvs24.3°C
  • 4.14°C higher average temperature
    ?

    23.24°Cvs19.1°C
  • 42.13$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    57.87$vs100$
  • 14 more universities
    ?

    16vs2
  • 5.5% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    3.2%vs8.7%
  • 3.04million more inhabitants
    ?

    7.08 millionvs4.04 million
  • Has a public health care
    ?
  • 1 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    4vs3

Why is Los Angeles better than Hong Kong?

  • 50.65% lower population density
    ?

    3198 people/km²vs6480 people/km²
  • 257.31$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1940.7$vs2198.01$
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 1218.52$ higher average salary
    ?

    3934.84$vs2716.32$
  • 7.5year younger population
    ?

    34.2 yearsvs41.7 years
  • 41 more museums
    ?

    92vs51
  • 7.5°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    13.9°Cvs21.4°C
  • 1 more airports
    ?

    2vs1

Demographics

1. lower population density
?

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

6480 people/km²

3198 people/km²

2. younger population
?

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

41.7 years

34.2 years

3. more inhabitants
?

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

7.08 million

4.04 million

4. faster population growth
?

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%

0.76%

0.7%

5. higher proportion of women
?

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

53.2%

50.2%

6. higher proportion of men
?

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

Best

Doha

67%

46.8%

49.8%

Quality of living

1. cheaper cost of 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, 2019.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

2198.01$

1940.7$

2.has a public health care
?

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

Hong Kong
Los Angeles
3. lower income inequalities
?

The Gini coefficient is a measure of dispersion, in this case used to show the variation in income. A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality. A Gini coefficient of one expresses maximal inequality. Lower income inequalities indicate a more equal distribution of wealth and better opportunities for the average citizen. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Beijing

0.22

0.43

0.47

4. more universities
?

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

185

16

2

5. lower unemployment rate
?

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

3.2%

8.7%

6. higher average salary
?

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

Best

Zurich

5827.24$

2716.32$

3934.84$

Environment

1. higher average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

23.24°C

19.1°C

2. higher average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

25.6°C

24.3°C

3.has a seaside beach
?

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

Hong Kong
Los Angeles
4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Hong Kong
Los Angeles
5.has lake/s
?

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

Hong Kong
Los Angeles
6.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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Hong Kong
Los Angeles

Leisure

1. more museums
?

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

Best

London

240

51

92

2. more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
?

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

4

3

3.is/was a host city of the Olympics
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Hong Kong
Los Angeles
4.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

Hong Kong
Los Angeles

Transportation

1. cheaper monthly public transport ticket
?

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$

57.87$

100$

2. lower cost of one 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, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

1.29$

1.75$

3.a bike sharing system
?

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

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Hong Kong
Los Angeles
4. more airports
?

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

1

2

General info

1. more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
?

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

Best

Moscow

82

38

20

2. lower level of corruption
?

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

8.4

7.1

3. better globally connected
?

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

4.56

3.94

4. more international corporate headquarters
?

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

Best

Tokyo

50

4

1

5.has a stock exchange
?

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Hong Kong
Los Angeles
6.Gambling is legal within the city
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Hong Kong
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