90points

Hong Kong

78points

San Francisco

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46 facts in comparison

Hong Kong vs San Francisco

Hong Kong
San Francisco
90
points
Hong Kong
78
points
San Francisco

How does Hong Kong compare to San Francisco?

  • 7.2°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    25.6°Cvs18.4°C
  • 8.67°C higher average temperature
    ?

    23.24°Cvs14.57°C
  • 2.31% lower population density
    ?

    6480 people/km²vs6633 people/km²
  • 15.13$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    57.87$vs73$
  • 4.6% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    3.2%vs7.8%
  • 6.28million more inhabitants
    ?

    7.08 millionvs0.8 million
  • 1 094.4 099 999 999 999$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    2 198.01$vs3292.42$
  • 25.12$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    351.12$ billion vs326$ billion

How does San Francisco compare to Hong Kong?

  • 9 more universities
    ?

    25vs16
  • 2 101.14$ higher average salary
    ?

    4 817.46$vs2716.32$
  • 3.2 years younger population
    ?

    38.5 yearsvs41.7 years
  • 10.7°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    10.7°Cvs21.4°C
  • 5% smaller humidity rate
    ?

    73%vs78%
  • 1 more airports
    ?

    2vs1
  • 0.14% higher population growth rate
    ?

    0.9%vs0.76%
  • 1.79$ lower average price of a litre of milk
    ?

    1.09$vs2.88$

Demographics

1.population density
?

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

6480 people/km²

6633 people/km²

2.median age of population
?

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

41.7 years

38.5 years

3.population
?

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

Mumbai

24.4 million

7.08 million

0.8 million

4.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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

0.76%

0.9%

5.female population
?

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

53.2%

49.3%

6.male population
?

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

Best

Doha

67%

46.8%

50.73%

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$

2 198.01$

3 292.42$

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
San Francisco
3.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%

7.8%

4.average salary
?

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

Best

Zurich

5 827.24$

2 716.32$

4 817.46$

5.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

0.8

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

Best

Tokyo

185

16

25

Environment

1.average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

23.24°C

14.57°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

25.6°C

18.4°C

3.humidity rate
?

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. High relative humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating in cooling the body by reducing the rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin. In general, higher humidity makes climate harder to stand for people. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Riyadh

28%

78%

73%

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

Hong Kong
San Francisco
5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Hong Kong
San Francisco
6.has lake/s
?

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

Hong Kong
San Francisco

Leisure

1.number of museums
?

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

Best

London

240

51

48

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

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

1

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

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Montreal

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

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

Hong Kong
San Francisco

Transportation

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, 2019; city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Baghdad

0$

57.87$

73$

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, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

1.29$

2.25$

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
San Francisco
4.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, 2019.

Best

London

5

1

2

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
?

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.

Hong Kong
San Francisco
2.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.number of billionaires
?

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

Best

New York

103

38

18

4.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, 2019.

Best

New York

6.35

4.56

2.89

5.number of corporate headquarters
?

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

Best

Tokyo

50

4

2

6.research institutions and think tanks
?

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, 2019.

Best

Moscow

112

1

0

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