86points

Hong Kong

85points

Seoul

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Hong Kong vs Seoul

Hong Kong
Seoul
Hong Kong
Seoul
86
points
Hong Kong
85
points
Seoul

Why is Hong Kong better than Seoul?

  • 8.6°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    25.6°Cvs17°C
  • 11.04°C higher average temperature
    ?

    23.24°Cvs12.2°C
  • 59.5% lower population density
    ?

    6480 people/km²vs16000 people/km²
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 1.6% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    3.2%vs4.8%
  • 118.12$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    351.12$ billion vs233$ billion
  • 464.79$ higher average salary
    ?

    2716.32$vs2251.53$
  • 1 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    4vs3

Why is Seoul better than Hong Kong?

  • 6.85$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    51.02$vs57.87$
  • 21 more universities
    ?

    37vs16
  • 2.72million more inhabitants
    ?

    9.79 millionvs7.078 million
  • 1375.31$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    822.7$vs2198.01$
  • A bike sharing system
    ?
  • 2.7year younger population
    ?

    39 yearsvs41.7 years
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
    ?
  • 0.12 lower income inequalities
    ?

    0.32vs0.434

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

16000 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

39 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

9.79 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%

0.08%

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%

6. more ethnic groups
?

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

11

4

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$

822.7$

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
Seoul
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

0.32

4. higher gross domestic product (GDP)
?

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

351.12$ billion

233$ billion

5. more universities
?

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

Best

Tokyo

185

16

37

6. 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%

4.8%

Environment

1. higher average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

23.24°C

12.2°C

2. higher average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

25.6°C

17°C

3. smaller 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%

64.4%

4.has a seaside beach
?

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

Hong Kong
Seoul
5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Hong Kong
Seoul
6.has lake/s
?

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

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Hong Kong
Seoul

Leisure

1. 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

2.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
?

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Luang Prabang

Hong Kong
Seoul
3.is/was a host city of the CSD
?

Christopher Street Day is an annual European LGBT celebration and demonstration held in various cities across Europe for the rights of LGBT people, and against discrimination and exclusion. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Dresden

Hong Kong
Seoul
4.is/was a host city of the Olympics
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Hong Kong
Seoul
5.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

Hong Kong
Seoul
6.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
?

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

For example

New York

Hong Kong
Seoul

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$

51.02$

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$

1.11$

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.

Hong Kong
Seoul
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.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
Seoul
2. 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

3. 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

5.4

4. 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

3.41

5. 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

11

6. more prestigious 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

3

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