94points

Hong Kong

98points

Shanghai

Hong Kong
Shanghai
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Hong Kong vs Shanghai

Hong Kong
Shanghai
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Hong Kong
98
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Shanghai

How does Hong Kong compare to Shanghai?

  • 5.4°C higher average maximum temperature
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    25.6°Cvs20.2°C
  • 6.69°C higher average temperature
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    23.24°Cvs16.55°C
  • 1.3% lower unemployment rate
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    3.2%vs4.5%
  • 1 359.40$ higher average salary
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    2 716.32$vs1356.92$
  • 54.12$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    351.12$ billion vs297$ billion
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 34 more museums
    ?

    51vs17
  • 0.01 lower income inequalities
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    0.43vs0.44

How does Shanghai compare to Hong Kong?

  • 28.38$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    29.49$vs57.87$
  • 44.44% lower population density
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    3600 people/km²vs6480 people/km²
  • 18 more universities
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    34vs16
  • 1 194.82$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 003.19$vs2198.01$
  • 15.92million more inhabitants
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    23 millionvs7.078 million
  • Has a bike-sharing system
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  • 9.44 years younger population
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    32.26 yearsvs41.7 years
  • 0.85$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    0.44$vs1.29$

Demographics

1.population density

6480 people/km²

3600 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

7.08 million

23 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

41.7 years

32.26 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

0.76%

22.15%

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.
5.female population

53.2%

49.56%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.
6.male population

46.8%

50.44%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

3.2%

4.5%

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

16

34

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

2 198.01$

1 003.19$

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

2 716.32$

1 356.92$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
5.has public health care
Hong Kong
Shanghai
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)

351.12$ billion

297$ 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

25.6°C

20.2°C

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

23.24°C

16.55°C

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

21.4°C

12.9°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

1.number of museums

51

17

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
2.sports facilities (stadiums, arenas with 20,000+ seats)

4

12

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.
3.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

57.87$

29.49$

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
Hong Kong
Shanghai
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

1.29$

0.44$

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

1

2

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
Hong Kong
Shanghai
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

71

46

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

4.56

2.73

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.research institutions and think tanks

1

1

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.
5.has a stock exchange
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.Gambling is legal within the city
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Source: city's official website, 2020.

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