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77points

Sydney

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Hong Kong vs Sydney

Hong Kong
Sydney
86
points
Hong Kong
77
points
Sydney

Why is Hong Kong better than Sydney?

  • 3.1°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    25.6°Cvs22.5°C
  • 5.54°C higher average temperature
    ?

    23.24°Cvs17.7°C
  • 61.13$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    57.87$vs119$
  • 7 more universities
    ?

    16vs9
  • 2.8% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    3.2%vs6%
  • 1.68million more inhabitants
    ?

    7.08 millionvs5.4 million
  • Has mountains nearby
    ?
  • 2 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    4vs2

Why is Sydney better than Hong Kong?

  • 93.6% lower population density
    ?

    415 people/km²vs6480 people/km²
  • 257.28$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1940.73$vs2198.01$
  • 58.78$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    409.9$ billion vs351.119$ billion
  • 754.36$ higher average salary
    ?

    3470.68$vs2716.32$
  • 7.7 years younger population
    ?

    34 yearsvs41.7 years
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
    ?
  • 6.9°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    14.5°Cvs21.4°C
  • 0.4 lower level of corruption
    ?

    8.8vs8.4

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density
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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

415 people/km²

2.median age of population
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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

34 years

3.population
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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

Shanghai

23 million

7.08 million

5.4 million

4.annual population growth rate
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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%

2.5%

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

53.2%

50.5%

6.ethnic groups
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Ethnic groups contribute to the development of a multi-cultural and diverse society. The count represents only the large ethnic groups, comprising more than 0.5% of the population. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

11

10

Quality of living

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

1940.73$

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

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

3.2%

6%

4.gross domestic product (GDP)
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The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

351.12$ billion

409.9$ billion

5.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

9

6.average salary
?

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

Best

Zurich

5827.24$

2716.32$

3470.68$

Environment

1.average temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

23.24°C

17.7°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

25.6°C

22.5°C

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

Hong Kong
Sydney
4.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2019.

Hong Kong
Sydney
5.has lake/s
?

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

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Hong Kong
Sydney
6.has mountains nearby
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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
Sydney

Leisure

1.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

2

2.is/was a host city of the Olympics
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Hong Kong
Sydney
3.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

For example

Cancun

Hong Kong
Sydney
4.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
?

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

For example

New York

Hong Kong
Sydney

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket
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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$

119$

2.Price of a single transportation ticket
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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$

3.02$

3.a bike sharing system
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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
Sydney
4.number of airports
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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

1

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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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
Sydney
2.number of billionaires
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Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2019.

Best

Moscow

82

38

5

3.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

8.8

4.Global Cities Index
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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

3.13

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

Best

Tokyo

50

4

3

6.research institutions and think tanks
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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

1

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