82points

Houston

100points

London

Houston
London
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47 facts in comparison

Houston vs London

Houston
London
82
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Houston
100
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London

How does Houston compare to London?

  • 11.3°C higher average maximum temperature
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    26.5°Cvs15.2°C
  • 10.1°C higher average temperature
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    21.1°Cvs11°C
  • 120.03$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    46.38$vs166.41$
  • 72.64% lower population density
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    1510 people/km²vs5518 people/km²
  • 2.5% lower unemployment rate
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    5.6%vs8.1%
  • Has a seaside beach
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  • 859.84$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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    1 285.29$vs2145.13$
  • 1 025.79$ higher average salary
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    3 798.79$vs2773$

How does London compare to Houston?

  • 7.69million more inhabitants
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    9.78 millionvs2.09 million
  • 224$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    565$ billion vs341$ billion
  • 0.7 years younger population
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    36.4 yearsvs37.1 years
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 10 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    13vs3
  • 8.1°C lower average minimum temperature
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    7.5°Cvs15.6°C
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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  • 4 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
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    4vs0

Demographics

1.population density

1510 people/km²

5518 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

2.09 million

9.78 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

37.1 years

36.4 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

2.1%

1.4%

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

50.8%

51.1%

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

49.2%

48.9%

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

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

5.6%

8.1%

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
2.cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center

1 285.29$

2 145.13$

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.
3.average salary

3 798.79$

2 773.00$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
4.has public health care
Houston
London
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
5.gross domestic product (GDP)

341$ billion

565$ 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.
6.Big Mac Index

4.07$

4.93$

The Big Mac Index is published by The Economist as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies. The Big Mac PPP exchange rate between two countries is obtained by dividing the price of a Big Mac in one country (in its currency) by the price of a Big Mac in another country (in its currency). Source: Economist, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

26.5°C

15.2°C

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

21.1°C

11°C

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

15.6°C

7.5°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

1.sports facilities (stadiums, arenas with 20,000+ seats)

3

13

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.
2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

0

4

The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Source: UNESCO, 2020.
3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Houston
London
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Houston
London
Source: Wikipedia, 2020
5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Houston
London
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.is/was a host city of the CSD
Houston
London
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, 2020.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

46.38$

166.41$

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
Houston
London
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

1.27$

3.2$

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

2

5

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
Houston
London
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

12

72

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.
3.number of international embassies

0

160

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2020.
4.research institutions and think tanks

0

11

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
Houston
London
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.is a capital city
Houston
London
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

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