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Istanbul

97points

New York

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Istanbul vs New York

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How does Istanbul compare to New York?

  • 2.6°C higher average maximum temperature
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    19.7°Cvs17.1°C
  • 3.4°C higher average temperature
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    16.1°Cvs12.7°C
  • 66.2$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    50.3$vs116.5$
  • 73.89% lower population density
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    2662 people/km²vs10194 people/km²
  • 2 514.28$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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    487$vs3001.28$
  • 20 more universities
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    38vs18
  • 7million more inhabitants
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    15.5 millionvs8.5 million
  • Has lake/s
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How does New York compare to Istanbul?

  • 11.2% lower unemployment rate
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    4.3%vs15.5%
  • 3 680.28$ higher average salary
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    4 370.90$vs690.62$
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 1098$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    1280$ billion vs182$ billion
  • 41 more museums
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    89vs48
  • 3.8°C lower average minimum temperature
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    8.8°Cvs12.6°C
  • 9.2% lower VAT
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    8.8%vs18%
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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Demographics

1.population density

2662 people/km²

10194 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, 2021.
2.population

15.5 million

8.5 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, 2021.
3.median age of population

23 years

35.5 years

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
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, 2021.
The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; UNData, 2021.
6.male population

50.03%

47.49%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; UNData, 2021.

Quality of living

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
2.has public health care
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New York
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021.
Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
5.average salary

690.62$

4 370.90$

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
6.gross domestic product (GDP)

182$ billion

1280$ 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, 2021.
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, 2021.
8.VAT

18%

8.8%

The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The prices of highly demanded consumer goods can help estimate the average cost of groceries and the overall cost of living in the city. A lower average price for one liter of milk may indicate that the city is less expensive compared to other cities. Source: numbeo.com, 2021.

Environment

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
2.average temperature

16.1°C

12.7°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
3.has a seaside beach
Istanbul
New York
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
4.has lake/s
Istanbul
New York
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
5.has mountains nearby
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New York
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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021; WMO, 2021.
9.has river/s
Istanbul
New York
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Leisure

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2021.
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, 2021.
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
5.Is a Top 50 World Festival host
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New York
Every year the city is host to a festival included in the list of the top 50 World Festivals. A well-known festival shows a better cultural and entertainment agenda and attracts a bigger number of tourists. Source: Escapenormal.com, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
7.is/was a host city of the CSD
Istanbul
New York
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, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Transportation

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's public transport website, 2021.
2.has a bike-sharing system
Istanbul
New York
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
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, 2021.
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

General info

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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2021.
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, 2021.
4.has a stock exchange
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New York
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The number of international organizations indicates the international importance of a city. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.

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