81points

Jakarta

63points

Kuala Lumpur

Jakarta
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34 facts in comparison

Jakarta vs Kuala Lumpur

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur
81
points
Jakarta
63
points
Kuala Lumpur

How does Jakarta compare to Kuala Lumpur?

  • 0.9°C higher average temperature
    ?

    28.7°Cvs27.8°C
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 14 more universities
    ?

    30vs16
  • 7.98million more inhabitants
    ?

    9.61 millionvs1.627 million
  • 31.92$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
    ?

    56$ billion vs24.081$ billion
  • 35 more museums
    ?

    45vs10
  • 1.3% higher population growth rate
    ?

    1.4%vs0.1%
  • 2 more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
    ?

    6vs4

How does Kuala Lumpur compare to Jakarta?

  • 0.2°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    32.4°Cvs32.2°C
  • 82.08% lower population density
    ?

    2592 people/km²vs14464 people/km²
  • 2.82% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    3.5%vs6.32%
  • Has mountains nearby
    ?
  • 2.1°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    23.2°Cvs25.3°C
  • 0.22$ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
    ?

    2.42$vs2.64$
  • 4% lower maximum income tax
    ?

    26%vs30%
  • 0.19 better globally connected
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    1.49vs1.3

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, 2020.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

14464 people/km²

2592 people/km²

2.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 centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Mumbai

24.4 million

9.61 million

1.63 million

3.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, 2020.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

1.4%

0.1%

4.Facebook users
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The percentage of Facebook users among a whole city population indicates how familiar are city’s inhabitants with web 2.0 and shows how popular the social media are. Source: Socialbakers, 2020.

Best

Accra

85.05%

34.1%

60.85%

Quality of living

1.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, 2020.

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur
2.gross domestic product (GDP)
?

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.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

56$ billion

24.08$ billion

3.unemployment rate
?

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

6.32%

3.5%

4.number of universities
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Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Tokyo

185

30

16

5.maximum income tax
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Nashville

0%

30%

26%

6.Big Mac Index
?

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.

Best

Agra

1.89$

2.64$

2.42$

Environment

1.green area per person
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More m² of green areas per person indicates that a city has more green areas like parks, forests, ect. in its administrative borders which makes city more inhabitants friendly. Source: WHO, 2020.

Best

Sofia

1343m²

0.55m²

12m²

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

Best

Mecca

32°C

28.7°C

27.8°C

3.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

32.2°C

32.4°C

4.has a seaside beach
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur
5.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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur
6.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur

Leisure

1.number of museums
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Best

London

240

45

10

2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
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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.

Best

Kyoto

17

0

0

3.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, 2020.

Best

London

13

2

2

4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
?

It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

For example

Luang Prabang

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur

Transportation

1.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, 2020.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur
2.number of airports
?

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

London

5

2

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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

For example

Nagoya

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur
2.Global Cities Index
?

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.

Best

New York

6.35

1.3

1.49

3.number of international embassies
?

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

Best

Brussels

200

47

63

4.research institutions and 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, 2020.

Best

Moscow

112

4

6

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

Best

New York

103

6

4

6.has a stock exchange
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Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur

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