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Kolkata review: 39 facts and highlights

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Kolkata

How does Kolkata compare to the average?

  • Average maximum temperature
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    31.9°Cvs22.66°C
  • Average temperature
    ?

    27°Cvs17.99°C
  • Cost of the monthly public transport ticket
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    4.62$vs49.36$
  • Number of universities
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    17vs9.87
  • Population
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    4.5 millionvs1.53 million
  • Cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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    202.93$vs815.84$
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
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    150$ billion vs102.44$ billion
  • Sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    4vs1.63

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

24000 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

4.5 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%

0.79%

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

45%

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

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Doha

67%

55%

6.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%

34.86%

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, 2020.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

202.93$

2.average salary
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Zurich

5 827.24$

394.27$

3.gross domestic product (GDP)
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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

150$ billion

4.income inequalities
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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, 2020.

Best

Beijing

0.22

0.33

5.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

17

6. lower average price of a litre of milk
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This can help estimate the average cost of groceries and the overall cost of living of the city. An average cheaper litre of milk may mean that the city is less expensive to live in. Source: numbeo.com, 2020.

Best

Antananarivo

0.49$

0.62$

Environment

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

Best

Mecca

32°C

27°C

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

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Mecca

38.2°C

31.9°C

3.humidity rate
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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, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Riyadh

28%

71.6%

4.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Kolkata
5.average minimum temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Ulan Bator

-7.9°C

22.2°C

6.has smoking ban in public places
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Source: city's official website, 2020.

Kolkata

Leisure

1.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

2.sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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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

4

3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
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It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Kolkata

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, 2020; city's public transport website, 2020.

Best

Baghdad

0$

4.62$

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, 2020.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

0.15$

3.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, 2020.

Best

London

5

1

4.length of subway per 100,000 inhabitants
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The subway rate or number of kilometers of subway per number of inhabitants indicates how well developed the subway network is. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Phoenix

32km

25.1km

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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Kolkata
2.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, 2020.

Best

New York

6.35

0.63

3.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

4

4.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.

Kolkata

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