59points

Kuala Lumpur

84points

Singapore

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Kuala Lumpur vs Singapore

Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
59
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Kuala Lumpur
84
points
Singapore

Why is Kuala Lumpur better than Singapore?

  • 0.1°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    32.4°Cvs32.3°C
  • 8 more universities
    ?

    16vs8
  • Has mountains nearby
    ?
  • 1 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    2vs1
  • 2.8°C lower average minimum temperature
    ?

    23.2°Cvs26°C
  • 4.2% smaller humidity rate
    ?

    80%vs84.2%
  • 1.23$ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
    ?

    2.42$vs3.65$
  • 1 more airports
    ?

    2vs1

Why is Singapore better than Kuala Lumpur?

  • 1.4°C higher average temperature
    ?

    29.2°Cvs27.8°C
  • 71.78% lower population density
    ?

    731.5 people/km²vs2592 people/km²
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 1.6% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    1.9%vs3.5%
  • 3.55million more inhabitants
    ?

    5.18 millionvs1.627 million
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 290.83$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    314.91$ billion vs24.081$ billion
  • A bike sharing system
    ?

Demographics

1. lower population density
?

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but the extent to which this is the case depends on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

2592 people/km²

731.5 people/km²

2. more inhabitants
?

Populous cities usually offer better employment opportunities and many entertainment options. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

1.63 million

5.18 million

3. faster population growth
?

Population growth is the change in a population over time. The higher the growth the more dynamic society feels. Growth of population can be connected with economic, cultural and social development of the city, which attracts more and more people who want to live in it. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

0.1%

2.1%

4. more ethnic groups
?

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

4

4

5. more Facebook users
?

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, 2019.

Best

Accra

85.05%

60.85%

61.64%

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, 2019.

Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
2. higher gross domestic product (GDP)
?

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

24.08$ billion

314.91$ billion

3. more universities
?

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

185

16

8

4. lower unemployment rate
?

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

Best

Port Louis

0%

3.5%

1.9%

5. lower maximum income tax
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nashville

0%

26%

20%

6. cheaper Big Macs (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, 2019.

Best

Agra

1.89$

2.42$

3.65$

Environment

1. higher average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

27.8°C

29.2°C

2. higher average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

32.4°C

32.3°C

3. smaller humidity rate
?

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, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Riyadh

28%

80%

84.2%

4.has a seaside beach
?

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

Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
6.has lake/s
?

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

Kuala Lumpur
Singapore

Leisure

1. more museums
?

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

Best

London

240

10

18

2. more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
?

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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

0

0

3. more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
?

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

2

1

4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
?

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Luang Prabang

Kuala Lumpur
Singapore

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, 2019.

Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
2. more airports
?

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

2

1

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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Kuala Lumpur
Singapore
2. more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
?

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2019.

Best

Moscow

82

4

5

3. more embassies
?

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2019.

Best

Brussels

200

63

66

4. lower 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

4.3

9.2

5. better globally connected
?

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

1.49

3.2

6. more international corporate headquarters
?

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

Best

Tokyo

50

1

2

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