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London review: 68 facts and highlights

London
London
99
points

Why is London better than the average?

  • Number of universities
    21vs9.78
  • Unemployment rate
    8.1%vs10.22%
  • Population
    8.6 millionvs1.53 million
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
    565$ billion vs99.64$ billion
  • Sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    13vs1.59
  • UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
    4vs0.54
  • Average salary
    2773$vs1718.08$
  • Number of museums
    240vs16.43

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

5518 people/km²

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

2.median age of population

36.4 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

3.population

8.6 million

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

4.annual population growth

1.4%

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%

5.female population

51.1%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

Best

Riga

55.6%

6.Facebook users

49.2%

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%

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
London

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

2. cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center

2145.13$

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, 2019.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

3.income inequalities

0.35

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, 2019.

Best

Beijing

0.22

4.number of universities

21

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

Best

Tokyo

185

5.VAT

20%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

6.gross domestic product (GDP)

565$ billion

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

Environment

1.average temperature

11°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

15.2°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
London

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

For example

Montpellier

4.green area per person

27m²

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, 2019.

Best

Sofia

1343m²

5.humidity rate

92.3%

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%

6.has smoking ban in public places
London

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

2.number of museums

240

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

Best

London

240

3.number of theaters

104

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

Best

Berlin

140

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

13

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

5.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
London

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

For example

Luang Prabang

6.is/was a host city of the CSD
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, 2019.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

166.41$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Baghdad

0$

2.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

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, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

3.a bike sharing system
London

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

4.number of airports

5

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

5.average commuting time

46 minutes

Cities with shorter average commuting time have usually better organized public transportation system which allows citizens to waste less time in a traffic. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

6.Commuter Pain Index

23

The Commuter Pain Index is comprised of 10 issues: 1) commuting time, 2) time stuck in traffic, agreement that: 3) price of gas is already too high, 4) traffic has gotten worse, 5) start-­‐stop traffic is a problem, 6) driving causes stress, 7) driving causes anger, 8) traffic affects work, 9) traffic so bad driving stopped, and 10) decided not to make trip due to traffic. Source: IBM, 2019.

Best

Montreal

21

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

For example

Nagoya

2. more sister cities

104

Sister cities or twin towns are a form of law agreement made between towns, cities or regions in politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. It might mean more possibilities outside your city, a greater multiculturalism and a wider range of options.

Best

London

104

3. wider total surface of the city

1572sq km

It can be nice to live in big cities, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.

Best

Dubai City

4114sq km

4.number of international embassies

160

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

5.number of billionaires

72

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

Best

Moscow

82

6.level of corruption

7.8

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

Best

Wellington

9.5

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