99points

London

85points

Madrid

London
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58 facts in comparison

London vs Madrid

London
Madrid
99
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London
85
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Madrid

How does London compare to Madrid?

  • 12.9% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    8.1%vs21%
  • 6 more universities
    ?

    21vs15
  • 6.51million more inhabitants
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    9.78 millionvs3.27 million
  • 1 176.78$ higher average salary
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    2 773.00$vs1596.22$
  • 335$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    565$ billion vs230$ billion
  • 4.5 years younger population
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    36.4 yearsvs40.9 years
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 9 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    13vs4

How does Madrid compare to London?

  • 4.2°C higher average maximum temperature
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    19.4°Cvs15.2°C
  • 4°C higher average temperature
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    15°Cvs11°C
  • 107.12$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    59.29$vs166.41$
  • 2.32% lower population density
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    5390 people/km²vs5518 people/km²
  • 1 292.28$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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    852.85$vs2145.13$
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 1.57$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
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    1.63$vs3.2$
  • 35.3% smaller humidity rate
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    57%vs92.3%

Demographics

1.population density

5518 people/km²

5390 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, 2020.
2.population

9.78 million

3.27 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, 2020.
3.median age of population

36.4 years

40.9 years

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.annual population growth rate

1.4%

1.1%

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.
5.female population

51.1%

50.5%

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

48.9%

49.5%

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

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

8.1%

21%

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

21

15

Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center

2 145.13$

852.85$

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.
4.average salary

2 773.00$

1 596.22$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
5.has a public health care
London
Madrid
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.gross domestic product (GDP)

565$ billion

230$ 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, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

15.2°C

19.4°C

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

11°C

15°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
3.has a seaside beach
London
Madrid
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.has lake/s
London
Madrid
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.has mountains nearby
London
Madrid
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.
6.average minimum temperature

7.5°C

9.7°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

1.sports facilities (stadiums, arenas with 20,000+ seats)

13

4

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.
2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

4

1

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.
3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
London
Madrid
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.soccer clubs in the top division

6

4

Having a well-known soccer team playing in a country's first division demonstrates the city's interest in sports and attracts visitors to matches.
5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
London
Madrid
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
London
Madrid
Source: Wikipedia, 2020

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

166.41$

59.29$

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.
2.has a bike-sharing system
London
Madrid
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.price of a single transportation ticket

3.2$

1.63$

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.
4.number of airports

5

3

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

23

28

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, 2020.

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
London
Madrid
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.
2.number of billionaires

72

3

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.
3.Global Cities Index

5.79

2.8

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.
4.total surface

1 572 km²

606 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
5.number of international embassies

160

102

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

11

1

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.

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