100points

London

77points

Manchester

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London vs Manchester

London
Manchester

How does London compare to Manchester?

  • 1.6°C higher average maximum temperature
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    15.2°Cvs13.6°C
  • 1°C higher average temperature
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    11°Cvs10°C
  • 18 more universities
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    21vs3
  • 834.74$ higher average salary
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    2 773.00$vs1938.26$
  • 7.08million more inhabitants
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    9.78 millionvs2.7 million
  • 233 more museums
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    240vs7
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 0.04$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
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    3.2$vs3.24$

How does Manchester compare to London?

  • 100.24$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    66.17$vs166.41$
  • 21.19% lower population density
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    4349 people/km²vs5518 people/km²
  • 2.15% lower unemployment rate
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    5.95%vs8.1%
  • 1 236.35$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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    908.78$vs2145.13$
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 1.2°C lower average minimum temperature
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    6.3°Cvs7.5°C
  • 1.11$ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
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    3.82$vs4.93$
  • 11.3% smaller humidity rate
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    81%vs92.3%

Demographics

1.population density

5518 people/km²

4349 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, 2021.
2.population

9.78 million

2.7 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, 2021.
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, 2021.
The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; UNData, 2021.
The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; UNData, 2021.
6.Facebook users

49.2%

50.84%

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, 2021.

Quality of living

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
3.has public health care
London
Manchester
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021.
5.average salary

2 773.00$

1 938.26$

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
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, 2021.
7.VAT

20%

20%

The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
8.Big Mac Index

4.93$

3.82$

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, 2021.
The prices of highly demanded consumer goods can help estimate the average cost of groceries and the overall cost of living in the city. A lower average price for one liter of milk may indicate that the city is less expensive compared to other cities. Source: numbeo.com, 2021.

Environment

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
3.has a seaside beach
London
Manchester
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
4.has lake/s
London
Manchester
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
5.has mountains nearby
London
Manchester
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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021; WMO, 2021.
9.has river/s
London
Manchester
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Leisure

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2021.
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, 2021.
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021
Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
7.is/was a host city of the CSD
London
Manchester
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, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Transportation

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's public transport website, 2021.
2.has a bike-sharing system
London
Manchester
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
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, 2021.
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
5.average commuting time

46 minutes

27.8 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, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
The subway rate or number of kilometers of subway per number of inhabitants indicates how well developed the subway network is. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

General info

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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2021.
3.has a stock exchange
London
Manchester
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
4.is a capital city
London
Manchester
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The number of international organizations indicates the international importance of a city. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.

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