100points

London

77points

Melbourne

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45 facts in comparison

London vs Melbourne

London
Melbourne

How does London compare to Melbourne?

  • 13 more universities
    ?

    21vs8
  • 5.68million more inhabitants
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    9.78 millionvs4.1 million
  • 208.8$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
    ?

    565$ billion vs356.2$ billion
  • 226 more museums
    ?

    240vs14
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 10 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    13vs3
  • 2.1°C lower average minimum temperature
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    7.5°Cvs9.6°C
  • 3 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
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    4vs1

How does Melbourne compare to London?

  • 4.6°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    19.8°Cvs15.2°C
  • 3.7°C higher average temperature
    ?

    14.7°Cvs11°C
  • 61.88$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    104.53$vs166.41$
  • 71.73% lower population density
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    1560 people/km²vs5518 people/km²
  • 1.9% lower unemployment rate
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    6.2%vs8.1%
  • Has a seaside beach
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  • 848.73$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 296.40$vs2145.13$
  • 508.99$ higher average salary
    ?

    3 281.99$vs2773$

Demographics

1.population density

5518 people/km²

1560 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

4.1 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%

56.59%

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
Melbourne
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$

3 281.99$

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
6.gross domestic product (GDP)

565$ billion

356.2$ 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, 2021.
7.VAT

20%

10%

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

4.93$

4.94$

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 annual survey ranks 221 cities using 39 criteria. Important criteria are safety, education, hygiene, healthcare, culture, environment, recreation, political-economic stability and public transport. Source: Mercer, 2021.

Environment

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

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.
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, 2021.
4.has a stock exchange
London
Melbourne
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
5.is a capital city
London
Melbourne
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.

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