99points

London

94points

Moscow

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London vs Moscow

London
Moscow
London
Moscow

Why is London better than Moscow?

  • 4.3year younger population
    36.4 yearsvs40.7 years
  • 0.07 lower income inequalities
    0.35vs0.42
  • Has smoking ban in public places
  • 2.8 lower murder rate
    2.1vs4.9
  • 161# ahead in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey
    38#vs199#
  • Is/was a host city of the CSD
  • Gambling is legal within the city
  • 42 more efficient traffic (IBM)
    23vs65

Why is Moscow better than London?

  • 9.39% lower population density
    5000 people/km²vs5518 people/km²
  • 39 more universities
    60vs21
  • 133.63$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    32.78$vs166.41$
  • 7.7% lower unemployment rate
    0.4%vs8.1%
  • 3.2million more inhabitants
    11.8 millionvs8.6 million
  • Has lake/s
  • 1144.77$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    1000.36$vs2145.13$
  • 5.4°C lower average minimum temperature
    2.1°Cvs7.5°C

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Demographics

1.median age of population

36.4 years

40.7 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.

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15.2 years

2.population density

5518 people/km²

5000 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, 2018.

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8.03 people/km²

3.population

8.6 million

11.8 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, 2018.

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Shanghai

23 million

4.annual population growth

1.4%

2.5%

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, 2018.

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Shanghai

22.15%

5.Facebook users

49.2%

16.8%

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, 2018.

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Accra

85.05%

6.ethnic groups

12

16

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Shenzhen

56

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Quality of living

1.has a public health care
London
Moscow

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2018.

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

2145.13$

1000.36$

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, 2018.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

3.income inequalities

0.35

0.42

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, 2018.

Best

Beijing

0.22

4.number of universities

21

60

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

Best

Tokyo

185

5.gross domestic product (GDP)

565$ billion

286.6$ billion

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

6.VAT

20%

18%

Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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Nassau

0%

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Environment

1.green area per person

27m²

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, 2018.

Best

Sofia

1343m²

2.average temperature

11°C

5.8°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

Best

Mecca

32°C

3.humidity rate

92.3%

76.7%

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, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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28%

4.average maximum temperature

15.2°C

9.6°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

5.has smoking ban in public places
London
Moscow

Source: city's official website, 2018.

6.has a seaside beach
London
Moscow

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

For example

Montpellier

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Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

4

3

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, 2018.

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Kyoto

17

2.number of museums

240

185

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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London

240

3.number of theaters

104

100

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Berlin

140

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

13

3

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2018.

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London

13

5.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
London
Moscow

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

6.is/was a host city of the CSD
London
Moscow

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, 2018.

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Transportation

1.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

3.2$

0.89$

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, 2018.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

2.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

166.41$

32.78$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's public transport website, 2018.

Best

Baghdad

0$

3.a bike sharing system
London
Moscow

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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, 2018.

Best

London

5

5.Commuter Pain Index

23

65

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, 2018.

Best

Montreal

21

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General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
London
Moscow

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, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

For example

Nagoya

2. more sister cities

104

77

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.

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London

104

3. wider total surface of the city

1572sq km

2511sq 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

148

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2018.

Best

Brussels

200

5.number of billionaires

72

82

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2018.

Best

Moscow

82

6.has a stock exchange
London
Moscow

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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