96points

London

85points

Munich

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London vs Munich

London
Munich

How does London compare to Munich?

  • 1°C higher average maximum temperature
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    15°Cvs14°C
  • 1.8°C higher average temperature
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    11.1°Cvs9.3°C
  • 3 more universities
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    21vs18
  • 8.26million more inhabitants
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    9.78 millionvs1.52 million
  • 178 more museums
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    240vs62
  • 0.71$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
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    3.3$vs4.01$
  • 11 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    13vs2
  • 4 more airports
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    5vs1

How does Munich compare to London?

  • 20.26% lower population density
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    4400 people/km²vs5518 people/km²
  • 117.93$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    67.28$vs185.21$
  • 2.5% lower unemployment rate
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    5.6%vs8.1%
  • 1 178.27$ cheaper rent for a one-bedroom apartment
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    1 506.90$vs2685.17$
  • 908.29$ higher average salary
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    3 937.71$vs3029.42$
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 2.7°C lower average minimum temperature
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    4.6°Cvs7.3°C
  • 0.07 lower income inequalities
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    0.28vs0.35

User reviews

Overall Rating

London
6.8
5 User reviews
London
6.8/10
5 User reviews
Munich
0.0
0 User reviews
Munich
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Safety

7.0/10
5 votes
No reviews yet

Walkability

7.0/10
5 votes
No reviews yet

Job opportunities

9.0/10
4 votes
No reviews yet

Public transport

6.2/10
5 votes
No reviews yet

Food and drink

6.4/10
5 votes
No reviews yet

Comments

Jim

Jim

1 month ago

2 / 10

I would not recommend London...

Jim

Jim

1 month ago

2 / 10

I have lived in supposedly nice areas of London for the past 6 years. A sucker for punishment but glad to be leaving finally. The streets are dangerous at night for single women and men thanks to gangs, alcohol and drugs. I would recommend only walking on well lighted streets at night and taking transport when possible. During the day most people on the street are rude, unkind, racist and cold which I believe stems from a general lack of happiness. Don't expect a genuinely kind greeting or help from a stranger. The streets on the whole are either disgustingly dirty or disgustingly dirty and packed full of people in central London especially. They are old and not looked after. You need to watch your step as you walk or you will step in something horrendous. Pollution here is dangerously high. Look at the discolouration of the buildings and the black mucous from your nose for proof. I had never seen or experienced either of these things before moving to London. I hope to never experience them again. I would recommend wearing an anti-pollution mask if you do visit. When eating out expect to pay twice the price you usually would and for your coffee to be burnt and the food to be of low quality - that way you won't be disappointed. When eating in check the fruit and vegetables you buy for mold/quality. Also the water here is awful which makes sense as it come from the polluted, sewage filled Thames and many properties older than the 1970s (so most London buildings) still have lead water pipes. I would avoid drinking unfiltered London drinking water wherever possible especially if you have children. Accommodation here is disappointing and irrationally expensive for what you get. A multimillion dollar/pound property could be nothing more than a flat or a terrace house in a supposedly nice area. These houses are old or new build flats but either way they will come with multiple surprising problems from plumbing, to ventilation to terrible neighbours. I would recommend renting before you buy (if you do choose to move here... I don't know why you would). There are beautiful museums and galleries and you can come across very nice tourists and people but it's not the norm. London is bearable for a day or two but there are so many other beautiful places to see and live in this world full of genuinely kind people. I would not recommend London to anyone as a place to live.

Pros

  • Nice museums and galleries
  • Easy to get work

Cons

  • Not safe for a family
  • Unkind, unhappy, racist people
  • Horrible food
  • Expensive for what you get
  • Very dirty and polluted
  • Terrible accommodation
  • Not safe for travelling alone
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Victoria

Victoria

2 months ago

10 / 10

schönste Stadt, schöne Straßen,Sehenswürdigkeiten.

Victoria

Victoria

2 months ago

10 / 10

2 users found this helpful
Nairit

Nairit

1 month ago

10 / 10

Nice city with lot of infrastructures.

Nairit

Nairit

1 month ago

10 / 10

1 users found this helpful

Demographics

1.population density

5518 people/km²

4400 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

1.52 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 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.
2.has public health care
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Munich
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2021.
The average rent of a single-bedroom apartment located in the city center. This indicates how much of your salary would be allocated to rent expenses, and the general cost of living of the city. Source: numbeo.com, 2021.
4.average salary

3 029.42$

3 937.71$

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.
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%

19%

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

4.93$

4.93$

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
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Munich
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
4.has lake/s
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Munich
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
5.has mountains nearby
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Munich
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.humidity rate

92.3%

65.7%

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, 2021; WMO, 2021.
9.has river/s
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Munich
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Every year the city is host to a festival included in the list of the top 50 World Festivals. A well-known festival shows a better cultural and entertainment agenda and attracts a bigger number of tourists. Source: Escapenormal.com, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021
Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
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
Munich
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.
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.
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, 2021.
4.has a stock exchange
London
Munich
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
5.is a capital city
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Munich
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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