96points

London

88points

New York

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London vs New York

London
New York
London
New York
96
points
London
88
points
New York

Why is London better than New York?

  • 45.87% lower population density
    ?

    5518 people/km²vs10194 people/km²
  • 3 more universities
    ?

    21vs18
  • 0.1million more inhabitants
    ?

    8.6 millionvs8.5 million
  • 856.15$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    2145.13$vs3001.28$
  • Has a public health care
    ?
  • 10 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    13vs3
  • 151 more museums
    ?

    240vs89
  • 3 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
    ?

    4vs1

Why is New York better than London?

  • 1.9°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    17.1°Cvs15.2°C
  • 1.7°C higher average temperature
    ?

    12.7°Cvs11°C
  • 49.91$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    116.5$vs166.41$
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 2% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    6.1%vs8.1%
  • 715$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    1280$ billion vs565$ billion
  • 1597.9$ higher average salary
    ?

    4370.9$vs2773$
  • 0.9year younger population
    ?

    35.5 yearsvs36.4 years

Demographics

1. lower population density
?

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, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

5518 people/km²

10194 people/km²

2. younger population
?

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

36.4 years

35.5 years

3. more inhabitants
?

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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

8.6 million

8.5 million

4. faster population growth
?

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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

1.4%

0.9%

5. higher proportion of women
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The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

Best

Riga

55.6%

51.1%

52.51%

6. more ethnic groups
?

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

12

18

Quality of living

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

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, 2019.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

2145.13$

3001.28$

2.has a public health care
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Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

London
New York
3. lower income inequalities
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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, 2019.

Best

Beijing

0.22

0.35

0.47

4. lower VAT
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

20%

8.8%

5. higher gross domestic product (GDP)
?

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

565$ billion

1280$ billion

6. more universities
?

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

185

21

18

Environment

1. higher average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

11°C

12.7°C

2. higher average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

15.2°C

17.1°C

3. smaller humidity rate
?

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, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Riyadh

28%

92.3%

68%

4.has a seaside beach
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

London
New York
5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

London
New York
6.has lake/s
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

London
New York

Leisure

1. more museums
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Best

London

240

240

89

2. more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
?

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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

4

1

3. more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
?

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2019.

Best

London

13

13

3

4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
?

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Luang Prabang

London
New York
5.is/was a host city of the CSD
?

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, 2019.

London
New York
6.is/was a host city of the Olympics
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

London
New York

Transportation

1. cheaper monthly public transport ticket
?

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Baghdad

0$

166.41$

116.5$

2. lower cost of one single transportation ticket
?

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, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

3.2$

2.75$

3.a bike sharing system
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Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

London
New York
4. more airports
?

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

London

5

5

3

5. shorter average commuting time
?

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, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

46 minutes

45.5 minutes

6. more efficient traffic (IBM)
?

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, 2019.

Best

Montreal

21

23

28

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

For example

Nagoya

London
New York
2. wider total surface of the city
?

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

1572sq km

1214sq km

3. more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
?

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2019.

Best

Moscow

82

72

39

4. lower level of corruption
?

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

Best

Wellington

9.5

7.8

7.1

5. more sister cities
?

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.

Best

London

104

104

11

6. better globally connected
?

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, 2019.

Best

New York

6.35

5.79

6.35

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