97points

London

83points

Paris

London
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57 facts in comparison

London vs Paris

London
Paris
97
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London
83
points
Paris

How does London compare to Paris?

  • 73.34% lower population density
    ?

    5518 people/km²vs20700 people/km²
  • 1 more universities
    ?

    21vs20
  • 6.37million more inhabitants
    ?

    8.6 millionvs2.23 million
  • 74.35$ higher average salary
    ?

    2 773.00$vs2698.65$
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 2.2 years younger population
    ?

    36.4 yearsvs38.6 years
  • 88 more museums
    ?

    240vs152
  • 6 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    13vs7

How does Paris compare to London?

  • 1°C higher average maximum temperature
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    16.2°Cvs15.2°C
  • 1°C higher average temperature
    ?

    12°Cvs11°C
  • 84.8$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    81.61$vs166.41$
  • 0.5% lower unemployment rate
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    7.6%vs8.1%
  • 950.33$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 194.80$vs2145.13$
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 1.08$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    2.12$vs3.2$
  • 0.03 lower income inequalities
    ?

    0.32vs0.35

Demographics

1.population density
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Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but this becomes an issue if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

5518 people/km²

20700 people/km²

2.median age of population
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Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

36.4 years

38.6 years

3.population
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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, 2020.

Best

Mumbai

24.4 million

8.6 million

2.23 million

4.annual population growth rate
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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, 2020.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

1.4%

1.08%

5.female population
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The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.

Best

Riga

55.6%

51.1%

51.1%

6.male population
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The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.

Best

Doha

67%

48.9%

48.9%

Quality of living

1.cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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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, 2020.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

2 145.13$

1 194.80$

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, 2020.

London
Paris
3.average salary
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Zurich

5 827.24$

2 773.00$

2 698.65$

4.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, 2020.

Best

Beijing

0.22

0.35

0.32

5.unemployment rate
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Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Port Louis

0%

8.1%

7.6%

6.number of universities
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Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Tokyo

185

21

20

Environment

1.average temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Mecca

32°C

11°C

12°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

15.2°C

16.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

London
Paris
4.has mountains nearby
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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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

London
Paris
5.has lake/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

London
Paris
6.average minimum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Ulan Bator

-7.9°C

7.5°C

7.8°C

Leisure

1.number of museums
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Best

London

240

240

152

2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
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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, 2020.

Best

Kyoto

17

4

1

3.sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.

Best

London

13

13

7

4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
?

It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

For example

Luang Prabang

London
Paris
5.football clubs in the top division
?

Having a well-known football team playing in a country’s first division shows a big interest by the city in sport and attracts visitors to events such as big matches.

Best

Valletta

10.8

6

1

6.is/was a host city of the Olympics
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

London
Paris

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket
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Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's public transport website, 2020.

Best

Baghdad

0$

166.41$

81.61$

2.Price of a 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, 2020.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

3.2$

2.12$

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, 2020.

London
Paris
4.number of airports
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The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

London

5

5

3

5.Commuter Pain Index
?

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, 2020.

Best

Montreal

21

23

31

General info

1.total surface
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It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.

Best

Dubai City

4 114 km²

1 572 km²

105.4 km²

2.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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

London
Paris
3.Global Cities Index
?

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, 2020.

Best

New York

6.35

5.79

5.48

4.number of international embassies
?

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2020.

Best

Brussels

200

160

186

5.research institutions and think tanks
?

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, 2020.

Best

Moscow

112

11

8

6.number of billionaires
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Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.

Best

New York

103

72

15

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