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Top 1%2,316 points
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Top 17%1,930 points
Top 17%
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London vs Paris: 59 facts in comparison

1. average maximum temperature

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
15.2°C
Mecca: 38.2°C
16.2°C

2. number of universities

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
21
Tokyo: 185
20

3. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
11°C
Mecca: 32°C
12°C

4. has a seaside beach

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
London
Paris
44% have it

5. 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, 2017.
5518 people/km²
Rovaniemi: 8.03 people/km²
20700 people/km²

6. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
8.1%
Port Louis: 0%
7.6%

7. population

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, 2017.
8.6 million
Shanghai: 23 million
2.23 million

8. cost of the monthly public transport ticket

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's public transport website, 2017.
166.41$
Baghdad: 0$
81.61$

9. median age of population

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
36.4 years
Niamey: 15.2 years
38.6 years

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

With more large sport facilities (20,000 seats +), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2017.
13
London: 13
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11. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
London
Paris
58% have it

12. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
240
London: 240
152

13. has mountains nearby

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
London
Paris
52% have it

14. a bike sharing system

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
London
Paris
32% have it

15. number of billionaires

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2017.
72
Moscow: 82
15

16. annual 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, 2017.
1.4%
Shanghai: 22.15%
1.08%

17. UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

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, 2017.
4
Kyoto: 17
1

18. Big Mac Index

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, 2017.
4.93$
Agra: 1.89$
4.93$

19. possibility of drinking alcohol in public places

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, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
London
Paris
49% have it

20. income inequalities

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, 2017.
0.35
Beijing: 0.22
0.32

21. average minimum temperature

It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
7.5°C
Ulan Bator: -7.9°C
7.8°C

22. number of airports

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
5
London: 5
3

23. VAT

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
20%
Nassau: 0%
19%

24. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
London
Paris
55% have it

25. average salary

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
2773$
Zurich: 5827.24$
2698.65$
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