LondonParis
Top 1%1,550 points
Top 1%
Top 24%1,184 points
Top 24%
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Top 80%
80 cities
7.67 million - 9.58 million
NaN% of all citiesYes
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population
population density
average temperature
VAT
8.17
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2.23
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Shanghai
23 million
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London vs Paris: 54 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: 38.1°C
15.5°C
181
0

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
159
0

3. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
11°C
Mecca: 31.3°C
12°C
158
0

4. 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.
5206 people/km²
Rovaniemi: 8.03 people/km²
20700 people/km²
139
1

5. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
8.1%
порт-Луї: 0%
7.6%
135
0

6. population

Cities with bigger population usually offer better employment and entertainment opportunities. Big cities attract business, are trade and cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
8.17 million
Shanghai: 23 million
2.23 million
129
1

7. 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.
178$
Phuket city: 1$
90.3$
124
0

8. 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
Ніамей: 15.2 years
38.6 years
112
0

9. 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
7
110
0

10. 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
27% have it
108
0

11. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
240
London: 240
152
105
0

12. 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$
Calcutta: 1.89$
4.93$
100
0

13. number of billionaires

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2017.
72
Moscow: 82
15
96
0

14. 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%
95
0

15. 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
95
0

16. 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
Пекін: 0.22
0.32
93
0

17. 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
47% have it
90
0

18. 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
乌兰巴托: -7.01°C
8.5°C
86
0

19. VAT

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
20%
拿騷: 0%
19%
84
0

20. 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
77
0

21. Didn't have a major natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, flood) during last 100 years

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
London
Paris
29% have it
77
0

22. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
London
Paris
53% have it
75
0

23. has a public health care

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2017.
London
Paris
81% have it
70
0

24. level of corruption

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2017.
7.8
Auckland: 9.5
7
69
0

25. average salary

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
3570$
Zurich: 7730$
3363$
69
0

26. female population

There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
51.1%
Riga: 55.6%
51.1%
69
0

27. male population

There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
48.9%
Doha: 67%
48.9%
68
0

28. 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, 2017.
5.79
New York: 6.35
5.48
68
0

29. 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, 2017.
2544$
Сараево: 301$
1493$
66
1

30. 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, 2017.
160
Brussels: 200
186
64
0

31. Facebook users

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, 2017.
49.2%
Accra: 85.05%
37.5%
61
1

32. 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, 2017.
4.7$
新華社地拉那: 0.2$
2.28$
61
0

33. number of corporate headquarters

The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2017.
16
Tokyo: 50
19
56
0

34. 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.
104
London: 104
46
56
0

35. 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.
1572sq km
Dubai City: 4114sq km
105.4sq km
55
0

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