99points

London

88points

Paris

84points

Singapore

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London vs Paris vs Singapore

London
Paris
Singapore
London
Paris
Singapore

Why is London better than Paris & Singapore?

  • Median age of population
    36.4 yearsvs38.6,37 years
  • Average minimum temperature
    7.5°Cvs7.8,26°C
  • lower average price of a litre of milk
    1.15$vs1.16,2.08$
  • Commuter Pain Index
    23vs31,44

Why is Paris better than London & Singapore?

  • cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    1194.8$vs2145.13,2035.21$
  • Income inequalities
    0.32vs0.35,0.47
  • lower price for a beer
    2$vs2.3,4.19$

Why is Singapore better than London & Paris?

  • Average maximum temperature
    32.3°Cvs15.2,16.2°C
  • Average temperature
    29.2°Cvs11,12°C
  • Population density
    731.5 people/km²vs5518,20700 people/km²
  • Has a seaside beach
  • Cost of the monthly public transport ticket
    71.91$vs166.41,81.61$
  • Unemployment rate
    1.9%vs8.1,7.6%
  • Has lake/s
  • Average salary
    3052.32$vs2773,2698.65$

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Demographics

1.median age of population

36.4 years

38.6 years

37 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

2.population density

5518 people/km²

20700 people/km²

731.5 people/km²

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, 2018.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

3.population

8.6 million

2.23 million

5.18 million

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, 2018.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

4.annual population growth

1.4%

1.08%

2.1%

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, 2018.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

5.female population

51.1%

51.1%

50.8%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; UNData, 2018.

Best

Riga

55.6%

6.male population

48.9%

48.9%

49.2%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; UNData, 2018.

Best

Doha

67%

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Quality of living

1.has a public health care
London
Paris
Singapore

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2018.

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

2145.13$

1194.8$

2035.21$

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, 2018.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

3.income inequalities

0.35

0.32

0.47

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, 2018.

Best

Beijing

0.22

4.number of universities

21

20

8

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

Best

Tokyo

185

5.VAT

20%

19%

7%

Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

Best

Nassau

0%

6. lower average price of a litre of milk

1.15$

1.16$

2.08$

This can help estimate the average cost of groceries and the overall cost of living of the city. An average cheaper litre of milk may mean that the city is less expensive to live in. Source: numbeo.com, 2018.

Best

Antananarivo

0.49$

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Environment

1.average temperature

11°C

12°C

29.2°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

15.2°C

16.2°C

32.3°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
London
Paris
Singapore

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

4.has smoking ban in public places
London
Paris
Singapore

Source: city's official website, 2018.

5.has lake/s
London
Paris
Singapore

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

6.has mountains nearby
London
Paris
Singapore

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, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

For example

Kyoto

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Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

4

1

0

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, 2018.

Best

Kyoto

17

2.number of museums

240

152

18

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

Best

London

240

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

13

7

1

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2018.

Best

London

13

4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
London
Paris
Singapore

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

For example

Luang Prabang

5.is/was a host city of the CSD
London
Paris
Singapore

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, 2018.

6.is/was a host city of the Olympics
London
Paris
Singapore

Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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Transportation

1.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

3.2$

2.12$

1.29$

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, 2018.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

2.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

166.41$

81.61$

71.91$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's public transport website, 2018.

Best

Baghdad

0$

3.a bike sharing system
London
Paris
Singapore

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

4.number of airports

5

3

1

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

Best

London

5

5.Commuter Pain Index

23

31

44

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, 2018.

Best

Montreal

21

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General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
London
Paris
Singapore

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, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

2. wider total surface of the city

1572sq km

105.4sq km

716sq km

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

3.number of international embassies

160

186

66

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2018.

Best

Brussels

200

4.number of billionaires

72

15

5

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2018.

Best

Moscow

82

5.has a stock exchange
London
Paris
Singapore

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

6.Global Cities Index

5.79

5.48

3.2

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, 2018.

Best

New York

6.35

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