100points

London

84points

San Francisco

London
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London vs San Francisco

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How does London compare to San Francisco?

  • 16.81% lower population density
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    5518 people/km²vs6633 people/km²
  • 1 147.29$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
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    2 145.13$vs3292.42$
  • 8.98million more inhabitants
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    9.78 millionvs0.8 million
  • Has public health care
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  • 239$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    565$ billion vs326$ billion
  • 2.1 years younger population
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    36.4 yearsvs38.5 years
  • 192 more museums
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    240vs48
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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How does San Francisco compare to London?

  • 3.2°C higher average maximum temperature
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    18.4°Cvs15.2°C
  • 3.57°C higher average temperature
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    14.57°Cvs11°C
  • 93.41$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    73$vs166.41$
  • 0.3% lower unemployment rate
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    7.8%vs8.1%
  • Has a seaside beach
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  • 4 more universities
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    25vs21
  • 2 044.46$ higher average salary
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    4 817.46$vs2773$
  • Has mountains nearby
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Demographics

1.population density

5518 people/km²

6633 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
2.population

9.78 million

0.8 million

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.
3.median age of population

36.4 years

38.5 years

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.annual population growth rate

1.4%

0.9%

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.
5.female population

51.1%

49.3%

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

48.9%

50.73%

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

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

8.1%

7.8%

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

21

25

Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center

2 145.13$

3 292.42$

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.
4.average salary

2 773.00$

4 817.46$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
5.has public health care
London
San Francisco
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.gross domestic product (GDP)

565$ billion

326$ billion

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the value and productivity of an economy. It measures the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. To reflect the differences in the cost of living and inflation rates, we show the GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP). Sources: Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

15.2°C

18.4°C

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

11°C

14.57°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
3.has a seaside beach
London
San Francisco
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.has lake/s
London
San Francisco
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.has mountains nearby
London
San Francisco
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.
6.average minimum temperature

7.5°C

10.7°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

1.number of museums

240

48

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
2.sports facilities (stadiums, arenas with 20,000+ seats)

13

2

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.
3.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

4

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, 2020.
4.number of theaters

104

62

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
London
San Francisco
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.soccer clubs in the top division

6

1

Having a well-known soccer team playing in a country's first division demonstrates the city's interest in sports and attracts visitors to matches.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

166.41$

73$

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.
2.has a bike-sharing system
London
San Francisco
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.price of a single transportation ticket

3.2$

2.25$

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.
4.number of airports

5

2

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.average commuting time

46 minutes

34 minutes

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, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
London
San Francisco
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.
2.number of billionaires

72

18

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.
3.Global Cities Index

5.79

2.89

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.
4.total surface

1 572 km²

600 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
5.research institutions and think tanks

11

0

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.
6.has a stock exchange
London
San Francisco
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

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