99points

London

84points

Singapore

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London vs Singapore

London
Singapore
London
Singapore

Why is London better than Singapore?

  • 0.6year younger population
    36.4 yearsvs37 years
  • 0.12 lower income inequalities
    0.35vs0.47
  • 18.5°C lower average minimum temperature
    7.5°Cvs26°C
  • 0.93$ lower average price of a litre of milk
    1.15$vs2.08$
  • Is/was a host city of the CSD
  • Is/was a host city of the Olympics
  • 1.89$ lower price for a beer
    2.3$vs4.19$
  • Is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup

Why is Singapore better than London?

  • 17.1°C higher average maximum temperature
    32.3°Cvs15.2°C
  • 18.2°C higher average temperature
    29.2°Cvs11°C
  • 86.74% lower population density
    731.5 people/km²vs5518 people/km²
  • Has a seaside beach
  • 94.5$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    71.91$vs166.41$
  • 6.2% lower unemployment rate
    1.9%vs8.1%
  • Has lake/s
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places

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Demographics

1.population density

5518 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.

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8.03 people/km²

2.population

8.6 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.

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Shanghai

23 million

3.median age of population

36.4 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.

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Niamey

15.2 years

4.annual population growth

1.4%

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.

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Shanghai

22.15%

5.female population

51.1%

50.8%

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

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Riga

55.6%

6.Facebook users

49.2%

61.64%

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, 2018.

Best

Accra

85.05%

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Quality of living

1.number of universities

21

8

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

Best

Tokyo

185

2.unemployment rate

8.1%

1.9%

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.

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Port Louis

0%

3.gross domestic product (GDP)

565$ billion

314.91$ billion

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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New York

1280$ billion

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

2145.13$

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.

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Thimphu

92.5$

5.income inequalities

0.35

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

6.average salary

2773$

3052.32$

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

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Zurich

5827.24$

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Environment

1.average maximum temperature

15.2°C

32.3°C

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

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Mecca

38.2°C

2.average temperature

11°C

29.2°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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Mecca

32°C

3.has a seaside beach
London
Singapore

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

4.has lake/s
London
Singapore

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

5.has mountains nearby
London
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

6.average minimum temperature

7.5°C

26°C

It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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Ulan Bator

-7.9°C

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Leisure

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

13

1

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

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London

13

2.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, 2018.

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Kyoto

17

3.number of museums

240

18

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

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London

240

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

Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

166.41$

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.

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Baghdad

0$

2.a bike sharing system
London
Singapore

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

3.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

3.2$

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.

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Colombo

0.1$

4.number of airports

5

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

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
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.number of billionaires

72

5

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

Best

Moscow

82

3.level of corruption

7.8

9.2

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2018.

Best

Wellington

9.5

4.Global Cities Index

5.79

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

5.number of corporate headquarters

16

2

The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2018.

Best

Tokyo

50

6.number of international embassies

160

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

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