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London

100points

Tokyo

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London vs Tokyo

London
Tokyo
London
Tokyo
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100
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Why is London better than Tokyo?

  • 8.03% lower population density
    5518 people/km²vs6000 people/km²
  • 8.3year younger population
    36.4 yearsvs44.7 years
  • 5.4°C lower average minimum temperature
    7.5°Cvs12.9°C
  • Has smoking ban in public places
  • 0.66$ lower average price of a litre of milk
    1.15$vs1.81$
  • Is/was a host city of the CSD
  • Is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup

Why is Tokyo better than London?

  • 4.7°C higher average maximum temperature
    19.9°Cvs15.2°C
  • 5.4°C higher average temperature
    16.4°Cvs11°C
  • 164 more universities
    185vs21
  • Has a seaside beach
  • 77.38$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    89.03$vs166.41$
  • 3.5% lower unemployment rate
    4.6%vs8.1%
  • 4.58million more inhabitants
    13.18 millionvs8.6 million
  • Has lake/s

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

5518 people/km²

6000 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, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

2.median age of population

36.4 years

44.7 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

3.population

8.6 million

13.18 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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

4.annual population growth

1.4%

0.77%

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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

5.female population

51.1%

52%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

Best

Riga

55.6%

6.male population

48.9%

48%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

Best

Doha

67%

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
London
Tokyo

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

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

2145.13$

1162.14$

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, 2019.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

3.income inequalities

0.35

0.25

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, 2019.

Best

Beijing

0.22

4.number of universities

21

185

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

185

5.VAT

20%

5%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

6.gross domestic product (GDP)

565$ billion

910.9$ billion

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

Environment

1.average temperature

11°C

16.4°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

15.2°C

19.9°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
London
Tokyo

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

4.humidity rate

92.3%

61.9%

Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. High relative humidity reduces the effectiveness of sweating in cooling the body by reducing the rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin. In general, higher humidity makes climate harder to stand for people. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Riyadh

28%

5.has smoking ban in public places
London
Tokyo

Source: city's official website, 2019.

6.has mountains nearby
London
Tokyo

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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

For example

Kyoto

Leisure

1.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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

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

13

5

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2019.

Best

London

13

3.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
London
Tokyo

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Luang Prabang

4.is/was a host city of the CSD
London
Tokyo

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, 2019.

5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
London
Tokyo

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

6.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
London
Tokyo

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

166.41$

89.03$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Baghdad

0$

2.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

3.2$

1.64$

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, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

3.a bike sharing system
London
Tokyo

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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, 2019.

Best

London

5

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
London
Tokyo

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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

2.number of billionaires

72

11

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2019.

Best

Moscow

82

3.level of corruption

7.8

8

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

Best

Wellington

9.5

4.Global Cities Index

5.79

4.99

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, 2019.

Best

New York

6.35

5.has a stock exchange
London
Tokyo

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

6.number of corporate headquarters

16

50

The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

50

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