90points

Los Angeles

85points

San Francisco

Los Angeles
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49 facts in comparison

Los Angeles vs San Francisco

Los Angeles
San Francisco
90
points
Los Angeles
85
points
San Francisco

How does Los Angeles compare to San Francisco?

  • 5.9°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    24.3°Cvs18.4°C
  • 4.53°C higher average temperature
    ?

    19.1°Cvs14.57°C
  • 51.79% lower population density
    ?

    3198 people/km²vs6633 people/km²
  • 3.24million more inhabitants
    ?

    4.04 millionvs0.8 million
  • 1 351.72$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 940.70$vs3292.42$
  • 4.3 years younger population
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    34.2 yearsvs38.5 years
  • 52 more museums
    ?

    100vs48
  • 0.5$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    1.75$vs2.25$

How does San Francisco compare to Los Angeles?

  • 27$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    73$vs100$
  • 0.9% lower unemployment rate
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    7.8%vs8.7%
  • 15 more universities
    ?

    25vs10
  • 882.62$ higher average salary
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    4 817.46$vs3934.84$
  • Has public health care
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  • Has a bike-sharing system
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  • 3.2°C lower average minimum temperature
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    10.7°Cvs13.9°C
  • 0.2% higher population growth rate
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    0.9%vs0.7%

Demographics

1.population density

3198 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

4.04 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

34.2 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

0.7%

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

50.2%

49.3%

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

49.8%

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

8.7%

7.8%

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

10

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

1 940.70$

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

3 934.84$

4 817.46$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
5.has public health care
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.income inequalities

0.47

0.8

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, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

24.3°C

18.4°C

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

19.1°C

14.57°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
3.has a seaside beach
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.has lake/s
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.has mountains nearby
Los Angeles
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

13.9°C

10.7°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

1.number of museums

100

48

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

3

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

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, 2020.
4.soccer clubs in the top division

2

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.
5.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Source: Wikipedia, 2020
6.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

100$

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
Los Angeles
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

1.75$

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

290 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
Los Angeles
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

20

18

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

3.94

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

1 302 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.has a stock exchange
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.number of sister cities

25

19

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.

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