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Manila review: 63 facts and highlights

Manila
Manila
84
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Why is Manila better than the average?

  • Average maximum temperature
    31.9°Cvs22.66°C
  • Average temperature
    28.3°Cvs17.99°C
  • Number of universities
    45vs9.78
  • Cost of the monthly public transport ticket
    10$vs49.05$
  • Population
    1.65 millionvs1.53 million
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
    135.93$ billion vs99.18$ billion
  • Median age of population
    22.5 yearsvs31.61 years
  • cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    469.57$vs815.65$

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

15400 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.

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Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

2.median age of population

22.5 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

1.65 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

1.8%

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.Facebook users

29.44%

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, 2019.

Best

Accra

85.05%

6.ethnic groups

22

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
Manila

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

469.57$

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

0.43

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

45

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

Best

Tokyo

185

5.gross domestic product (GDP)

135.93$ billion

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

6.VAT

12%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

Environment

1.average temperature

28.3°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

31.9°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
Manila

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

4.humidity rate

89%

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
Manila

Source: city's official website, 2019.

6.has mountains nearby
Manila

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.

Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

1

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.number of cinemas

80

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

Best

Berlin

300

3.number of museums

14

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

Best

London

240

4.number of theaters

1

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

Best

Berlin

140

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

1

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

6.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Manila

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

For example

Luang Prabang

Transportation

1.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

0.4$

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$

2.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

10$

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$

3.a bike sharing system
Manila

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

For example

Kyoto

4.number of airports

3

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

5.length of subway per 100,000 inhabitants

0km

The subway rate or number of kilometers of subway per number of inhabitants indicates how well developed the subway network is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Phoenix

32km

6.average commuting time

40 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, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Manila

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 international embassies

90

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2019.

Best

Brussels

200

3.number of billionaires

6

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

Best

Moscow

82

4.Global Cities Index

1.49

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.level of corruption

2.6

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

6.has a stock exchange
Manila

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

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