81points

Melbourne

78points

San Francisco

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44 facts in comparison

Melbourne vs San Francisco

Melbourne
San Francisco
81
points
Melbourne
78
points
San Francisco

How does Melbourne compare to San Francisco?

  • 1.4°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    19.8°Cvs18.4°C
  • 0.13°C higher average temperature
    ?

    14.7°Cvs14.57°C
  • 76.48% lower population density
    ?

    1560 people/km²vs6633 people/km²
  • 1.6% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    6.2%vs7.8%
  • 3.3million more inhabitants
    ?

    4.1 millionvs0.8 million
  • 1 996.02$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 296.4$vs3292.42$
  • 30.2$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    356.2$ billion vs326$ billion
  • Has a public health care
    ?

How does San Francisco compare to Melbourne?

  • 31.53$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    73$vs104.53$
  • 17 more universities
    ?

    25vs8
  • 1 535.4 700 000 000 003$ higher average salary
    ?

    4 817.46$vs3281.99$
  • Has mountains nearby
    ?
  • 34 more museums
    ?

    48vs14
  • 0.73$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    2.25$vs2.98$
  • 0.87$ cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
    ?

    4.07$vs4.94$
  • 15 more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
    ?

    18vs3

Demographics

1.population density
?

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but this becomes an issue if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

1560 people/km²

6633 people/km²

2.population
?

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 centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Mumbai

24.4 million

4.1 million

0.8 million

3.annual population growth rate
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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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

3.7%

0.9%

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

50%

49.3%

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

Best

Doha

67%

50%

50.73%

6.Facebook users
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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%

56.59%

50.2%

Quality of living

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

1 296.4$

3 292.42$

2.has a public health care
?

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

Melbourne
San Francisco
3.unemployment rate
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Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Port Louis

0%

6.2%

7.8%

4.average salary
?

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

Best

Zurich

5 827.24$

3 281.99$

4 817.46$

5.VAT
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The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

10%

10%

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

Best

Tokyo

185

8

25

Environment

1.average temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

14.7°C

14.57°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

19.8°C

18.4°C

3.has a seaside beach
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Melbourne
San Francisco
4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Melbourne
San Francisco
5.has lake/s
?

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

Melbourne
San Francisco
6.has mountains nearby
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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.

Melbourne
San Francisco

Leisure

1.number of museums
?

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

Best

London

240

14

48

2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
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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

1

0

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

1

4.is/was a host city of the Olympics
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Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Melbourne
San Francisco
5.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

Melbourne
San Francisco
6.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
?

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

Melbourne
San Francisco

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket
?

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$

104.53$

73$

2.Price of a single transportation ticket
?

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$

2.98$

2.25$

3.a bike sharing system
?

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

Melbourne
San Francisco
4.number of airports
?

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

2

2

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
?

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.

For example

Nagoya

Melbourne
San Francisco
2.level of corruption
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Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

Best

Wellington

9.5

8.8

7.1

3.number of billionaires
?

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

Best

New York

103

3

18

4.Global Cities Index
?

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

2.25

2.89

5.number of corporate headquarters
?

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

Best

Tokyo

50

2

2

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

Melbourne
San Francisco

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