93points

Moscow

86points

New York

93points

San Jose

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Moscow vs New York vs San Jose

Moscow
New York
San Jose
Moscow
New York
San Jose
93
points
86
points
93
points

Why is Moscow better than New York & San Jose?

  • Population density
    5000 people/km²vs10194,5400 people/km²
  • Cost of the monthly public transport ticket
    32.78$vs116.5,70$
  • Unemployment rate
    0.4%vs6.1,9.4%
  • cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    1000.36$vs3001.28,2454.16$
  • Average minimum temperature
    2.1°Cvs8.8,10.2°C
  • Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti
    0.89$vs2.75,2$
  • Is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
  • Is a capital city

Why is New York better than Moscow & San Jose?

  • lower average price of a litre of milk
    1.02$vs1.1,1.03$
  • Is a Top 50 World Festival host
  • Is/was a host city of the Grand Slam

Why is San Jose better than Moscow & New York?

  • Average maximum temperature
    22°Cvs9.6,17.1°C
  • Average temperature
    16.1°Cvs5.8,12.7°C
  • Has mountains nearby
  • Median age of population
    35.2 yearsvs40.7,35.5 years
  • Average salary
    5414.69$vs1003.73,4370.9$
  • Income inequalities
    0.38vs0.42,0.47
  • VAT
    8.25%vs18,8.8%
  • Murder rate
    4vs4.9,6.4

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

5000 people/km²

10194 people/km²

5400 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

40.7 years

35.5 years

35.2 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

11.8 million

8.5 million

0.98 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

Quality of living

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

1000.36$

3001.28$

2454.16$

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$

2.has a public health care
Moscow
New York
San Jose

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

3.income inequalities

0.42

0.47

0.38

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

60

18

9

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)

286.6$ billion

1280$ billion

147$ billion

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

6.VAT

18%

8.8%

8.25%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

Environment

1.average temperature

5.8°C

12.7°C

16.1°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

9.6°C

17.1°C

22°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
Moscow
New York
San Jose

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

4.has mountains nearby
Moscow
New York
San Jose

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.

5.has smoking ban in public places
Moscow
New York
San Jose

Source: city's official website, 2019.

6.has lake/s
Moscow
New York
San Jose

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

Leisure

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

3

3

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

2.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Moscow
New York
San Jose

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

3.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Moscow
New York
San Jose

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

4.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Moscow
New York
San Jose

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

5.Is a Top 50 World Festival host
Moscow
New York
San Jose

Every year the city is host to a festival included in the list of the top 50 World Festivals. A well-known festival shows a better cultural and entertainment agenda and attracts a bigger number of tourists. Source: Escapenormal.com, 2019.

6.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
Moscow
New York
San Jose

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

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

32.78$

116.5$

70$

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

0.89$

2.75$

2$

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
Moscow
New York
San Jose

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

3

3

1

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.level of corruption

2.4

7.1

7.1

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

2.has a stock exchange
Moscow
New York
San Jose

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

3.is a capital city
Moscow
New York
San Jose

The status of a capital city indicates a great importance of a city for its country, especially for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

4.Gambling is legal within the city
Moscow
New York
San Jose

Source: city's official website, 2019.

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