93points

Moscow

86points

New York

92points

Shanghai

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Moscow vs New York vs Shanghai

Moscow
New York
Shanghai
Moscow
New York
Shanghai
93
points
86
points
92
points

Why is Moscow better than New York & Shanghai?

  • Unemployment rate
    0.4%vs6.1,4.5%
  • cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    1000.36$vs3001.28,1003.19$
  • Income inequalities
    0.42vs0.47,0.44
  • Average minimum temperature
    2.1°Cvs8.8,12.9°C
  • Is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
  • Is a capital city
  • lower cost per litre of fuel
    0.68$vs0.68,0.93$
  • Is/was a host city of the Olympics

Why is New York better than Moscow & Shanghai?

  • Humidity rate
    68%vs76.7,76.8%
  • VAT
    8.8%vs18,17%
  • lower average price of a litre of milk
    1.02$vs1.1,2.48$
  • Is a Top 50 World Festival host
  • Is/was a host city of the Grand Slam

Why is Shanghai better than Moscow & New York?

  • Average maximum temperature
    20.2°Cvs9.6,17.1°C
  • Average temperature
    16.55°Cvs5.8,12.7°C
  • Population density
    3600 people/km²vs5000,10194 people/km²
  • Cost of the monthly public transport ticket
    29.49$vs32.78,116.5$
  • Population
    23 millionvs11.8,8.5 million
  • Sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    12vs3,3
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
  • Median age of population
    32.26 yearsvs40.7,35.5 years

Key facts and figures

Demographics

1.population density

5000 people/km²

10194 people/km²

3600 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

40.7 years

35.5 years

32.26 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

23 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

2.5%

0.9%

22.15%

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.ethnic groups

16

18

40

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

1000.36$

3001.28$

1003.19$

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
Shanghai

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

0.44

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

34

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

297$ 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%

17%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

Environment

1.average temperature

5.8°C

12.7°C

16.55°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

2.average maximum temperature

9.6°C

17.1°C

20.2°C

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

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

3.humidity rate

76.7%

68%

76.8%

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%

4.has a seaside beach
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

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

5.has mountains nearby
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

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

6.has smoking ban in public places
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Leisure

1.number of museums

185

89

17

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

Best

London

240

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

3

3

12

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
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

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

4.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

5.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

6.Is a Top 50 World Festival host
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

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.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

32.78$

116.5$

29.49$

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$

0.44$

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
Shanghai

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

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
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

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

82

39

8

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

Best

Moscow

82

3.Global Cities Index

2.7

6.35

2.73

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

4.has a stock exchange
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

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

5.is a capital city
Moscow
New York
Shanghai

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.

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