New York

New York

New York review: 53 facts and highlights

New York
New York

How does New York compare to the average?

  • Unemployment rate

  • Number of universities

  • Population

    8.5 millionvs1.55 million
  • Average salary

    4 370.90$vs1 711.27$
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)

    1280$ billion vs101.84$ billion
  • Number of museums

  • Sports facilities (stadiums, arenas with 20,000+ seats)

  • Average minimum temperature



1.population density

10194 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.

8.5 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

35.5 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


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


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


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

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate


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


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

3 001.28$

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

4 370.90$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
5.has public health care
New York
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.gross domestic product (GDP)

1280$ billion

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the value and productivity of an economy. It measures the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. To reflect the differences in the cost of living and inflation rates, we show the GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP). Sources: Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook, 2020.


1.average maximum temperature


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


Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
3.has a seaside beach
New York
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.average minimum temperature


Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
5.has smoking ban in closed public spaces
New York
Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.humidity rate


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, 2020; WMO, 2020.


1.number of museums


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


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


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


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 a Top 50 World Festival host
New York
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, 2020.
6.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
New York
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.


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, 2020; city's public transport website, 2020.
2.has a bike-sharing system
New York
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


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


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

45.5 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.
6.length of subway per 100,000 inhabitants


The subway rate or number of kilometers of subway per number of inhabitants indicates how well developed the subway network is. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

General info

1.number of billionaires


Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.
2.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, 2020.
3.total surface

1 214 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
4.has a stock exchange
New York
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.number of sister cities


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.
6.number of international organizations' headquarters


The number of international organizations indicates the international importance of a city. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

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