Comparing New York vs Rome

1. New York

49 Reasons why New York is better

Comparing New York vs Rome

1.Explicitly more universities
18vs 11 (Rome)
Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
2.Has a seaside beach
Yesvs No (Rome)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official website, 2016.
3.Distinctly lower population density
10518 people/km²vs 21700 people/km² (Rome)
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, 2016.
4.Significantly lower unemployment rate
7.8%vs 12.9% (Rome)
Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
5.Measurably more inhabitants
8.24 millionvs 2.7 million (Rome)
Cities with bigger population usually offer better employment and entertainment opportunities. Big cities attract business, are trade and cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
6.Vastly higher gross domestic product (GDP)
1280$ billionvs 144$ billion (Rome)
The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
7.Clearly younger population
35.5 yearsvs 43.8 years (Rome)
Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
8.Notably more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
3vs 2 (Rome)
With more large sport facilities (20,000 seats +), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source:, 2016.
9.Noticeably more museums
89vs 56 (Rome)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official website, 2016.
10.Sizably cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
4.07$vs 4.93$ (Rome)
The Big Mac Index is published by The Economist as an informal way of measuring the purchasing power parity (PPP) between two currencies. The Big Mac PPP exchange rate between two countries is obtained by dividing the price of a Big Mac in one country (in its currency) by the price of a Big Mac in another country (in its currency). Source: Economist, 2016.
11.Modestly faster population growth
0.9%vs 0.88% (Rome)
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, 2016.
12.Explicitly more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
39vs 1 (Rome)
Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2016.
13.Way smaller humidity rate
68%vs 72.3% (Rome)
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, 2016; WMO, 2016.
14.Explicitly lower average minimum temperature
8.8°Cvs 9.8°C (Rome)
It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; WMO, 2016.
15.Appreciably lower VAT
10%vs 22% (Rome)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
16.Vastly more airports
3vs 2 (Rome)
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
17.Clearly better globally connected
6.35vs 2.36 (Rome)
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, 2016.
18.Vastly higher average salary
4617$vs 1971$ (Rome)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
19.A little bit higher proportion of women
52.51%vs 51.9% (Rome)
There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
20.Distinctly lower level of corruption
7.1vs 3.9 (Rome)
Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2016.
21.Noticeably more Facebook users
50.7%vs 37.7% (Rome)
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, 2016.
22.Measurably lower average price of a litre of milk
1.4$vs 1.9$ (Rome)
This can help estimate the average cost of groceries and the overall cost of living of the city. An average cheaper litre of milk may mean that the city is less expensive to live in. Source:, 2016.
23.Considerably more international corporate headquarters
18vs 4 (Rome)
The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2016.
24.Noticeably more prestigious think tanks
9vs 0 (Rome)
A think tank (or policy institute) is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology issues and in the creative and cultural field. The number of important think tanks can indicate innovativeness and competitiveness of a city. Source: Brookings, 2016.
25.Significantly more ethnic groups
18vs 9 (Rome)
More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
26.Clearly ahead in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey
47#vs 52# (Rome)
The annual survey ranks 221 cities using 39 criteria. Important criteria are safety, education, hygiene, healthcare, culture, environment, recreation, political-economic stability and public transport. Source: Mercer, 2016.
27.Is a Top 50 World Festival host
Yesvs No (Rome)
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:, 2016.
28.Measurably lower cost per litre of fuel
1.06$vs 2.4$ (Rome)
A city where the price of fuel is cheaper allows drivers residing in it to save money and can give a measurement to the average cost of living. This is especially important for people who drive daily. Source:, 2016.
29.Appreciably more international organizations
4vs 1 (Rome)
The number of international organizations indicates the international importance of a city. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
30.Clearly more tourists visiting the city annually
55 millionvs 6.71 million (Rome)
More arrivals per year shows how important the city is viewed internationally, and may indicate better infrastructure, such as airports, public transport, hotels, etc. Tourism is usually a major source of income of a city. Source: World Tourism Organization, 2016.
31.Noticeably higher international population living in the city
37vs 10.8 (Rome)
More people from abroad residing in the city provides a multicultural environment and may show how attractive it is for foreigners.
32.Subway operates 7 days a week, 24 hours per day
Makes it a lot easier and cheaper to get around!
33.Is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
Yesvs No (Rome)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official website, 2016.
34.One of the world largest subway system
The NYC has the most subway station in the world and every year millions people ride on it. If some one came to nyc for tour without riding on subway its tour is not complete all I think NYC is the best city in the world
35.Buy spend
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36.It's fat free
37.Less desert
there is less desert and dirt in the city
38.There are more restaurants
This is better as having more restaurants gives a larger and vast variety of food selections
It's easier to walk as there are a lot less hills to climb
2nd largest GDP for a city on Earth, behind Tokyo.
41.It is the most exciting place on the planet
There's SO much to do and see, it's never ending, safer and service is excellent.
42.Better clean water supply system
New York City's water supply system is one of the most extensive municipal water systems in the world.
43.Is not better
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44.Better public transit
The subway is open 24 hours and reaches a lot more of the city
45.Better facilities for the blind
Subway stations and sidewalks have raised dots and lines on the ground guide blind people through intersections and subway platforms. Streetlights chime different themes when the signal turns green or red
46.More Haitians
Zoe life nigga
47.Has a more fun, welcoming vibe
New York has a vibe which is very friendly and very exciting much more so than Londons
48.They are robber
we were the richest country in the worl but thwy robbed al goods and money
49.It's a truly multicultural City
London rather then being a melting pot is a collection of different etnic groups that do not really aim to create a common social ground
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2. Rome

23 Reasons why Rome is better

Comparing Rome vs New York

1.Appreciably higher average maximum temperature
20.5°Cvs 17.1°C (New York)
Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; WMO, 2016.
2.Significantly less rainy days in a year
79.4vs 121.9 (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; WMO, 2016.
3.Vastly higher average temperature/warmer
15.6°Cvs 12.7°C (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; WMO, 2016.
4.Sizably cheaper monthly public transport ticket
58.8$vs 104$ (New York)
Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's public transport website, 2016.
5.A bike sharing system
Yesvs No (New York)
Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
6.Noticeably more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
2vs 1 (New York)
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, 2016.
7.Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Yesvs No (New York)
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, 2016; city's official website, 2016.
8.Sizably lower income inequalities
0.33vs 0.47 (New York)
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, 2016.
9.Has a public health care
Yesvs No (New York)
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2016.
10.Significantly higher proportion of men
48.1%vs 47.49% (New York)
There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
11.Is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
Yesvs No (New York)
Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
12.Significantly cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
1390$vs 2838$ (New York)
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:, 2016.
13.Appreciably lower cost of one single transportation ticket
2$vs 2.5$ (New York)
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, 2016.
14.Noticeably lower murder rate
1.1vs 6.4 (New York)
Murder rate expresses number of murders per 100,000 inhabitants. Lower murder rate indicates safer city and better quality of living. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
15.Notably more sister cities
24vs 11 (New York)
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.
16.Distinctly wider total surface of the city
1285sq kmvs 1214sq km (New York)
It can be nice to live in big cities, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
17.Is a capital city
Yesvs No (New York)
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, 2016.
18.Is/was a host city of the CSD
Yesvs No (New York)
Christopher Street Day is an annual European LGBT celebration and demonstration held in various cities across Europe for the rights of LGBT people, and against discrimination and exclusion. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
19.Is/was a host city of the Olympics
Yesvs No (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
20.Is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
Yesvs No (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016
21.Much better food
tokyo has more michelin star restaurants than all European capitals combined
22.You can visit the Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain is a famous fountain where you can throw a coin for good luck.
23.Much larger territory
Rome is about 1,290 km2, when Milan is only about 180 km2. Rome is about 8 times larger than Milan, and therefore it contains a much wider variety of services.
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