88points

New York

84points

Singapore

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New York vs Singapore

New York
Singapore
New York
Singapore
88
points
New York
84
points
Singapore

Why is New York better than Singapore?

  • 10 more universities
    ?

    18vs8
  • 3.32million more inhabitants
    ?

    8.5 millionvs5.18 million
  • 965.09$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    1280$ billion vs314.911$ billion
  • 1318.58$ higher average salary
    ?

    4370.9$vs3052.32$
  • 2 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    3vs1
  • 1.5year younger population
    ?

    35.5 yearsvs37 years
  • 71 more museums
    ?

    89vs18
  • 1 more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
    ?

    1vs0

Why is Singapore better than New York?

  • 15.2°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    32.3°Cvs17.1°C
  • 16.5°C higher average temperature
    ?

    29.2°Cvs12.7°C
  • 92.82% lower population density
    ?

    731.5 people/km²vs10194 people/km²
  • 44.59$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    71.91$vs116.5$
  • 4.2% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    1.9%vs6.1%
  • 966.07$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    2035.21$vs3001.28$
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • Has a public health care
    ?

Demographics

1. lower population density
?

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

10194 people/km²

731.5 people/km²

2. younger population
?

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

35.5 years

37 years

3. more inhabitants
?

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

8.5 million

5.18 million

4. faster population growth
?

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%

0.9%

2.1%

5. higher proportion of women
?

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

52.51%

50.8%

6. more ethnic groups
?

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

18

4

Quality of living

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

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$

3001.28$

2035.21$

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.

New York
Singapore
3. lower income inequalities
?

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

0.47

0.47

4. lower VAT
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

8.8%

7%

5. higher gross domestic product (GDP)
?

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

1280$ billion

314.91$ billion

6. more universities
?

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

Best

Tokyo

185

18

8

Environment

1. higher average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

12.7°C

29.2°C

2. higher average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

17.1°C

32.3°C

3. smaller 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, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Riyadh

28%

68%

84.2%

4.has a seaside beach
?

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

New York
Singapore
5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

New York
Singapore
6.has lake/s
?

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

New York
Singapore

Leisure

1. more museums
?

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

Best

London

240

89

18

2. more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
?

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. more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
?

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 a Top 50 World Festival host
?

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.

New York
Singapore
5.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
?

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

New York
Singapore

Transportation

1. cheaper 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$

116.5$

71.91$

2. lower cost of one 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$

2.75$

1.29$

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.

New York
Singapore
4. more 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

3

1

5. more efficient traffic (IBM)
?

The Commuter Pain Index is comprised of 10 issues: 1) commuting time, 2) time stuck in traffic, agreement that: 3) price of gas is already too high, 4) traffic has gotten worse, 5) start-­‐stop traffic is a problem, 6) driving causes stress, 7) driving causes anger, 8) traffic affects work, 9) traffic so bad driving stopped, and 10) decided not to make trip due to traffic. Source: IBM, 2019.

Best

Montreal

21

28

44

General info

1. wider total surface of the city
?

It can be nice to live in big cities, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.

Best

Dubai City

4114sq km

1214sq km

716sq km

2.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.

New York
Singapore
3. more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
?

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

Best

Moscow

82

39

5

4. lower level of corruption
?

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

Best

Wellington

9.5

7.1

9.2

5. better globally connected
?

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

6.35

3.2

6.has a stock exchange
?

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

New York
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