Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
2. number of universities
Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
3. average temperature
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
4. 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, 2017.
Rovaniemi: 8.03 people/km²
5. unemployment rate
Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
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, 2017.
Shanghai: 23 million
7. 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, 2017; city's public transport website, 2017.
Phuket city: 1$
8. median age of population
Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
Ніамей: 15.2 years
9. sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
With more large sport facilities (20,000 seats +), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2017.
10. 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, 2017.
27% have it
11. number of museums
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
12. Big Mac Index
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, 2017.
13. number of billionaires
Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2017.
14. annual 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, 2017.
15. 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, 2017.
16. 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, 2017.
17. 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, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
47% have it
18. average minimum temperature
It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
20. 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, 2017.
21. Didn't have a major natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, flood) during last 100 years
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
29% have it
22. has smoking ban in public places
Source: city's official website, 2017.
53% have it
23. 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, 2017.
81% have it
24. level of corruption
Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2017.
25. average salary
Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
26. female population
There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
27. male population
There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
28. 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, 2017.
New York: 6.35
29. 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, 2017.
30. number of international embassies
The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2017.
31. Facebook users
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, 2017.
32. 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, 2017.
33. number of corporate headquarters
The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2017.
34. more 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.
35. 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.