Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.
2. 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, 2018.
Rovaniemi: 8.03 people/km²
3. 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, 2018; city's public transport website, 2018.
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, 2018.
Shanghai: 23 million
5. unemployment rate
Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.
Port Louis: 0%
6. has mountains nearby
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, 2018; city's official website, 2018.
52% have it
7. median age of population
Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.
Niamey: 15.2 years
8. sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2018.
9. 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, 2018.
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, 2018.
32% have it
11. female population
The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; UNData, 2018.
12. 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, 2018.
13. number of billionaires
Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2018.
14. 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, 2018.