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Top 15%1,344 points
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13 cities
3.83 million - 5.75 million
NaN% of all citiesYes
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population
population density
average temperature
VAT
rainy days
3.97
million
0.80
million
Shanghai
23 million
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Los Angeles vs San Francisco: 45 facts in comparison

1. average maximum temperature

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
24.20°C
Mecca: 38.10°C
18.40°C

2. rainy days

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
35.70
Osaka: 1
73

3. number of universities

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
2
Tokyo: 185
25

4. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
19.10°C
Mecca: 31.30°C
14.57°C

5. has a seaside beach

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Los Angeles
San Francisco
44% have it

6. 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.
3198 people/km²
Rovaniemi: 8.03 people/km²
6633 people/km²

7. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
8.70%
Port Louis: 0%
7.80%

8. population

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.
3.97 million
Shanghai: 23 million
0.80 million

9. 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.
75$
Phuket city: 1$
71$

10. 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.
34.20 years
Niamey: 15.2 years
38.50 years

11. 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.
3
London: 13
1

12. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Los Angeles
San Francisco
57% have it

13. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
92
London: 240
48

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, 2017.
4.07$
Agra: 1.89$
4.07$

15. has mountains nearby

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Los Angeles
San Francisco
52% have it

16. number of billionaires

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2017.
20
Moscow: 82
18

17. 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.
0
Kyoto: 17
0

18. 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.
0.70%
Shanghai: 22.15%
0.90%

19. 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.
0.47
Beijing: 0.22
0.80

20. 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.
14.10°C
Ulan Bator: -7.01°C
10.70°C

21. VAT

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
9%
Nassau: 0%
10%

22. 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.
2
London: 5
2

23. female population

There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
50.20%
Riga: 55.60%
49.30%

24. male population

There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
49.80%
Doha: 67%
50.73%

25. 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.
3.94
New York: 6.35
2.89

26. level of corruption

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2017.
7.10
Wellington: 9.50
7.10

27. average salary

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
3592$
Zurich: 7730$
4496$

28. 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.
1880$
Sarajevo: 301$
2634$

29. 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.
1.75$
Tirana: 0.20$
2$

30. number of corporate headquarters

The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2017.
1
Tokyo: 50
2

31. 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.
25
London: 104
19

32. 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.
1302sq km
Dubai City: 4114sq km
600sq km

33. lower average price of a litre of milk

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: numbeo.com, 2017.
0.94$
Lisbon: 0.83$
1.16$

34. Gambling is legal within the city

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Los Angeles
San Francisco
69% have it

35. has river/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Los Angeles
San Francisco
75% have it

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