82points

San Francisco

74points

Vancouver

San Francisco
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44 facts in comparison

San Francisco vs Vancouver

San Francisco
Vancouver
82
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San Francisco
74
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Vancouver

How does San Francisco compare to Vancouver?

  • 3.9°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    18.4°Cvs14.5°C
  • 3.07°C higher average temperature
    ?

    14.57°Cvs11.5°C
  • 20 more universities
    ?

    25vs5
  • 0.2million more inhabitants
    ?

    0.8 millionvs0.6 million
  • 2 659.56$ higher average salary
    ?

    4 817.46$vs2157.9$
  • 231$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
    ?

    326$ billion vs95$ billion
  • 3.4 years younger population
    ?

    38.5 yearsvs41.9 years
  • 41 more museums
    ?

    48vs7

How does Vancouver compare to San Francisco?

  • 4.3$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    68.7$vs73$
  • 20.87% lower population density
    ?

    5249 people/km²vs6633 people/km²
  • 0.2% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    7.6%vs7.8%
  • 2 019.36$ cheaper cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 273.06$vs3292.42$
  • Has public health care
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  • 0.22$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    2.03$vs2.25$
  • 2.3°C lower average minimum temperature
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    8.4°Cvs10.7°C
  • 0.36 lower income inequalities
    ?

    0.44vs0.8

Demographics

1.population density

6633 people/km²

5249 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
2.population

0.8 million

0.6 million

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.median age of population

38.5 years

41.9 years

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
4.Facebook users

50.2%

53.59%

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, 2020.

Quality of living

1.unemployment rate

7.8%

7.6%

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
2.number of universities

25

5

Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the city center

3 292.42$

1 273.06$

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, 2020.
4.average salary

4 817.46$

2 157.90$

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.
5.has public health care
San Francisco
Vancouver
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.
6.gross domestic product (GDP)

326$ billion

95$ billion

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the value and productivity of an economy. It measures the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. To reflect the differences in the cost of living and inflation rates, we show the GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP). Sources: Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook, 2020.

Environment

1.average maximum temperature

18.4°C

14.5°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
2.average temperature

14.57°C

11.5°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.
3.has a seaside beach
San Francisco
Vancouver
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
4.has lake/s
San Francisco
Vancouver
Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
5.has mountains nearby
San Francisco
Vancouver
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
6.average minimum temperature

10.7°C

8.4°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Leisure

1.number of museums

48

7

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
2.sports facilities (stadiums, arenas with 20,000+ seats)

2

1

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.
3.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

0

0

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, 2020.
4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
San Francisco
Vancouver
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
San Francisco
Vancouver
Source: Wikipedia, 2020
6.is/was a host city of the Olympics
San Francisco
Vancouver
Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Transportation

1.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

73$

68.7$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's public transport website, 2020.
2.has a bike-sharing system
San Francisco
Vancouver
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
3.price of a single transportation ticket

2.25$

2.03$

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, 2020.
4.number of airports

2

1

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
San Francisco
Vancouver
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, 2020; city's official website, 2020.
2.number of billionaires

18

2

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2020.
3.research institutions and think tanks

0

1

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, 2020.
4.has a stock exchange
San Francisco
Vancouver
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
5.is a capital city
San Francisco
Vancouver
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
6.Gambling is legal within the city
San Francisco
Vancouver
Source: city's official website, 2020.

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