78points

San Francisco

76points

Vancouver

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46 facts in comparison

San Francisco vs Vancouver

San Francisco
Vancouver
78
points
San Francisco
76
points
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 millionvs0.6035 million
  • 231$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    326$ billion vs95$ billion
  • 2 659.56$ higher average salary
    ?

    4 817.46$vs2157.9$
  • 3.4 years younger population
    ?

    38.5 yearsvs41.9 years
  • 41 more museums
    ?

    48vs7

How does Vancouver compare to San Francisco?

  • 20.87% lower population density
    ?

    5249 people/km²vs6633 people/km²
  • 4.3$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    68.7$vs73$
  • 0.2% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    7.6%vs7.8%
  • 2 019.3 600 000 000 001$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1 273.06$vs3292.42$
  • Has a public health care
    ?
  • A bike sharing system
    ?
  • Has smoking ban in public places
    ?
  • 0.36 lower income inequalities
    ?

    0.44vs0.8

Demographics

1.population density
?

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but this becomes an issue if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

6633 people/km²

5249 people/km²

2.median age of population
?

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

38.5 years

41.9 years

3.population
?

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 centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

0.8 million

0.6 million

4.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, 2019.

Best

Accra

85.05%

50.2%

53.59%

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$

3 292.42$

1 273.06$

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.

San Francisco
Vancouver
3.unemployment rate
?

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Port Louis

0%

7.8%

7.6%

4.average salary
?

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

Best

Zurich

5 827.24$

4 817.46$

2 157.9$

5.VAT
?

The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

10%

5%

6.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

0.8

0.44

Environment

1.average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

14.57°C

11.5°C

2.average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

18.4°C

14.5°C

3.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%

73%

70.3%

4.has a seaside beach
?

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

San Francisco
Vancouver
5.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

San Francisco
Vancouver
6.has lake/s
?

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

San Francisco
Vancouver

Leisure

1.number of museums
?

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

Best

London

240

48

7

2.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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

0

0

3.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, 2019.

Best

London

13

1

1

4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
?

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Luang Prabang

San Francisco
Vancouver
5.is/was a host city of the CSD
?

Christopher Street Day is an annual European LGBT celebration and demonstration held in various cities across Europe for the rights of LGBT people, and against discrimination and exclusion. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

For example

Dresden

San Francisco
Vancouver
6.is/was a host city of the Olympics
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

San Francisco
Vancouver

Transportation

1.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, 2019; city's public transport website, 2019.

Best

Baghdad

0$

73$

68.7$

2.Price of a 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$

2.25$

2.03$

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.

San Francisco
Vancouver
4.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, 2019.

Best

London

5

2

1

General info

1.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.

For example

Nagoya

San Francisco
Vancouver
2.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

8.7

3.number of billionaires
?

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

Best

New York

103

18

2

4.number of corporate headquarters
?

The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2019.

Best

Tokyo

50

2

1

5.research institutions and think tanks
?

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, 2019.

Best

Moscow

112

0

1

6.has a stock exchange
?

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

For example

San José, Costa Rica

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