73points

Seattle

70points

Washington, D.C.

Seattle
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Seattle vs Washington, D.C.

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
73
points
Seattle
70
points
Washington, D.C.

How does Seattle compare to Washington, D.C.?

  • 26.87% lower population density
    ?

    2842 people/km²vs3886 people/km²
  • 1.3% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    4.8%vs6.1%
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • 2.8°C lower average minimum temperature
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    7°Cvs9.8°C
  • Has smoking ban in public places
    ?
  • 1 more airports
    ?

    4vs3
  • Has a stock exchange
    ?

How does Washington, D.C. compare to Seattle?

  • 4.3°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    19.3°Cvs15°C
  • 7 more universities
    ?

    24vs17
  • 3.2 years younger population
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    33.9 yearsvs37.1 years
  • 57 more museums
    ?

    73vs16
  • 1 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
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    4vs3
  • 1.9% higher proportion of women
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    52.7%vs50.8%
  • 185 more embassies
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    185vs0
  • 28 more prestigious think tanks
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    28vs0

Demographics

1.population density
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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, 2020.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

2842 people/km²

3886 people/km²

2.median age of population
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Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

37.1 years

33.9 years

3.population
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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.

Best

Mumbai

24.4 million

0.62 million

0.62 million

4.female population
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The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.

Best

Riga

55.6%

50.8%

52.7%

5.male population
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The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; UNData, 2020.

Best

Doha

67%

49.2%

47.3%

6.Facebook users
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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.

Best

Accra

85.05%

50.1%

50.7%

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
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Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2020.

For example

San Jose, CA, United States

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Washington, D.C.
2.unemployment rate
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Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Port Louis

0%

4.8%

6.1%

3.number of universities
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Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Best

Tokyo

185

17

24

4.Big Mac Index
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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, 2020.

Best

Agra

1.89$

4.07$

4.07$

Environment

1.average maximum temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

15°C

19.3°C

2.has a seaside beach
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
3.has lake/s
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
4.has mountains nearby
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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.

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
5.average minimum temperature
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; WMO, 2020.

Best

Ulan Bator

-7.9°C

7°C

9.8°C

6.has river/s
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Seattle
Washington, D.C.

Leisure

1.number of museums
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official website, 2020.

Best

London

240

16

73

2.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks
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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.

Best

Kyoto

17

0

0

3.sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2020.

Best

London

13

3

4

4.is a site of pilgrimage for world religion
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It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

For example

Luang Prabang

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
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Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

For example

Turin

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
6.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, 2020.

For example

Dresden

Seattle
Washington, D.C.

Transportation

1.a bike sharing system
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Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

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

Best

London

5

4

3

3.average commuting time
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Cities with shorter average commuting time have usually better organized public transportation system which allows citizens to waste less time in a traffic. Source: Wikipedia, 2020; city's official stats, 2020.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

28 minutes

33.9 minutes

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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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.

For example

Nagoya

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
2.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, 2020.

Best

Brussels

200

0

185

3.research institutions and think tanks
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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.

Best

Moscow

112

0

28

4.has a stock exchange
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Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
5.is a capital city
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National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.

Seattle
Washington, D.C.
6.Gambling is legal within the city
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Source: city's official website, 2020.

Seattle
Washington, D.C.

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