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Shanghai review: 47 facts and highlights

Shanghai
Shanghai
93
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Why is Shanghai better than the average?

  • Population density
    3600 people/km²vs3894.7 people/km²
  • Number of universities
    34vs9.78
  • Cost of the monthly public transport ticket
    29.49$vs49.05$
  • Unemployment rate
    4.5%vs10.24%
  • Population
    23 millionvs1.53 million
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
    297$ billion vs99.18$ billion
  • Sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
    12vs1.59
  • Number of museums
    17vs16.43

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Demographics

1.population density

3600 people/km²

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, 2019.

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8.03 people/km²

2.median age of population

32.26 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

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Niamey

15.2 years

3.population

23 million

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, 2019.

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Shanghai

23 million

4.annual population growth

22.15%

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, 2019.

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Shanghai

22.15%

5.female population

49.56%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

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Riga

55.6%

6.male population

50.44%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; UNData, 2019.

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Doha

67%

Quality of living

1.has a public health care
Shanghai

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2019.

2. cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center

1003.19$

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.

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Thimphu

92.5$

3.income inequalities

0.44

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

4.number of universities

34

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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Tokyo

185

5.gross domestic product (GDP)

297$ billion

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

New York

1280$ billion

6.VAT

17%

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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Nassau

0%

Environment

1.average temperature

16.55°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

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32°C

2.average maximum temperature

20.2°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

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Mecca

38.2°C

3.has a seaside beach
Shanghai

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

4.green area per person

1.15m²

More m² of green areas per person indicates that a city has more green areas like parks, forests, ect. in its administrative borders which makes city more inhabitants friendly. Source: WHO, 2019.

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Sofia

1343m²

5.humidity rate

76.8%

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.

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Riyadh

28%

6.has smoking ban in public places
Shanghai

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Leisure

1.number of museums

17

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

Best

London

240

2.sporting availability (stadiums, arenas, etc.)

12

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

3.is/was a host city of the Olympics
Shanghai

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

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Transportation

1.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

0.44$

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.

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Colombo

0.1$

2.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

29.49$

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.

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Baghdad

0$

3.a bike sharing system
Shanghai

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

4.number of airports

2

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

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5

5.average commuting time

50.4 minutes

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, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Luxembourg

17 minutes

General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Shanghai

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.

2.number of billionaires

8

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

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Moscow

82

3.Global Cities Index

2.73

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, 2019.

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New York

6.35

4.has a stock exchange
Shanghai

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

5.number of corporate headquarters

6

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

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Tokyo

50

6.research institutions and think tanks

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, 2019.

Best

Moscow

112

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