ShanghaiTokyo
Top 13%1,352 points
Top 13%
Top 8%1,428 points
Top 8%
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Top 45%
8 cities
21.08 million - 23 million
NaN% of all citiesYes
No
population
population density
average temperature
gross domestic product (GDP)
VAT
rainy days
23
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13.18
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Shanghai
23 million
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Shanghai vs Tokyo: 36 facts in comparison

1. average maximum temperature

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
20.2°C
Mecca: 38.1°C
19.9°C
181
0

2. rainy days

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
129
大阪市: 1
114
168
0

3. number of universities

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
34
Tokyo: 185
185
159
0

4. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
16.55°C
Mecca: 31.3°C
16.4°C
158
0

5. has a seaside beach

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
44% have it
146
0

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.
3600 people/km²
Rovaniemi: 8.03 people/km²
6000 people/km²
139
0

7. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
4.5%
порт-Луї: 0%
4.6%
135
0

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.
23 million
Shanghai: 23 million
13.18 million
129
0

9. gross domestic product (GDP)

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
297$ billion
New York: 1280$ billion
910.9$ billion
118
0

10. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
56% have it
113
0

11. 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.
32.26 years
Ніамей: 15.2 years
44.7 years
112
0

12. 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.
12
London: 13
5
110
0

13. 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, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
27% have it
108
0

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.
2.27$
Calcutta: 1.89$
4.08$
100
0

15. number of billionaires

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2017.
8
Moscow: 82
11
96
0

16. 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.
22.15%
Shanghai: 22.15%
0.77%
95
0

17. 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.
0.44
Пекін: 0.22
0.25
93
0

18. 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, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
47% have it
90
0

19. 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, 2017; WMO, 2017.
76.8%
Ріяд: 28%
61.9%
90
0

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.
12.9°C
乌兰巴托: -7.01°C
12.9°C
86
0

21. VAT

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
17%
拿騷: 0%
5%
84
0

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
77
0

23. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Shanghai
53% have it
75
0

24. 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, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
81% have it
70
0

25. female population

There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
49.56%
Riga: 55.6%
52%
69
0

26. male population

There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
50.44%
Doha: 67%
48%
68
0

27. 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.
2.73
New York: 6.35
4.99
68
0

28. number of corporate headquarters

The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2017.
6
Tokyo: 50
50
56
0

29. is a capital city

The status of a capital city indicates a great importance of a city for its country, especially for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
65% have it
54
0

30. maximum income tax

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
45%
Нешвілл: 0%
40%
50
0

31. Gambling is legal within the city

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
68% have it
47
0

32. has river/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
73% have it
46
0

33. has a stock exchange

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
67% have it
44
0

34. is/was a host city of the Olympics

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
Shanghai
Tokyo
12% have it
42
0

35. minimum income tax

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
5%
Wroclaw: 0%
5%
41
0

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