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Singapore review: 60 facts and highlights

Singapore
Singapore

Why is Singapore better than the average?

  • Average maximum temperature
    32.3°Cvs22.66°C
  • Average temperature
    29.2°Cvs17.99°C
  • Population density
    731.5 people/km²vs3894.7 people/km²
  • Unemployment rate
    1.9%vs10.24%
  • Population
    5.18 millionvs1.53 million
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
    314.91$ billion vs99.18$ billion
  • Number of museums
    18vs16.43
  • Average salary
    3052.32$vs1718.08$

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Demographics

1.median age of population

37 years

Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official stats, 2018.

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Niamey

15.2 years

2.population density

731.5 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, 2018.

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8.03 people/km²

3.population

5.18 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, 2018.

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Shanghai

23 million

4.annual population growth

2.1%

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, 2018.

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Shanghai

22.15%

5.female population

50.8%

The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; UNData, 2018.

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Riga

55.6%

6.male population

49.2%

The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; UNData, 2018.

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67%

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Quality of living

1.has a public health care
Singapore

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2018.

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

2035.21$

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, 2018.

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Thimphu

92.5$

3.income inequalities

0.47

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, 2018.

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Beijing

0.22

4.number of universities

8

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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Tokyo

185

5.gross domestic product (GDP)

314.91$ billion

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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1280$ billion

6.VAT

7%

Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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Nassau

0%

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Environment

1.average temperature

29.2°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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32°C

2.humidity rate

84.2%

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, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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28%

3.average maximum temperature

32.3°C

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; WMO, 2018.

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38.2°C

4.has a seaside beach
Singapore

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

5.has smoking ban in public places
Singapore

Source: city's official website, 2018.

6.has lake/s
Singapore

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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Leisure

1.UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

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, 2018.

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Kyoto

17

2.number of museums

18

Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

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240

3.number of public WiFi spots

103

City with more public wireless spots provides easier and wider access to Internet. Source: city's official website, 2018.

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St. Petersburg

696

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

1

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2018.

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London

13

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Transportation

1.Tek kişilik ulaşım bileti

1.29$

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, 2018.

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Colombo

0.1$

2.cost of the monthly public transport ticket

71.91$

Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2018; city's public transport website, 2018.

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0$

3.a bike sharing system
Singapore

Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

4.number of airports

1

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

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London

5

5.Commuter Pain Index

44

The Commuter Pain Index is comprised of 10 issues: 1) commuting time, 2) time stuck in traffic, agreement that: 3) price of gas is already too high, 4) traffic has gotten worse, 5) start-­‐stop traffic is a problem, 6) driving causes stress, 7) driving causes anger, 8) traffic affects work, 9) traffic so bad driving stopped, and 10) decided not to make trip due to traffic. Source: IBM, 2018.

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Montreal

21

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General info

1.possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Singapore

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, 2018; city's official website, 2018.

2. wider total surface of the city

716sq km

It can be nice to live in big cities, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.

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4114sq km

3.number of international embassies

66

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2018.

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Brussels

200

4.number of billionaires

5

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2018.

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Moscow

82

5.has a stock exchange
Singapore

Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centres influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2018.

6.Global Cities Index

3.2

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, 2018.

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New York

6.35

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