Dubai CitySingapore
Top 15%1,380 points
Top 15%
Top 8%1,491 points
Top 8%
vs
1.Population
2.Population density
3.Average temperature
4.Gross domestic product (GDP)
5.Rainy days
Key facts and figures
Population
Number of cities
LowMidHigh
Top 84%
13 cities
3.83 million - 5.75 million
NaN% of all citiesYes
No
2.26
million
5.18
million
Shanghai
23 million
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Dubai City vs Singapore: 43 facts in comparison

1. average maximum temperature

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
33.40°C
Mecca: 38.10°C
31°C

2. rainy days

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
28
Osaka: 1
178

3. number of universities

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
46
Tokyo: 185
8

4. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
27.50°C
Mecca: 31.30°C
27.50°C

5. has a seaside beach

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Dubai City
Singapore
44% have it

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.
400 people/km²
Rovaniemi: 8.03 people/km²
731.50 people/km²

7. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
0.40%
Port Louis: 0%
1.90%

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.
2.26 million
Shanghai: 23 million
5.18 million

9. 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, 2017; city's public transport website, 2017.
43$
Phuket city: 1$
71.70$

10. gross domestic product (GDP)

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
82.10$ billion
New York: 1280$ billion
314.91$ billion

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.
27 years
Niamey: 15.2 years
37 years

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.
1
London: 13
1

13. has lake/s

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
Dubai City
Singapore
57% have it

14. 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.
Dubai City
Singapore
30% have it

15. 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.
2.67$
Agra: 1.89$
3.65$

16. number of billionaires

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2017.
4
Moscow: 82
5

17. 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, 2017.
0
Kyoto: 17
0

18. 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.
8%
Shanghai: 22.15%
2.10%

19. 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.
Dubai City
Singapore
49% have it

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.
22.30°C
Ulan Bator: -7.01°C
24.10°C

21. 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
1

22. Didn't have a major natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, flood) during last 100 years

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
Dubai City
Singapore
28% have it

23. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Dubai City
Singapore
55% have it

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.
Dubai City
Singapore
79% have it

25. average salary

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.
3323$
Zurich: 5827.24$
3088.45$

26. 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.
2.30
New York: 6.35
3.20

27. level of corruption

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2017.
6.80
Wellington: 9.50
9.20

28. 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, 2017.
1764$
Antananarivo: 226.16$
2027.42$

29. 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, 2017.
2
Brussels: 200
66

30. lower cost of one 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, 2017.
1.30$
Antananarivo: 0.13$
1.27$

31. lower average price of a litre of milk

This can help estimate the average cost of groceries and the overall cost of living of the city. An average cheaper litre of milk may mean that the city is less expensive to live in. Source: numbeo.com, 2017.
1.40$
Antananarivo: 0.49$
2.10$

32. number of public WiFi spots

City with more public wireless spots provides easier and wider access to Internet. Source: city's official website, 2017.
22
St. Petersburg: 696
103

33. wider total surface of the city

It can be nice to live in big cities, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
4114sq km
Dubai City: 4114sq km
716sq km

34. 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.
Dubai City
Singapore
52% have it

35. 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, 2017.
1
Moscow: 112
2

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