84points

Singapore

76points

Sydney

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Singapore vs Sydney

Singapore
Sydney
Singapore
Sydney
84
points
Singapore
76
points
Sydney

Why is Singapore better than Sydney?

  • 9.8°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    32.3°Cvs22.5°C
  • 11.5°C higher average temperature
    ?

    29.2°Cvs17.7°C
  • 47.09$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    71.91$vs119$
  • 4.1% lower unemployment rate
    ?

    1.9%vs6%
  • Has lake/s
    ?
  • A bike sharing system
    ?
  • 3% lower VAT
    ?

    7%vs10%
  • 1.73$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    1.29$vs3.02$

Why is Sydney better than Singapore?

  • 43.27% lower population density
    ?

    415 people/km²vs731.5 people/km²
  • 1 more universities
    ?

    9vs8
  • 0.22million more inhabitants
    ?

    5.4 millionvs5.18 million
  • 94.48$ cheaper cost of one-bedroom apartment in the city center
    ?

    1940.73$vs2035.21$
  • 94.99$ billion higher gross domestic product (GDP)
    ?

    409.9$ billion vs314.911$ billion
  • 418.36$ higher average salary
    ?

    3470.68$vs3052.32$
  • 1 more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
    ?

    2vs1
  • 3year younger population
    ?

    34 yearsvs37 years

Demographics

1. lower 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, 2019.

Best

Rovaniemi

8.03 people/km²

731.5 people/km²

415 people/km²

2. younger population
?

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

Best

Niamey

15.2 years

37 years

34 years

3. more inhabitants
?

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.

Best

Shanghai

23 million

5.18 million

5.4 million

4. faster 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, 2019.

Best

Shanghai

22.15%

2.1%

2.5%

5. higher proportion of women
?

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

Best

Riga

55.6%

50.8%

50.5%

6. more ethnic groups
?

More different ethnic groups are the source of more diverse society but also give higher possibility of social tensions. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Shenzhen

56

4

10

Quality of living

1. 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, 2019.

Best

Thimphu

92.5$

2035.21$

1940.73$

2.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, 2019.

Singapore
Sydney
3. lower VAT
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Nassau

0%

7%

10%

4. higher gross domestic product (GDP)
?

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

Best

New York

1280$ billion

314.91$ billion

409.9$ billion

5. more universities
?

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

Best

Tokyo

185

8

9

6. lower unemployment rate
?

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2019; city's official stats, 2019.

Best

Port Louis

0%

1.9%

6%

Environment

1. higher average temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

32°C

29.2°C

17.7°C

2. higher average maximum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Mecca

38.2°C

32.3°C

22.5°C

3.has a seaside beach
?

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

Singapore
Sydney
4.has smoking ban in public places
?

Source: city's official website, 2019.

Singapore
Sydney
5.has lake/s
?

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

Singapore
Sydney
6. lower average minimum temperature
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019; WMO, 2019.

Best

Ulan Bator

-7.9°C

26°C

14.5°C

Leisure

1. more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
?

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, 2019.

Best

Kyoto

17

0

3

2. more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
?

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

1

2

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

Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Singapore
Sydney
4.is/was a host city of the FIFA World Cup
?

Source: Wikipedia, 2019

For example

Cancun

Singapore
Sydney
5.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
?

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

For example

New York

Singapore
Sydney

Transportation

1. cheaper monthly public transport ticket
?

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.

Best

Baghdad

0$

71.91$

119$

2. 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, 2019.

Best

Colombo

0.1$

1.29$

3.02$

3.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, 2019.

Singapore
Sydney
4. more airports
?

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

London

5

1

1

General info

1.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, 2019; city's official website, 2019.

Singapore
Sydney
2. more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
?

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

Best

Moscow

82

5

5

3. lower level of corruption
?

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2019.

Best

Wellington

9.5

9.2

8.8

4. better globally connected
?

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.

Best

New York

6.35

3.2

3.13

5. more international corporate headquarters
?

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

Best

Tokyo

50

2

3

6. more prestigious 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, 2019.

Best

Moscow

112

2

1

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