Sydney
Top 24%1,256 points
Top 24%
Key facts and figures

Sydney: 52 facts and highlights

1. average maximum temperature

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

2. number of universities

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

3. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

4. has a seaside beach

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

5. 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.

6. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.

7. population

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, 2017.

8. 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.

9. gross domestic product (GDP)

The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

10. 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.

11. 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. 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.

13. number of billionaires

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

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.
Sydney
49% have it

17. 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.

18. VAT

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

19. 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.

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

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
Sydney
28% have it

21. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
Sydney
55% have it

22. 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.
Sydney
79% have it

23. average salary

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.

24. female population

There are more women than men living in the city. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.

25. 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.

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