Comparing Tokyo vs New York

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1. Tokyo

27 Reasons why Tokyo is better

Comparing Tokyo vs New York

1.Notably higher average maximum temperature
19.9°Cvs 17.1°C (New York)
Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; WMO, 2016.
2.Explicitly less rainy days in a year
114vs 121.9 (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; WMO, 2016.
3.Significantly lower unemployment rate
4.6%vs 7.8% (New York)
Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
4.Notably higher average temperature/warmer
16.4°Cvs 12.7°C (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; WMO, 2016.
5.Substantially more universities
185vs 18 (New York)
Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
6.Sizably lower population density
6000 people/km²vs 10518 people/km² (New York)
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, 2016.
7.Noticeably more inhabitants
13.18 millionvs 8.24 million (New York)
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, 2016.
8.Has lake/s
Yesvs No (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official website, 2016.
9.A bike sharing system
Yesvs No (New York)
Bike sharing system makes a city more cyclist friendly, shows city’s pro cyclist attitude and gives new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
10.Sizably lower level of corruption
8vs 7.1 (New York)
Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2016.
11.Noticeably more big sport facilities (stadiums, arenas, ect.)
5vs 3 (New York)
With more large sport facilities (20,000 seats +), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source:, 2016.
12.Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
Yesvs No (New York)
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, 2016; city's official website, 2016.
13.Significantly lower income inequalities
0.25vs 0.47 (New York)
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, 2016.
14.Noticeably smaller humidity rate
61.9%vs 68% (New York)
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, 2016; WMO, 2016.
15.Substantially more international corporate headquarters
50vs 18 (New York)
The presence of corporate headquarters shows global economic significance and can offer employment opportunities. Source: CNNMoney, 2016.
16.Has a public health care
Yesvs No (New York)
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2016.
17.Is/was a host city of the Olympics
Yesvs No (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
18.Vastly lower VAT
5%vs 10% (New York)
Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
19.Is a capital city
Yesvs No (New York)
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, 2016.
20.Gambling is legal within the city
Yesvs No (New York)
Source: city's official website, 2016.
21.Sizably higher proportion of men
48%vs 47.49% (New York)
There's an oversupply of male population which can be good for single women. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
22.It has lots of canals
Canals in a city look nice, offer a place to relax and can be used for boating.
23.Much better food
tokyo has more michelin star restaurants than all European capitals combined
24.Much more advanced public transport
Tokyo has the most extensive urban railway network and the most used in the world with 40 million passengers in the metro area daily. There are 882 interconnected rail stations in the Tokyo Metropolis, 282 of which are Subway stations,
25.It is a technology based city in the world
26.More automated bike and car parking facilities
Save spaces and congestion in the city
27.It is because it is a technology based city in the world
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2. New York

27 Reasons why New York is better

Comparing New York vs Tokyo

1.Sizably higher gross domestic product (GDP)
1280$ billionvs 910.9$ billion (Tokyo)
The level of GDP shows how rich and productive the city is. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
2.Measurably younger population
35.5 yearsvs 44.7 years (Tokyo)
Cities with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
3.Explicitly better globally connected
6.35vs 4.99 (Tokyo)
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, 2016.
4.Slightly cheaper Big Macs (Big Mac Index)
4.07$vs 4.08$ (Tokyo)
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, 2016.
5.A tad higher proportion of women
52.51%vs 52% (Tokyo)
There's an oversupply of female population which can be good for single men. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; city's official stats, 2016.
6.Has smoking ban in public places
Yesvs No (Tokyo)
Source: city's official website, 2016.
7.Distinctly more landmarks from UNESCO World Heritage list
1vs 0 (Tokyo)
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, 2016.
8.Clearly faster population growth
0.9%vs 0.77% (Tokyo)
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, 2016.
9.Substantially more billionaires from annual Forbes report residing within the city
39vs 11 (Tokyo)
Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2016.
10.Appreciably lower average minimum temperature
8.8°Cvs 12.9°C (Tokyo)
It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2016; WMO, 2016.
11.Sizably more airports
3vs 2 (Tokyo)
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2016.
12.Is a Top 50 World Festival host
Yesvs No (Tokyo)
Every year the city is host to a festival included in the list of the top 50 World Festivals. A well-known festival shows a better cultural and entertainment agenda and attracts a bigger number of tourists. Source:, 2016.
13.Subway operates 7 days a week, 24 hours per day
Makes it a lot easier and cheaper to get around!
2nd largest GDP for a city on Earth, behind Tokyo.
15.One of the world largest subway system
The NYC has the most subway station in the world and every year millions people ride on it. If some one came to nyc for tour without riding on subway its tour is not complete all I think NYC is the best city in the world
16.Better public transit
The subway is open 24 hours and reaches a lot more of the city
17.Buy spend
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18.It's fat free
19.Less desert
there is less desert and dirt in the city
20.There are more restaurants
This is better as having more restaurants gives a larger and vast variety of food selections
It's easier to walk as there are a lot less hills to climb
22.It is the most exciting place on the planet
There's SO much to do and see, it's never ending, safer and service is excellent.
23.Is not better
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24.Has a more fun, welcoming vibe
New York has a vibe which is very friendly and very exciting much more so than Londons
25.They are robber
we were the richest country in the worl but thwy robbed al goods and money
26.It's a truly multicultural City
London rather then being a melting pot is a collection of different etnic groups that do not really aim to create a common social ground
27.Better clean water supply system
New York City's water supply system is one of the most extensive municipal water systems in the world.
New York
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