Wellington review: 40 facts and highlights


How does Wellington compare to the average?

  • Population density

    890 people/km²vs3917.04 people/km²
  • Unemployment rate

  • Average salary

    3 406.96$vs1 698.51$
  • Average minimum temperature

  • VAT

  • Quality of living

  • Number of international embassies

  • Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants



1.population density

890 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

0.3 million

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The average population growth rate reflects the annual increase or decrease in population. Currently, the world’s population is growing at a rate of approximately 1.07% per year. The higher the growth, the more dynamic society feels. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The percentage of Facebook users among a whole city population indicates how familiar are city’s inhabitants with web 2.0 and shows how popular the social media are. Source: Socialbakers, 2021.

Quality of living

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the value and productivity of an economy. It measures the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. To reflect the differences in the cost of living and inflation rates, we show the GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP). Sources: Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook, 2021.
The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
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, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021.


Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
4.has lake/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
There are mountains at a distance of maximum 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the city. Mountains are considered to have an elevation of at least 1,000 m (3,300 ft). Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.
8.has river/s
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
A cleaner city is more pleasant to live in and is better for the health of its inhabitants. Source: Clearwater Technology, 2021.


Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's public transport website, 2021.
A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
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, 2021.
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

General info

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2021.
The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2021.
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
4.is a capital city
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
Source: city's official website, 2021.

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