78points

Houston

92points

Mexico City

Houston
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Houston vs Mexico City

Houston
Mexico City

How does Houston compare to Mexico City?

  • 3.4°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    27.1°Cvs23.7°C
  • 4.7°C higher average temperature
    ?

    22.4°Cvs17.7°C
  • 74.83% lower population density
    ?

    1510 people/km²vs6000 people/km²
  • Has a seaside beach
    ?
  • 4 917.67$ higher average salary
    ?

    5 574.50$vs656.83$
  • 7.75% lower VAT
    ?

    8.25%vs16%
  • 0.3% higher population growth rate
    ?

    2.1%vs1.8%
  • 1 more airports
    ?

    2vs1

How does Mexico City compare to Houston?

  • 27.24$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    12.76$vs40.00$
  • 1.9% lower unemployment rate
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    3.7%vs5.6%
  • 751.77$ cheaper rent for a one-bedroom apartment
    ?

    682.81$vs1 434.58$
  • 6.75million more inhabitants
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    8.84 millionvs2.09 million
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 49$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    390$ billion vs341$ billion
  • 0.95$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
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    0.30$vs1.25$
  • 5.9°C lower average minimum temperature
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    11.8°Cvs17.7°C

User reviews

Overall Rating

Houston
8.0
3 User reviews
Houston
8.0/10
3 User reviews
Mexico City
9.4
5 User reviews
Mexico City
9.4/10
5 User reviews

Features

Safety

7.7/10
3 votes
8.2/10
5 votes

Walkability

4.7/10
3 votes
8.0/10
5 votes

Job opportunities

7.0/10
3 votes
8.8/10
5 votes

Public transport

6.7/10
3 votes
7.8/10
5 votes

Food and drink

10.0/10
3 votes
9.6/10
5 votes

Comments

Shubham

Shubham

5 months ago

10 / 10

Amazing

Shubham

Shubham

5 months ago

10 / 10

Pros

  • On,y pros no cons

Cons

    1 users found this helpful
    Neandrea

    Neandrea

    28 days ago

    6 / 10

    Houston....ehhhh

    Neandrea

    Neandrea

    28 days ago

    6 / 10

    I have lived in Houston an accumulative 23 years, I have lived in Jacksonville, Florida as a young child for 9 years and lived my more memorable formative years in Plymouth, Minnesota for 8 of my 40yrs. Safety: in reality it's always best to be aware of your surroundings anywhere, Houston isn't a sleepy low populated town, it is a booming Metropolis with over millions, homeless population is pretty high, not to say they are malicious, but they WILL approach you, any stranger approaching me "off guard" makes me nervous Walk Ability: nil, of course there are side walks, living spaces near many eating and shopping places within 5 min walking in downtown, midtown, upper Kirby, the heights, rice village, city center in memorial city but these are expensive gentrified urban small areas of Houston, the vast majority, like my neighborhood, doesn't even have side walks, nearest park is 5 min away driving and still no sidewalks you would have to walk in the street, no bike lanes either Job Opportunities: there are PLENTY of "job opportunities" in the form of job listings, but much lower percent of actually being called back for an interview and even less percent of actually being hired, again Houston is a large Metropolis with millions living here Public Transportation: we do have MetroRail but it only serves near North/South, Medical Center, and Downtown/Midtown the rest of have to drive to a MetroRail platform or Park and Ride to catch the rail, but it only takes you around near town, so it's mostly used as commute to work or an event at NRG, goes for buses as well, nearest bus stop to me is within 4 block walking distance but again, no sidewalks Food and Drink: this is where Houston shines to me, we have a plethora of mom and pop restaurants as well as chains but also high end restaurants that offer many different foods culturally, and the kicker, the food is actually GOOOOOOD, almost as good as traveling to those countries, awesome nightlife that never fails to offer something new, like the hundreds of bars, pubs and eateries on Washington, Montrose and Westheimer, even the MHFA offers mixers Houston isn't terrible, it does take some getting used to especially coming from another Metropolis that's also densely populated but with better planned public transportation and infrastructure, such as sidewalks, but most people moving here seem to gravitate towards Downtown or Midtown anyways

    1 users found this helpful
    Owen

    Owen

    3 months ago

    8 / 10

    Htown baby.

    Owen

    Owen

    3 months ago

    8 / 10

    0 users found this helpful

    Demographics

    1.population

    2.09 million

    8.84 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, 2022.
    2.population density

    1510 people/km²

    6000 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, 2022.
    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, 2022.
    4.median age of population

    37.1 years

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Mexico City)

    Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; UNData, 2022.
    The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; UNData, 2022.
    7.international population

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Mexico City)

    More people from abroad residing in the city provides a multicultural environment and may show how attractive it is for foreigners.
    8.single population

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Mexico City)

    Bigger single population indicates that living alone in the city is easier and more affordable. It's also usually connected with better night life and dating possibilities. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official stats, 2022.
    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, 2022.

    Quality of living

    Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official stats, 2022.
    2.has public health care
    Houston
    Mexico City
    Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2022.
    3.average salary

    5 574.50$

    656.83$

    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official stats, 2022.
    The average rent of a single-bedroom apartment located in the city center. This indicates how much of your salary would be allocated to rent expenses, and the general cost of living of the city. Source: numbeo.com, 2022.
    5.VAT

    8.25%

    16%

    The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    The annual survey ranks 221 cities using 39 criteria. Important criteria are safety, education, hygiene, healthcare, culture, environment, recreation, political-economic stability and public transport. Source: Mercer, 2022.
    7.number of universities

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    27

    Universities, as centers of higher education and research, are important contributions to a city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    8.gross domestic product (GDP)

    341$ billion

    390$ billion

    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, 2022.
    9.income inequalities

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Mexico City)

    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, 2022.

    Environment

    1.average temperature

    22.4°C

    17.7°C

    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; WMO, 2022.
    2.humidity rate

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    56%

    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, 2022; WMO, 2022.
    3.level of air pollution (Air Quality Index)

    64

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Mexico City)

    Low level of air pollution has a good influence on people’s health and quality of living. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    4.has a seaside beach
    Houston
    Mexico City
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    5.has river/s
    Houston
    Mexico City
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    6.has mountains nearby
    Houston
    Mexico City
    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, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    7.has lake/s
    Houston
    Mexico City
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; WMO, 2022.
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; WMO, 2022.

    Leisure

    With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2022.
    2.number of museums

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    150

    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    3.number of theaters

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Mexico City)

    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    4.number of cinemas

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Mexico City)

    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
    Houston
    Mexico City
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    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, 2022.
    8.number of public Wi-Fi spots

    141

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Mexico City)

    City with more public wireless spots provides easier and wider internet access. Source: city's official website, 2022.
    It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.

    Transportation

    Cost of the monthly public transport ticket indicates affordability of public transportation for an average inhabitant. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's public transport website, 2022.
    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, 2022.
    3.average commuting time

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    70 minutes

    Cities with shorter average commuting time have usually better organized public transportation system which allows citizens to waste less time in a traffic. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official stats, 2022.
    4.has a bike-sharing system
    Houston
    Mexico City
    A bike-sharing system makes a city more eco-friendly, shows the city’s pro cycling attitude, and provides new touristic opportunities. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    5.total length of bike paths

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    80km

    More bike paths gives more opportunities for cyclist, makes a city more eco friendly and helps to reduce traffic jams. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    7.length of subway per 100,000 inhabitants

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    2km

    The subway rate or number of kilometers of subway per number of inhabitants indicates how well developed the subway network is. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    8.Commuter Pain Index

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    108

    The Commuter Pain Index is comprised of 10 issues: 1) commuting time, 2) time stuck in traffic, agreement that: 3) price of gas is already too high, 4) traffic has gotten worse, 5) start-­‐stop traffic is a problem, 6) driving causes stress, 7) driving causes anger, 8) traffic affects work, 9) traffic so bad driving stopped, and 10) decided not to make trip due to traffic. Source: IBM, 2022.
    9.distance from capital

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    0km

    A city located near to the country capital may provide more possibilities. Some people love to visit or live in a quiet city, but also want to enjoy the variety of entertainment options or job opportunities that a capital city may offer.

    General info

    1.total surface

    1 722 km²

    1 484 km²

    It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
    2.year of foundation

    1837 years

    1325 years

    A city founded a longer time ago has more history, which can give extra cultural richness for visitors and residents. Source: city's official stats, 2022.
    3.number of tourists per year

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    13 million

    More arrivals per year shows how important the city is viewed internationally, and may indicate better infrastructure, such as airports, public transport, hotels, etc. Tourism is usually a major source of income of a city. Source: World Tourism Organization, 2022.
    4.is a capital city
    Houston
    Mexico City
    National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    5.has a stock exchange
    Houston
    Mexico City
    Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    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, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    7.Global Cities Index

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Houston)

    2.18

    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, 2022.
    Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2022.
    The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2022.

    Miscellaneous

    An indicator of how safe people feel walking alone in the city during the night, with 1 being very unsafe and 10 being very safe. Source: numbeo.com, 2022
    An indicator of how safe people feel walking alone in the city during the day, with 1 being very unsafe and 10 being very safe. Source: numbeo.com, 2022
    An indicator of how worried people are about having things stolen from their car, with 1 being not worried and 10 being very worried. Source: numbeo.com, 2022
    The average cost of monthly basic utilities (electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage) for an 85m2 apartment. Source: numbeo.com, 2022
    The average monthly price of internet (60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, cable/ADSL). Source: numbeo.com, 2022
    An indicator of how worried people are about having their home broken into, with 1 being not worried and 10 being very worried. Source: numbeo.com, 2022
    An indicator of how drinkable the tap water is, with 1 being not drinkable and 10 being very drinkable. Source: numbeo.com, 2022
    The average price of a Coke or Pepsi (0.33 l bottle). The average price is calculated for Coke or Pepsi sold in restaurants. Source: numbeo.com, 2022
    The average price of a bottle of water (0.33 l). The average price is calculated for water sold in restaurants. Source: numbeo.com, 2022

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