86points

Karachi

83points

Kolkata

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Karachi vs Kolkata

Karachi
Kolkata

How does Karachi compare to Kolkata?

  • 0.6°C higher average maximum temperature
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    32.6°Cvs32°C
  • 0.2°C higher average temperature
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    27.3°Cvs27.1°C
  • 84.58% lower population density
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    3700 people/km²vs24000 people/km²
  • Has a seaside beach
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  • Has public health care
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  • 11.4$ cheaper rent for a one-bedroom apartment
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    138.26$vs149.66$
  • 20 more universities
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    37vs17
  • 12.01million more inhabitants
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    16.5 millionvs4.49 million

How does Kolkata compare to Karachi?

  • 4.96$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    4.08$vs9.04$
  • 169.88$ higher average salary
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    414.57$vs244.69$
  • Has a bike-sharing system
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  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 0.04$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
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    0.14$vs0.18$
  • 3 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    4vs1
  • 3.5% lower VAT
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    12.5%vs16%
  • Has smoking ban in closed public spaces
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Karachi
7.0
3 User reviews
Karachi
7.0/10
3 User reviews
Kolkata
10.0
2 User reviews
Kolkata
10.0/10
2 User reviews

Features

Safety

7.3/10
3 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Walkability

7.0/10
3 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Job opportunities

7.3/10
3 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Public transport

7.0/10
3 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Food and drink

5.5/10
2 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Comments

Shrey

Shrey

12 days ago

1 / 10

stinking

Shrey

Shrey

12 days ago

1 / 10

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Rabia

Rabia

18 days ago

10 / 10

Karachi - The Urdu Speaking

Rabia

Rabia

18 days ago

10 / 10

Karachi is also known as city of lights. Many citizens from all over Pakistan comes to Karachi to earn their livings. Karachi alone generates 72% revenue which is then helps other cities to grow and development.

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Roshan

Roshan

21 days ago

10 / 10

10/10

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Roshan

21 days ago

10 / 10

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Demographics

1.population density

3700 people/km²

24000 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.
2.population

16.5 million

4.49 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.
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 female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; UNData, 2021.
The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; UNData, 2021.

Quality of living

1.has public health care
Karachi
Kolkata
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2021.
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, 2021.
3.average salary

244.69$

414.57$

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.
5.gross domestic product (GDP)

164$ billion

150$ 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, 2021.
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, 2021.
7.VAT

16%

12.5%

The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
8.Big Mac Index

2.38$

1.89$

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.

Environment

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
2.average temperature

27.3°C

27.1°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2021; WMO, 2021.
3.has a seaside beach
Karachi
Kolkata
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
4.has lake/s
Karachi
Kolkata
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
5.has mountains nearby
Karachi
Kolkata
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
Karachi
Kolkata
Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official website, 2021.

Leisure

With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 2021.
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, 2021.
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

Transportation

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.
2.has a bike-sharing system
Karachi
Kolkata
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

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, 2021; city's official website, 2021.
Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2021.
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, 2021.
4.has a stock exchange
Karachi
Kolkata
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

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