94points

London

93points

New York

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London vs New York

London
New York

How does London compare to New York?

  • 45.87% lower population density
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    5518 people/km²vs10194 people/km²
  • 340.56$ cheaper rent for a one-bedroom apartment
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    2 685.17$vs3025.73$
  • 3 more universities
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    21vs18
  • 1.28million more inhabitants
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    9.78 millionvs8.5 million
  • Has lake/s
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  • 151 more museums
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    240vs89
  • Possibility of drinking alcohol in public places
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  • 10 more big sports facilities (stadiums, arenas, etc.)
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    13vs3

How does New York compare to London?

  • 3.2°C higher average maximum temperature
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    18.2°Cvs15°C
  • 3.1°C higher average temperature
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    14.2°Cvs11.1°C
  • 55.21$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
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    130$vs185.21$
  • 3.8% lower unemployment rate
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    4.3%vs8.1%
  • Has a seaside beach
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  • 3 297.23$ higher average salary
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    6 326.65$vs3029.42$
  • Has mountains nearby
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  • 715$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
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    1280$ billion vs565$ billion

User reviews

Overall Rating

London
7.8
8 User reviews
London
7.8/10
8 User reviews
New York
6.6
5 User reviews
New York
6.6/10
5 User reviews

Features

Safety

6.5/10
8 votes
6.2/10
5 votes

Walkability

7.8/10
8 votes
7.8/10
5 votes

Job opportunities

9.1/10
7 votes
8.6/10
5 votes

Public transport

7.6/10
8 votes
6.4/10
5 votes

Food and drink

7.8/10
8 votes
7.6/10
5 votes

Comments

Jim

Jim

2 months ago

2 / 10

I would not recommend London...

Jim

Jim

2 months ago

2 / 10

I have lived in supposedly nice areas of London for the past 6 years. A sucker for punishment but glad to be leaving finally. The streets are dangerous at night for single women and men thanks to gangs, alcohol and drugs. I would recommend only walking on well lighted streets at night and taking transport when possible. During the day most people on the street are rude, unkind, racist and cold which I believe stems from a general lack of happiness. Don't expect a genuinely kind greeting or help from a stranger. The streets on the whole are either disgustingly dirty or disgustingly dirty and packed full of people in central London especially. They are old and not looked after. You need to watch your step as you walk or you will step in something horrendous. Pollution here is dangerously high. Look at the discolouration of the buildings and the black mucous from your nose for proof. I had never seen or experienced either of these things before moving to London. I hope to never experience them again. I would recommend wearing an anti-pollution mask if you do visit. When eating out expect to pay twice the price you usually would and for your coffee to be burnt and the food to be of low quality - that way you won't be disappointed. When eating in check the fruit and vegetables you buy for mold/quality. Also the water here is awful which makes sense as it come from the polluted, sewage filled Thames and many properties older than the 1970s (so most London buildings) still have lead water pipes. I would avoid drinking unfiltered London drinking water wherever possible especially if you have children. Accommodation here is disappointing and irrationally expensive for what you get. A multimillion dollar/pound property could be nothing more than a flat or a terrace house in a supposedly nice area. These houses are old or new build flats but either way they will come with multiple surprising problems from plumbing, to ventilation to terrible neighbours. I would recommend renting before you buy (if you do choose to move here... I don't know why you would). There are beautiful museums and galleries and you can come across very nice tourists and people but it's not the norm. London is bearable for a day or two but there are so many other beautiful places to see and live in this world full of genuinely kind people. I would not recommend London to anyone as a place to live.

Pros

  • Nice museums and galleries
  • Easy to get work

Cons

  • Not safe for a family
  • Unkind, unhappy, racist people
  • Horrible food
  • Expensive for what you get
  • Very dirty and polluted
  • Terrible accommodation
  • Not safe for travelling alone
6 users found this helpful
Victoria

Victoria

3 months ago

10 / 10

schönste Stadt, schöne Straßen,Sehenswürdigkeiten.

Victoria

Victoria

3 months ago

10 / 10

3 users found this helpful
BorekSigar

BorekSigar

12 days ago

9 / 10

Lots of job opportunities but not the safest city.

BorekSigar

BorekSigar

12 days ago

9 / 10

Pros

  • Lot's of parks and greenery
  • Good job opportunities
  • Great public transport

Cons

  • Crime and big "road" culture
  • People do not care about each other
  • Very high housing rent prices
  • Very high house prices
3 users found this helpful

Demographics

1.population density

5518 people/km²

10194 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.
2.population

9.78 million

8.5 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.
3.median age of population

36.4 years

35.5 years

Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. 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.
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.
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. (London)

65%

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.
9.Facebook users

49.2%

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

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
London
New York
Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 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.
4.average salary

3 029.42$

6 326.65$

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

565$ billion

1280$ 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.
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.
8.VAT

20%

8.8%

The standard value-added tax (VAT) rate. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
9.Big Mac Index

4.93$

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

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, 2022.

Environment

Source: Wikipedia, 2022; WMO, 2022.
2.average temperature

11.1°C

14.2°C

Source: Wikipedia, 2022; WMO, 2022.
3.has a seaside beach
London
New York
Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
4.has lake/s
London
New York
Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
5.has mountains nearby
London
New York
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.
Source: Wikipedia, 2022; WMO, 2022.
Source: city's official website, 2022.
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.
9.has river/s
London
New York
Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.

Leisure

Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
With more large sports facilities (20,000+ seats), a city is able to organize more important sporting events. Source: worldstadiums.com, 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.
4.number of theaters

104

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
5.number of public Wi-Fi spots

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

City with more public wireless spots provides easier and wider internet access. Source: city's official website, 2022.
6.number of cinemas

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
It indicates that the city is an important religious center. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
Having a well-known soccer team playing in a country's first division demonstrates the city's interest in sports and attracts visitors to matches.
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: Escapenormal.com, 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.
2.has a bike-sharing system
London
New York
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.
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.
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
5.average commuting time

46 minutes

45.5 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.
The subway rate or number of kilometers of subway per number of inhabitants indicates how well developed the subway network is. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
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.
8.total length of bike paths

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

More bike paths gives more opportunities for cyclist, makes a city more eco friendly and helps to reduce traffic jams. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
9.distance from capital

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

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

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.
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.
4.total surface

1 572 km²

1 214 km²

It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
5.number of international embassies

160

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2022.
6.research institutions and think tanks

11

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (New York)

A think tank (or policy institute) is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology issues and in the creative and cultural field. The number of important think tanks can indicate innovativeness and competitiveness of a city. Source: Brookings, 2022.
7.has a stock exchange
London
New York
Cities with stock exchanges are usually important financial centers influencing international or national’s financial markets. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
Sister cities or twin towns are a form of law agreement made between towns, cities or regions in politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties. It might mean more possibilities outside your city, a greater multiculturalism and a wider range of options.
9.is a capital city
London
New York
National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.

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