80points

San Francisco

75points

Vancouver

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98 facts in comparison

San Francisco vs Vancouver

San Francisco
Vancouver

How does San Francisco compare to Vancouver?

  • 5.1°C higher average maximum temperature
    ?

    19.8°Cvs14.7°C
  • 4.1°C higher average temperature
    ?

    15.6°Cvs11.5°C
  • 13.54$ cheaper monthly public transport ticket
    ?

    81.00$vs94.54$
  • 4 437.25$ higher average salary
    ?

    8 009.98$vs3 572.73$
  • 20 more universities
    ?

    25vs5
  • 0.2million more inhabitants
    ?

    0.8 millionvs0.6 million
  • 231$ billion higher GDP (PPP)
    ?

    326$ billion vs95$ billion
  • 3.4 years younger population
    ?

    38.5 yearsvs41.9 years

How does Vancouver compare to San Francisco?

  • 20.87% lower population density
    ?

    5249 people/km²vs6633 people/km²
  • Has public health care
    ?
  • 1 250.89$ cheaper rent for a one-bedroom apartment
    ?

    1 676.52$vs2 927.41$
  • 0.60$ lower cost of one single transportation ticket
    ?

    2.40$vs3.00$
  • 0.36 lower income inequalities
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    0.44vs0.8
  • 3.1°C lower average minimum temperature
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    8.3°Cvs11.4°C
  • 5% lower VAT
    ?

    5%vs10%
  • 31# ahead in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey
    ?

    3#vs34#

User reviews

Overall Rating

San Francisco
8.3
3 User reviews
San Francisco
8.3/10
3 User reviews
Vancouver
9.5
2 User reviews
Vancouver
9.5/10
2 User reviews

Features

Safety

5.7/10
3 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Walkability

5.3/10
3 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Job opportunities

8.7/10
3 votes
9.5/10
2 votes

Public transport

7.7/10
3 votes
9.5/10
2 votes

Food and drink

7.0/10
3 votes
9.0/10
2 votes

Comments

Fabio

Fabio

8 months ago

9 / 10

Expensive city with lots of things to do

Fabio

Fabio

8 months ago

9 / 10

Compared to other cities from the US, San Francisco has a European vibe. Maybe it's a bit more walkable than other cities in the states or maybe it's the architecture. Anyway, there's always a lot of things to do and see, you won't get bored. Plenty of ethnic restaurants, green spaces and fancy neighbourhoods. However, this city is really expensive, especially accommodation.

Pros

  • Vibrant
  • Walkable

Cons

  • Hilly
  • There are some bad neighborhoods
2 users found this helpful
Alex

Alex

4 months ago

6 / 10

A lot of homeless and dirtiness around the city.

Alex

Alex

4 months ago

6 / 10

Pros

    Cons

    • Most of local are unfriendly.
    0 users found this helpful
    NINJA

    NINJA

    4 months ago

    10 / 10

    San Francisco artılar eksiler

    NINJA

    NINJA

    4 months ago

    10 / 10

    Pros

    • Güzellik
    • İş imkanları
    • Restoran
    • Müzeler

    Cons

    • Evsizler
    • Pahalılık
    0 users found this helpful

    Demographics

    1.population

    0.8 million

    0.6 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

    6633 people/km²

    5249 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.
    3.annual population growth rate

    0.9%

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

    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

    38.5 years

    41.9 years

    Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    5.female population

    49.3%

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

    The percentage of female residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; UNData, 2022.
    6.male population

    50.73%

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

    The percentage of male residents, according to the city's official statistics. Source: Wikipedia, 2022; UNData, 2022.
    7.international population

    35.7%

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

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

    68%

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

    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

    50.2%

    53.59%

    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
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2022.
    3.average salary

    8 009.98$

    3 572.73$

    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

    10%

    5%

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

    326$ billion

    95$ 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.

    Environment

    1.average temperature

    15.6°C

    11.5°C

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

    27

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

    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
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    5.has river/s
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    6.has mountains nearby
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    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
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    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.
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    3.number of theaters

    62

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

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

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (San Francisco)

    29

    Source: Wikipedia, 2022; city's official website, 2022.
    5.is/was a host city of the Olympics
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    6.is/was a host city of the Grand Slam
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    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

    145

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

    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

    34 minutes

    27 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
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    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. (San Francisco)

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

    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. (San Francisco)

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

    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. (San Francisco)

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

    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. (San Francisco)

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

    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

    121.4 km²

    115.18 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

    1776 years

    1886 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

    16.9 million

    8 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
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    National capital status indicates that a city is of great importance for political and diplomatic matters. Source: Wikipedia, 2022.
    5.has a stock exchange
    San Francisco
    Vancouver
    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

    2.89

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

    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.
    9.number of international embassies

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (San Francisco)

    0

    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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