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London vs New York

The pound or the dollar? The tube or the subway? The Shard or One World Trade Centre? We take a look at how the world’s top two financial powerhouses compare: it’s London vs. New York.

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London

 

  • Founded: 43 AD
  • Area: 607 mi2
  • Population: 8.6 million
  • Population per square mile: 14,168 people
  • Tallest Building: The Shard 306m
  • Stock Exchange: London Stock Exchange (LSE)
  • Stock Exchange Founded: 1801
  • No. Companies Listed: 2426
  • Total Market Cap (£B): £4,260 Billion
  • Hottest month: July 23 °C
  • Coldest Month: January 2 °C
  • Wettest Month: November 2.5 in’ of rain
  • Number of tube stations: 268
  • Number of buses: 6,800
  • Average salary: £35,172 ($53,379.84)
  • Most valuable sports team: Arsenal, $1.3 Billion
  • Number of Michelin Star restaurants: 62

 

 

READ: London City Guide

New York

 

  • Founded: 1624
  • Area: 469 mi2
  • Population: 8.5 million
  • Population per square mile: 18,124 people
  • Tallest building: One World Trade Center  541m
  • Stock Exchange: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Stock Exchange Founded: 1817
  • No. Companies Listed: 1867
  • Total Market Cap (£B): £16,613 Billion
  • Hottest Month: July 27.6 °C
  • Coldest Month: January -3 °C
  • Wettest Month: July 4.6 in’ of rain
  • Number of subway stations: 468
  • Number of buses: 5,700
  • Average salary: $78,000 (£51,411.17)
  • Most valuable sports team: New York Yankees $2.5 Billion
  • Number of Michelin Star restaurants: 73

 

 

READ: New York City Guide

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Josh Ballard

As PR Marketing Manager at SilverDoor, Josh is always on top of what's happening in the business travel industry with a particular focus on the serviced apartment sector. As well as the SilverDoor blog, he's also written articles for a number of industry publications.