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London vs. Shanghai

The two cities may be separated by more than 5,000 miles but recently, during George Osborne’s visit to China, it was announced that London and Shanghai are looking into the feasibility of a stock exchange connect scheme.

The scheme would connect two of the world’s largest stock exchanges and create a greater economic bond between two powerhouses from the East and West.

The Shanghai Stock Exchange actually edges out its London counterpart in terms of total market capitalisation but how do the two cities compare in terms of weather, population and average salary?

This week, we take a look at London vs. Shanghai.

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London

Founded: 43 AD

Area: 607 sq. mi

Population: 8.6 million

Population per square mile: 14,168 people per sq. mile

Tallest Structure: The Shard 306m

Stock Exchange: London Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange Founded: 1801

Total Market Cap (£B): £4.2 Trillion

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 London underground lines: 11

Busiest airport: London Heathrow Airport – 73,408,442 passengers in 2014

Average salary: £35,172 (¥344,769)

Number of serviced apartments on SilverDoor website: 10,233

 

 

Shanghai

Founded: 1292

Area: 2,448 sq. mi

Population: 24.2 million

Population per square mile: 9,900 people per sq. mile

Tallest Structure: Shanghai Tower 632m

Stock Exchange: Shanghai Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange Founded: 1990

Total Market Cap: £5.5 Trillion

Hottest month: July 22 °C

Coldest Month: January 2.1 °C

Wettest Month: August 8.4 in’ of rain

Number of metro stations: 337

Number of metro lines: 14

Busiest airport: Shanghai Pudong International Airport – 51,651,800 passengers in 2014

Average salary: ¥72,300 (£7,470)

Number of serviced apartments on SilverDoor website: 8,500

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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.