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    According to Travel and Leisure magazine, the best city in the world right now you could visit is San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, followed by Charleston in the USA, followed by Chiang Mai in Thailand. These three places, however, don’t even get on the top 20 places to actually live, in this year’s Quality of Living Index, a yearly list compiled by HR firm, Mercer. Apparently, if you want to live the good life, you should move to Vienna, Austria, Zurich, Switzerland, or Auckland, New Zealand. The top twenty list doesn’t include any cities from the UK or the USA, two countries that have arguably been the two heavyweights in the last century regarding power and wealth. These two countries, however, contain cities that attract millions of overseas visitors every year. Today we are going to compare them, in this episode of the Infographics Show, New York City vs London.

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  • The Infographics Show
    The Infographics Show  Year ago +199

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    • OceanBlue
      OceanBlue 7 months ago

      The Infographics Show New York is more fun and New York has more opportunities!

    • Seema Singh
      Seema Singh 8 months ago

      NYC vs tokyo.
      please

    • Victor Blackwolf
      Victor Blackwolf 11 months ago +1

      The Infographics Show Can You do New York City vs Los Angeles living comparison

    • Ramona Bellasetty
      Ramona Bellasetty Year ago

      CTBUH: Top 11 most building 100m - 300m
      New york,
      Hongkong,
      Dubai,
      Shanghai,
      Chicago,
      Tokyo,
      Singapore,
      Jakarta,
      Toronto,
      Seoul,
      London

    • Liv M
      Liv M Year ago

      The Infographics Show try puting AD in the title or thumbnail

  • Itz
    Itz 6 hours ago +1

    London is better!!

  • FakeJuggy
    FakeJuggy 18 hours ago +1

    If you are living in the UK it is your duty to say..



    England is my city

  • Steicy Agramonte
    Steicy Agramonte 2 days ago +1

    New york is supposed to be the greatest city in the world because its more crownded than london but they wanted london to be the greatest city in the world but london couldnt because it Was less crownded than london but they choose only both as the only two greatest cities in the world

  • Steicy Agramonte
    Steicy Agramonte 2 days ago

    Nyc Is way better than london

  • NOAH J
    NOAH J 4 days ago

    Why is this a comparison , London obviously

  • AetherGamer
    AetherGamer 6 days ago

    I may the only New Yorker in this comment section...oh no

  • Mike Krzyzewski
    Mike Krzyzewski 7 days ago +1

    NYC>>>>>>

  • Luke Carlin
    Luke Carlin 7 days ago

    Haha bangcock

  • anthony Francis
    anthony Francis 8 days ago

    Ocho Rios vs Montego Bay anybody?

  • Games Of Strategy
    Games Of Strategy 9 days ago +4

    America: you need to pay for School and Health Care
    UK: *AHEM*

  • O01dude 45
    O01dude 45 11 days ago

    Do a Waahington Dc vs London video!

  • beeto45
    beeto45 12 days ago

    well of course we want to go to new york city to meet spiderman and the ninja turtles!

  • Darren Brown
    Darren Brown 12 days ago

    You can walk around some parts and not even hear English 44%. Do me a favour

  • The British Ace
    The British Ace 12 days ago

    Rule Brittania

  • Chosen One
    Chosen One 13 days ago

    New York has a metro population of 21 million. New York is better in my opinion

  • Henri LeBlanc
    Henri LeBlanc 13 days ago +2

    I, unlike some people who have commented here, have visited both and NYC is way better. Better landmarks, easier to get around, cheaper, more stuff to do, better shopping, better food etc.

    • The gaming God
      The gaming God 9 days ago

      i totally respect that but you cant just assume that you are right. People have visited both, like me, and it depends on your requirements and your opinions. I like london better even though i am from birmigham, England. New york city was, in my opinion, less exciting than london

  • Autism itself smegma
    Autism itself smegma 14 days ago

    Check the stats, london now has more murders (4 every hour and a half)

  • Super Swag
    Super Swag 17 days ago +1

    PROPAGANDA !!!

  • Sultan Akram
    Sultan Akram 18 days ago +2

    I'm born and raised in queens, new york. I've been living in London since March 2014 and I hate it. Can't wait to move back. Also, NYC is 5 boroughs, not just Manhattan

  • C T
    C T 21 day ago +6

    New York is way more impressive with the sky scrapers

  • mintu debbarma
    mintu debbarma 22 days ago

    London

  • b hoyle
    b hoyle 27 days ago

    Blackburn Vs Burnley?

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel 28 days ago

    NEW YORK is way, way, way better than London. NYC is a 24hrs city. People from all over the world. In London only indians and arabs lol. NYC is the capital of the world, London is the capital of Europe (not even the most visited city - Paris). New York has more attractive weather: Snow, beautiful fall, hot summer, beautiful spring. Famous people live in either NYC or LA. New York wins by a landslide.

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel 28 days ago

    New York is way better

  • Clint Henry Espiritu
    Clint Henry Espiritu 28 days ago +2

    I believed in the video until that moment they used numbeo as a source.

  • Echo is the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen

    London is great if you have more than £10,000,000 in the bank.

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump Month ago +2

    *_c i t y o f l o n d o n : n e w y o r k_*

  • Utpal Rai
    Utpal Rai Month ago

    COC play

  • Imaspecofdust
    Imaspecofdust Month ago

    The city I choose is.....


    My hometown-

  • Just Cade
    Just Cade Month ago

    Tokyo is the winner.

  • Elizabeth K
    Elizabeth K Month ago +1

    I would pick NYC they have the empire State building central park the statue of liberty we have the twin towers and the big apple and NYC has a bigger population it was even the first capital of the USA like if you agree but now not in 2017 it has a bigger population the England

    • Nathan Scofield
      Nathan Scofield 27 days ago

      Sorry to blow you're bubble but London has a larger population than NYC

  • אחד שיודע
    אחד שיודע Month ago

    I love NYC london look like islamabd

  • Ashutosh Kumar Raj
    Ashutosh Kumar Raj Month ago

    London from india

  • MCTA: MC City Transportation Authority

    New York City is the #1 99999999999999999999999999999999999999% NOT LONDON, L0NDON IS THE #2 ALSO IS -1000M+% NOT LIKE NYC

  • L. Torres
    L. Torres Month ago

    Remember, that NYC is composed of 5 boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island) and if you only went to the typical places in Manhattan, you shouldn't judge the city based on that.

    • Nathan Scofield
      Nathan Scofield 27 days ago

      Same with London it has 32 boroughs. One of Londons boroughs (bromley) is triple the size of Manhattan

  • Shane Goodwin
    Shane Goodwin Month ago

    London much better buckingham palace, tower of london , plenty of more history, 8 royal parks, bond street, london eye, zsl zoo and plenty other zoos, tower bridge, more space in london, great food , hyde park winter wonderland, legoland just outside london, chessington world of adventure, st pauls cathedral, big ben, houses of parliament, kesington palace, london shard, Wembley arena, only downside to london is got more change of a white christmas in new york than you have in london

  • TANKI -ONLINE
    TANKI -ONLINE Month ago

    I’m from USA but I live in London. I think I prefer London

  • lerryperry
    lerryperry 2 months ago

    London it is!!!!!

  • Tim Tim
    Tim Tim 2 months ago

    To know how big London is you just need to look at how many football teams they have... They have like 10 football clubs and currently there are 6 football clubs from London in the top English football league... 6 of 20 teams are from London

  • MATTHEW HERNANDEZ
    MATTHEW HERNANDEZ 2 months ago +1

    London is cool but I have to pay 1k manhattan is $2.75

  • Silver Snow
    Silver Snow 2 months ago +1

    I’m from Stockholm in Sweden. But I definitely prefer London or New York. English people definitely have a better way of life and lots of culture and great food. In the USA I was scared of getting shot.

  • Ben Palfrey
    Ben Palfrey 2 months ago

    New York got destroyed

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams 2 months ago

    I am from NY. Born and raised and moved to London 12 years ago. Have dual citizenship. I must say, this is the most accurate comparison I have seen so far of the two cities. Kudos!

  • life is the best
    life is the best 2 months ago +1

    I lived in both cities but I like NYC better
    But that is my opinion

    • FlyZ FrightZ
      FlyZ FrightZ 2 days ago

      I would love to go on holiday to nyc

    • Clay Fullthorpe
      Clay Fullthorpe 2 months ago

      life is the best
      I think London better But I LOVE THE USA your opinion

  • Julian .H
    Julian .H 2 months ago

    One day im living in London for sure but at the moment i got to be okay with munich which is also not bad haha

  • PocketFullOfAngels
    PocketFullOfAngels 2 months ago

    I’ve been to USA and England, and the capital city that I love is London, NYC is too busy and you get pushed and a lot of people are... rude? In London if you get pushed many people are so polite and apologise.

    • BBalls Stårz
      BBalls Stårz 2 months ago

      Well your half wrong and half right, yes people are too busy cause they gotta go to work and they're in a rush but im quite sure they will apologize sense i live in new york

  • Nick boy 8002
    Nick boy 8002 2 months ago

    New York is better

  • AlphaCentauriA1
    AlphaCentauriA1 2 months ago

    Love how you don’t mention the mass transit

  • bwci BO
    bwci BO 2 months ago

    I thought new york was a state

  • AVRIL HARDING
    AVRIL HARDING 2 months ago

    Man I told you stop using $ for British money just use £

  • AVRIL HARDING
    AVRIL HARDING 2 months ago

    New York is a British name

  • It's Me
    It's Me 2 months ago

    NYC vs mumbai

  • Emmanuel
    Emmanuel 2 months ago +1

    Only a bunch of English people commenting here lol, NY is way better

  • Will Reed
    Will Reed 2 months ago

    Sadly London now has more murdurs than new York

    • BBalls Stårz
      BBalls Stårz 2 months ago

      Yea cause new york people cant have guns

  • Imran Mahmud
    Imran Mahmud 3 months ago

    i have lived in london my whole life its so cool and i could see the shard from my window the tallest building in europe!!!

  • Theron Kolokwe
    Theron Kolokwe 3 months ago +6

    Spent a week and a half in New York, and five days in London last month. I prefer London. The NY subway has some catching up to do.

  • Dylan Kn
    Dylan Kn 3 months ago

    The gdp and gdp ppp of NYC crushes London completely which you forget to mentionned

    • Peter D
      Peter D 2 months ago

      The GDP at PPP per capita of New York according to the OECD was $75,970 in 2016 and London was $74,202. I wouldn't say London was completely crushed.

  • Dylan Kn
    Dylan Kn 3 months ago

    NYC consists of several suburban areas which make its metropolitan area among the biggest in the world....
    Far bigger that London

    • Nathan Scofield
      Nathan Scofield 2 months ago +1

      NYC is actually half the size of London. You are thinking of the whole state of New York

  • Deplorable D
    Deplorable D 3 months ago +4

    Now do:
    Coventry vs St Petersburg
    Hull vs Florence
    Blackpool vs San Francisco
    UK demolishes every single time.

  • Ashc101
    Ashc101 3 months ago +5

    I'm from NY but I have lived in London for years now. Both cities are well connected and similar in terms of job opportunities/living standards, but they are very different in terms of culture/city layout. So any comparison would be mainly on a personal basis...(I love both cities but will probably return to NY eventually!) These comparisons done on numbers don't really mean much.

  • Fred O. Maples
    Fred O. Maples 3 months ago

    I’ve been to both cities. I like London better. A lot safer and cleaner in my opinion

  • Fernanda M.B.
    Fernanda M.B. 3 months ago

    London is an amazing city, I loved visiting there. But wouldn’t live there because the wages are so freaking low compared to the US

    • BBalls Stårz
      BBalls Stårz 2 months ago

      @Peter D why you gotta bring up healthcare

    • Fernanda M.B.
      Fernanda M.B. 2 months ago

      Peter D I don’t disagree with that or that the UK is a better place to live than the US, believe me I wish I lived there, but the insane pay decrease that it would cost me makes it not worth it. Then again, that’s my scenario. The US is not perfect, there are many things I don’t like about here, believe me. I’m just here for the money lol

    • Peter D
      Peter D 2 months ago

      @Fernanda M.B. There's no doubt average pay is lower in the UK than the US. I was questioning your comparison of London and the US. It's very easy for the unskilled to be poor in both New York and London. At least in London healthcare is not a worry and they get 5 weeks paid holiday.

    • Fernanda M.B.
      Fernanda M.B. 2 months ago

      Peter D yeah but many of those don’t even have an undergrad or chose bad majors. I make $85K in the US and I found it to be impossible to find something that pays as much in the UK

    • Peter D
      Peter D 2 months ago

      49% of Americans earn less than $30,000 a year and the average salary in inner London is $44,473. Only 30% of Americans earn the same as the average person in London.

  • Stadskanaal
    Stadskanaal 3 months ago

    New York (New Amsterdam)

  • Jake 348
    Jake 348 3 months ago

    I prefer New York.

  • Milen Mihaylov
    Milen Mihaylov 3 months ago

    London is more visited cause is easier to get an visa for england than the usa:)

  • gaana. com
    gaana. com 3 months ago

    NYC

  • Alfreedo Sanchez
    Alfreedo Sanchez 3 months ago +1

    Nyc is the best 24/7 subway, and we have 24/7 delis and diners. Also we the best because were from New York. Give it up

    • JACK36AFC
      JACK36AFC 3 months ago

      You’re entitled to your wrong opinion I suppose

  • Nukes for Dayz Nk
    Nukes for Dayz Nk 3 months ago

    nyc is a dutty london

  • JungshOOk
    JungshOOk 3 months ago

    if you’re into modern things and is also young, you should totally visit New York. g - easy also made a song out of it smhhhh

  • Amazing
    Amazing 3 months ago

    I’m not sure if you know but houses in London are tiny but expensive and our pound is worth more than American dollar

  • Amazing
    Amazing 3 months ago

    No offence to other people but people are so kind in London

  • Ian Alexander
    Ian Alexander 3 months ago +1

    I live in NYC and in the Bronx and I think London is better

  • Herencia 2J
    Herencia 2J 3 months ago

    I can’t say anything about this subject because I’ve never been to either place, but the New Yorkers I’ve met seem rude and miserable. Just my opinion. Idk about Londoners.

  • α є ѕ t h є t í c w є í r d σ

    *LONDONEERS*.

  • FatCatNeedsFOOD
    FatCatNeedsFOOD 3 months ago

    I plan to move to London sometime. Right now I’m stuck in Boston (Boston is pretty cool, but not as cool as London)

  • Its_MaddieTheUnicorn
    Its_MaddieTheUnicorn 3 months ago

    I live in London and it's really great:D

  • vr and playstation game ps and vr

    London is my city I love london I love uk love you britain fans

  • Aisha BABAYO
    Aisha BABAYO 3 months ago

    been to both. for me, London was much better.

  • Shane Hughes
    Shane Hughes 3 months ago

    Personally id prefer Edinburgh of Dublin to london. Cheaper and smaller.
    Or Boston or Vancouver to NYC, for the same reason.
    But NYC is a nicer city if you like modern transport and seasonal weather.
    London is nicer if you dont mind walking more and prefer lots of green spaces.

  • Rocking Rules
    Rocking Rules 3 months ago

    London’s population is flipin 12 million your only 4 million people off

  • Rocking Rules
    Rocking Rules 3 months ago

    Here in London we have more tourists per year than residents

  • Nathan Austin
    Nathan Austin 3 months ago

    I swear everyone in New York just hate eachother lol.

  • Really Jayden
    Really Jayden 4 months ago

    Born. Raised. And will live in New York until the day I die

  • Willy Choc_Ganja
    Willy Choc_Ganja 4 months ago

    New York!!

  • Gabriel Maric
    Gabriel Maric 4 months ago

    As a totally unbiased Londoner who has been to both cities I confirm that London is the better city!

  • ggthewhale
    ggthewhale 4 months ago

    The Velvet Underground & Nico vs. London Calling

  • warkaa
    warkaa 4 months ago +1

    NYC... cities in North America are by far superior, european cities are trash!!

    • BBalls Stårz
      BBalls Stårz 2 months ago

      There no hoods in the UK, some places freind can hang up on

    • TrooperJules
      TrooperJules 3 months ago

      Why don't you have a look at the European cities then, you would probably say otherwise!

  • specialunit 042
    specialunit 042 4 months ago

    please don't forget that William the Conqueror couldn't conquer England totally, Kent couldn't be conquered at all so he gave up and made a truce.

  • Unknown Elite
    Unknown Elite 4 months ago

    ive lived in London all my life and love it there is only one thing i dont like about it the knife crime which is all around the UK but the worst is in london unfortuantely

    • Deadly Kitten 666.6
      Deadly Kitten 666.6 8 days ago

      I bet you there is the same amount in America and other countries

  • Get Ass
    Get Ass 4 months ago

    The cholera destroyed Amarillo in rdr2

  • blue birb
    blue birb 4 months ago +1

    4:55 i’m pretty sure moscow is the biggest city in europe
    istanbul is the largest i just checked :)

    • blue birb
      blue birb 3 months ago

      ollielloydCFC oh yeah

    • ollielloydCFC
      ollielloydCFC 3 months ago

      blue birb apparently it’s actually Istanbul

  • Slug Tripping
    Slug Tripping 4 months ago

    London was the best place to live in the world in the 1800s

    • BBalls Stårz
      BBalls Stårz 2 months ago

      And also sense london is part of UK, they were low on colonies and troops to protect themselves after loosing a war between the US and french

    • BBalls Stårz
      BBalls Stårz 2 months ago

      Actually it wasn't sense london was hated by pretty much every country, americans and french hated british, indians hated brits

  • Jason Tbh
    Jason Tbh 4 months ago

    If it was up to me, I would choose New York but London is way safer than New York.

  • Phillip Green
    Phillip Green 4 months ago +1

    London just seems one step ahead of New York in everything

    • BBalls Stårz
      BBalls Stårz 2 months ago

      Yea and its a step ahead of knife crimes too

    • MrBeast
      MrBeast 4 months ago

      i thought tokoyo was

  • Spaghetti Souls
    Spaghetti Souls 4 months ago

    New York would be an interesting place to find different people, from people all around the world.

  • robert white
    robert white 4 months ago

    That's because Bangkok has more paedophiles visiting.

  • ella ben eliezer
    ella ben eliezer 4 months ago

    new york greatest city

  • gregory amenta
    gregory amenta 4 months ago

    New York

  • Mr Dude457
    Mr Dude457 4 months ago

    New York City all the way