Posted on 03 March 2012.
Most cities occasionally do get smog advisories during the summers (wherever applicable). Many cities have consistent and extreme cases of heat alerts. Here are just 10 cities which hit the record.
1. Kuwait City, Kuwait:
The average temperature this city is 46.9 °C. It was the subject to Time Magazine’s article “Extreme Heat: 10 Worldwide Spots With Tough Temperatures”. Best time to visit the city is during March, April, October and November when temperatures are between 20 °C and 30°C.
2. Ahwaz, Iran:
This city in Kuwait has an average high of 46.8 °C. The temperatures are more extreme in this city as opposed to Kuwait City. The hottest month ever was July 2000 when temperatures reached 48.1 °C (average).
3. Jizan City, Saudia Arabia:
This is a port city on the Red Sea cost. It has a population of little less than 2 million. The temperatures are consistently hot throughout the year. From April through to October temperatures average around 30 °C and 40°C.
4. Bangkok, Thailand:
This is a city that faces extreme air pollution which causes smog. The pollution is known to trap hot air with the city, causing extreme humidity. The temperatures are on average 40°C and stay that way throughout the day. November to February is known to be the driest time of the year, yet the most visited as well. Although the average temperatures are around 29°C, the temperatures are known to rise to 39°C.
5. Aziziya, Libya:
This city recorded a whopping 57.8°C on September 13, 1922. The city is located in the Sahara Desert, the largest in the world and the driest.
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Posted on 27 March 2011.
Several factors are taken into consideration while ranking costliest cities in the world. Costliest cities are in fact the richest and the most influential among other cities. Economic condition, political stability, living conditions etc are some of the factors that are taken into account while determining rankings. There may be other cities which are equally rich but here we present the top 10 costliest cities in the world for 2011 based on expenses on living.
So here we are with the most expensive city Tokyo. Japan’s economy thrives in Tokyo which is also its capital. It is spread over an area of 2187 sq km. The population stands at over 13 Million thereby making it the most populated city on earth. You will not find a single skyscraper here because Tokyo is highly earthquake prone and several earthquakes had hit the city in the past. Living cost is very costly in Tokyo.
The second costliest city in the world is gorgeous Paris. Paris is famous for the breathtaking architectures and timeless historical buildings. It is Europe’s second largest city. Every year 45 million tourists come to visit Paris out of which 60% are foreign tourists. Known as the most fashionable city in the world, Paris is home to several world famous landmarks. Food and accommodation is very expensive here.
It is a strategic economic center of the world that acts as bridge between western and eastern economy. London is considered as the richest city in Europe thanks to its $ 565 Billion GDP. People find it very thrilling to live in this city. The top 100 business organizations of UK and top 100 organizations of Europe have their headquarters in Central London.
Living cost is very high in London. The monthly rental of a two bedroom apartment ranges from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds here in central London. A meal for a single person in a restaurant will cost about ten pounds. Transportation being quite expensive it costs 20 pounds for a bus trip between two bus stops.
Fourth on the list is Russia’s capital city Moscow. Moscow is known as ‘Red Bear’ and almost 25% of Russia’s domestic oil requirement is met by this city. Clothes, recreation facilities etc are very expensive here.
The monthly rental of a furnished luxury two bedroom apartment begins at US $ 4500. Monthly utility bills per household range from US $ 250. Monthly cost of meals for a three member family ranges from US $ 500. A cup of coffee in Moscow costs US $9 which is by far the most expensive rate in comparison to other nations.
Geneva is an important city of Switzerland. It has the second highest population after Zurich. The headquarters of several international organizations with worldwide presence like Red Cross and the United Nations are located here.
Monthly rental of a three bedroom apartment ranges from US $ 3000. Monthly cost for three meals for a household costs about US $ 1200. Insurance is expensive here. A wellness-insurance will cost US $ 800. For single individuals accommodation costs ranges from US $ 400 to 650 for a room. In addition monthly food expenses come to around US $ 450. Transportation costs either by bus or tram ranges from US $ 100-170. Other expenses come to around US $500 per month. Therefore a single person staying in Geneva has to spend USD $ 1500 to 1800 every month.
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Posted on 30 June 2010.
There are certain popular cities that people visit all the time because they are known to be beautiful. Then there are those that are ignored because they are not given much attention by the media. The following are the top 10 cities which should avoid.
1. Akiak, Alaska
”Akiak” roughly translates to “the other side” and the population in 2000 was about 309. The city has a well-maintained airport and services that provide access to private and chartered airplanes. The city has no taxes, no property and there is nothing special about it.
2. Any city in Sri Lanka
People probably know that if they want a peaceful and calm holiday, they should stay away from Sri Lanka. While you will be looking to have a good time, the residents will constantly tell you about how poor the country is or how rampant the problem of corruption is.
3. Youngstown, Ohio
People don’t visit Youngstown because they know that there are high chances that you will be shot dead if you happen to step out of your house or hotel. It is also very corrupt which frankly, puts a damper on things. The fact that it is known as the murder capital of the world should keep you away too.
4. Mallocra, Spain
This city in Spain has made quite a reputation for itself. The residents are said to be rude and unbelievably unfriendly. Those who have visited recommend that people should stay far away from it and that a simple Google search will let them know how unappealing the city is.
5. Arvin, California
This city in California is said to be the smoggiest in the country. The air is so thick and unclean that it is difficult to see the person walking in front of you after nightfall. Therefore, if you want to turn your lungs black and have a great accident, do visit Arvin.
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