City stats: how rivals measure up

A round-up of data that impact rival cities’ housing markets

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The Irish and Icelandic capitals have spent the past decade recovering from economic crisis — how have they fared?

Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Louisiana city widened the gap with its rival in the American South

US city’s housing market reflects its relative reliance on manufacturing compared with its Canadian neighbour

Czech capital’s property market has risen faster than its Polish rival despite comparable low population growth

Both east coast cities played a part in US independence but they have diverged on wealth and demographics

The German capital is three times the size of its Belgian counterpart but lacks the latter’s international population

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Residents of the US city have more money in their pockets as the cost of living in the Canadian city soars

Australia’s two largest cities attract the majority of the country’s immigrants but once there, their experiences differ

Demographics and government exert different pressures on the housing markets of these near-neighbours

Residents in Norway’s capital are happier than those in Finland, despite paying more for their housing and beer

The capitals of Japan and South Korea are both facing the demographic challenge of an ageing population

Tourists flock to both of these Mediterranean cities but they offer differences in terms of quality of life

Although rivals square up on Europe’s banking landscape, the cities offer their residents very different experiences

Rivals that vie for UK’s ‘second city’ status both show growth but also differences in housing markets

The housing markets of rival cities in the US reflect differences in population, crime and transport

The first of a series comparing the factors that impact the housing markets of rival cities looks at the US west coast