The mapographic above compares New York State and England (note not the full UK). While the two are almost the same size geographically, their population and economies are quite different.
Here’s how they stack up with slightly more exact numbers:
|Area||54,555 sq mi (141,300 km2)||50,301 sq mi (130,279 km2)|
|GDP (nominal)||$1.44 trillion USD||$2.340 trillion USD|
|GDP per capita||$72,742||$42,711|
So while England’s population and economy are both larger than New York state’s, New Yorker’s are on average significantly wealthier. However, the difference can at least be partly explained by the relative importance of the key city for each area.
New York City has a population of 8,550,405 people or around 42.3% of the entire state’s population. London is slightly bigger with 8,673,713 people, but this only represents 15.8% of England’s entire population.
So there you have it. Now, which would you prefer to live in? Leave a comment below: