I appreciate the fact you took the initiative to do research on the city, instead of talking out of ignorance like others here who shall remain nameless.Well, what do you know, Cape Town is indeed the wealthiest of the four, even if it is in the least developed of the four countries (interesting to note that it's GDP/capita is twice that of Jo-burg). :cheers:
City | GDP ($b) | Pop. | GDP/capita
Sao Paulo | 225 | 17,700,000 | $12,711
Mexico City | 315 | 17,400,000 | $18,103
Buenos Aires | 245 | 11,200,000 | $21,875
Cape Town | 75 | 2,700,000 | $27,777
It actually is. Cape Town is a great example how judging a city by it's national statistics is a poor decision. For example, you can't judge a city like Detroit, or Fresno by looking at America's national statistics. The difference of wealth, and quality of life in both respective cities, are largely different from national statistics. If you disagree, then I guess it's just a coincidence that so many cities throughout the world don't fully correlate with their national statistics.It actually isn't, though. As we can see from the cities' GDPs/capita, theirs largely follows the trend of the country they are in. Argentina is wealthier than Mexico which is wealthier than Brazil, just as their respective primary city is, and if we were to include SA's, the trend would continue. But then there are of course, anomaly's like Cape Town.
Actually, the only city we've discussed, that I have been to is Sao Paulo. The only personal experience I've shared with all other cities mentioned were through in-depth photo galleries. Also, I'm constantly conscious about sounding biased and if you felt that I was, it was unintended. :bowtie:And regarding your bias - your opinion was based on personal experience. ALL personal experiences are biased in one way or another.