New York is considered one of the world’s most amazing cities. Visiting New York City is the dream of many; this beautiful city is always topping the list. It is famous for its sites, Broadway shows, shopping, food and much more.

New York vs Shanghai

Whereas, Shanghai is one of the best metropolises in the world. It is located in the east of China and is the economic and financial centre of China. It is famous as it is the centre of tourist attractions. Shanghai’s multi-cultural fair adds to the uniqueness of this beautiful city.

Both the cities are different in most aspects such as location, weather, language, culture, food, lifestyle, and living. Therefore, there are no parameters to measure the degree of comparison between these two beautiful cities. This article consists of the differences between the two places.

   1.  Population

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New York is the megacity of the world, with a population of 19 million.

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Shanghai is one of the highly populated cities in the world, with a population of 23 million-plus. Therefore, the people of New York are comparatively less than that of Shanghai.

   2.  Environment and Climate

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New York emits less pollution than Shanghai. New York government has come up with many possible solutions to lessen the causes of the contamination. The city is initiating many programs to make the city clean and green by planting many green plants across the city. The range of temperature of New York is from -26 degrees to 41 degrees. Due to the moderate climate, the town rarely freezes.

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Shanghai faces the major problem of air pollution. The air of Shanghai is terrible that inhaling the toxic air can cause the internal organs to damage. Smog is the major problem of that city. Due to rapid industrialization, Shanghai became a much-polluted city in China. The temperature of Shanghai is moderate, hot in the summers, timid at the time of rains and cold in winters.

   3.  Food

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As both cities are different, their cuisines are also different.  New York is famous for Manhattan clam chowder; new york style cheesecake, New York-style pizza, New York style bagel, New York-style pastrami, corned beef, and much more.

Now let’s talk about the new york street food. It is very hygienic and organized. The place of the stalls is fixed for which they need to pay a certain amount of tax.

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Shanghai is known for its best cuisines in China. The traditional soup dumplings are the most famous food in Shanghai. This should be the first food item you taste when you are in Shanghai. Steamed crab is another famous and mouth-watering dish of Shanghai. It is best enjoyed in the late winter. Smoked fish slices, beggar’s chicken, pecking duck, braised pork, fried pork buns and many more are some famous dishes of Shanghai.

About the street food in Shanghai, it is one of the amazing street foods in the country. Although the street food in Shanghai is not as hygienic as that of New York. Also, putting up a stall in Shanghai is not legal as when the police come to check the streets at night the vendors run away.

   4.  Shopping

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When it comes to shopping, New York is the perfect destination. New Yorkers are known for their fantastic fashion and styles. There are not many small shops in the city because of the big established brands in the city. When you walk through the streets in New York, you will not find small shops.

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Shanghai is also a beautiful spot for shopping and purchasing. Unlike new york, Shanghai has many small shops to buy incredible pieces of stuff from. Here it is not just about the big established brands; it is about the new trendy products. People here buy clothes irrespective of the brands.

   5.  Diversity

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New York is a cosmopolitan city and is famous for its diversity. New York is the city of diversity as many outsiders are staying there almost one person from each country in this world.  It is the city of the expats living and working. This shows that New York City is the real amalgam of culture and diversity.

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Shanghai has a population of approx. 23 million and there are about 0.0005% of the total expats living in Shanghai. If you are an expat, the local people can identify you as you are not a Chinese looking. Here the expats are paid high amount than that of the local people.

   6.  Culture

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New York is the city of so many immigrants residing in the city from every corner of the globe. The population of people with different cultures says it all about the cultural diversity of this city. It is a multi-cultural city, different kinds of languages, customs, traditions are practised in the city brought up by the million expats. New Yorkers celebrate all the festivals together and respect the tradition and culture of the immigrants.

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Shanghai is historically and culturally very rich. It organizes many cultural programs. The cultural style of this city is known as Hai Pai cultural. According to the Chinese people, the root of success is to enrich and maintain the culture of the country. The culture of Shanghai is the amalgam of both the modern and the traditional aspects. The city is the best example of preserving the ancient ethics of the country with modern development.

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Conclusion-

Both cities are located at extremes to each other. Likewise, in New York (U.S), Shanghai is the economic capital of China. Both the cities are highly populated, economically robust, and famous tourist spots and with many immigrants residing in the country. There is a difference in diversity in both states, as the culture of the two countries is different from each other.