Your personal experiences are not exactly an accurate representation of a city’s stats. Take for example your own statement “IBM, HP, Melon Bank of New York, Swiss Bank, etc” - all these exist where I am right now. In fact, each of those companies are within a 10 minute walk from me. In my apartment I am on a sub-1Mbps connection with no ability to upgrade no matter how much money I realistically could throw at the problem. If I go to my office, I have a quad-100Mbps connection. Which is the accurate representation of my city? Neither. My city’s average is around 15Mbps.
All that being said, Nomadlist isn’t an accurate representation either. It is a rough guide to locations built upon intelligence gathered from multiple sources. It would be impossible to accurately represent a statistic that everyone would agree on. Your definition of fun is different to mine. I like jazz clubs, you might hate them. Who is right?
Look at sites like Numbeo which is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide that continually is criticised for being inaccurate - regardless of the fact that tens of thousands of people contribute to it.
You might have correctly submitted changes however A single person’s experiences will have a minor impact on data constructed from a larger source. This is the nature of statistics.
From the FAQ:
What is the source of your data?
It started out as a crowdsourced spreadsheet. That spreadsheet held about 25 cities. That was a great start, but crowdsourced data has by nature challenges with consistency. For example, some people have more expensive taste than others and will tell you the rent in a city is higher than the actual average.
To mitigate this, we’ve hired city editors to research data by a strict set of guidelines. That means I now have more consistent data. I also have way more cities than before. Since the start we’ve added over 500 of the biggest cities in the world and continue to add more every day.
Your data on X is wrong!
Please click the city, and then click the edit button on the to right to and submit a change. I’ll process it and it’ll update in a few days.