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View Poll Results: Which city?
Chicago 52 35.37%
Paris 95 64.63%
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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I don't see any simmilarity between these cities.
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Paris is a far more interesting and alluring city, it's really not even a fair comparison.
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:43 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Paris

Has Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.
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Old 12-26-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I don't see any simmilarity between these cities.
My guess would be their population sizes. Paris has 2.23 million people in its city proper and 12.4 million in its metro area. Chicago has 2.7 million in its city proper, and 9.5/9.9 million (MSA vs CSA) in its metro area. Paris' 2.23 million is in a far smaller area than Chicago's 2.7 million though.

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Paris is a far more interesting and alluring city, it's really not even a fair comparison.
Agreed. Few cities can compete with Paris, and as much as I love Chicago, Chicago isn't one of them.
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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My guess would be their population sizes. Paris has 2.23 million people in its city proper and 12.4 million in its metro area. Chicago has 2.7 million in its city proper, and 9.5/9.9 million (MSA vs CSA) in its metro area. Paris' 2.23 million is in a far smaller area than Chicago's 2.7 million though.



Agreed. Few cities can compete with Paris, and as much as I love Chicago, Chicago isn't one of them.
It's not specifically Chicago. American cities as a whole cannot compete with European cities. I don't even think NYC can compete with Paris as far as quality of life goes.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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I don't know about NYC, but the quality of life in Paris , a highly polluted dirty gritty noisy and in places dangerous megalopolis, subject to mass traffic jams and homelessness, and constant and unfisnished public works, is ****, save maybe for a privileged elite; I know it for I live there , and I 'm starting to get weary of people who know Paris only as tourists with rose-tinted glasses mostly telling me what I have to think of the place where I live. Oh and I forgot the weather is crappy most of the time (forget the glorious hot NYC summers, or the-mostly- White Christmas around NYC)
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:34 AM
 
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Those cities are sister cities, and have many similarities. Which city do you prefer to visit/live? Which do you prefer as far as architecture, climate, culture, nightlife, activities?
Chicago, because I choose to keep my money at home here in the US.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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the quality of life in Paris , a highly polluted dirty gritty noisy and in places dangerous megalopolis, subject to mass traffic jams and homelessness, and constant and unfisnished public works, is ****, save maybe for a privileged elite
That sounds exactly like how I feel about where I live lol, apart from homelessness and privileged elite.
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Old 12-31-2016, 04:06 PM
 
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Chicago is more like a big small town, full of non "wordly" people. Paris however is a big slum, and the French aren't the most approachable bunch of people. So I'd say it's a tie.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:33 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Chicago is more like a big small town, full of non "wordly" people. Paris however is a big slum, and the French aren't the most approachable bunch of people. So I'd say it's a tie.
How many words should someone have?
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