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San Francisco 57 54.29%
Sydney 48 45.71%
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:16 PM
 
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Here is a great flyover from Marin to San Francisco. Skin to about 4.20 and the last few minutes has some great skyline and waterfront footage.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQCVjLsqenY
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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You're also from California, so it's easy to see which city you would pick. Biased? Heavily.
I find this extremely ironic since you're from Australia. LOL

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In terms of natural beauty, I do know one thing is for sure, Sydney trumps just about everywhere
San Francisco is one of the few exceptions then.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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San Francisco has more of an old-world vibe, but I prefer Sydney's geographic location. I've never been to either city though, so I couldn't possibly make an accurate comment or assumption regarding which one is better, although I do realise this forum would die a death if everyone took my approach.
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Sydney FTW.
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:49 PM
 
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Cleanliness:Sydney

Friendly people:Sydney

Attractive people:Sydney

Atmosphere:Sydney

Open mindness:SF

Transport:SF

Multicultural:SF

Elegancy:SF

Party:SF

Culture (museums etc):SF

Cuisine:SF

Scenery: SF

History: SF

Shopping:SF

Weather: Sydney

Safety:Sydney

Affordability:SF

Reputation:That depends

Hotels:SF

Architecture:SF

Movies:SF
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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I lived in SF bay area for 10 years and have been living in Sydney for 3 years ( and I have also lived in Vienna, EU, for MANY years). In my UNBIASED opinion and as someone who actually has LIVED in these 2 places, unlike MOST who have commented, I find Sydney to be a FAR better city and Australia a far batter country to live in. I list my reasons:
1- Sydney has AWESOME world heritage mind blowing beaches.
2- Sydney's weather is FAR FAR FAR better than SF bay area in ANY season. At night, you can actually go without a top for like 9 months a year and not freeze to death sitting outdoors etc
3- Sydney's people are MUCH more friendly and genuine
4- Sydney's crowd are less dorky and are FAR MORE beautiful and stylish than bay area crowd, Yes it does matter, aesthetics is a big deal to many people.
5- You barely ever see homeless people in Sydney...I actually fear for my life during the day in parts of SF, something I have never felt anywhere in Australia
6- All school children are in gorgeous uniforms and LOOK LIKE students, unlike bay area or American schools kids who look like hookers, losers, etc , all showing their ugly bums and undies....plus they are OBESE and RUDE and FULL OF IT
7-Roads are horrible in bay area SF
8- Transportation is flawless in Sydney...in SF, it pretty much doesn't exist for 90% of people in the area. Taxis are also hard to find in bay area. I have lived in 3 different locations including fancy suburbs of Sydney and never had problem using public transport to go anywhere in Sydney
9- FOODDDDD in Sydney is FAR FAR FAR BETTER...including tax and tip of USA, Sydney's food is actually cheaper and MUCH HIGHER in quality, plus healthy choices are infinity and food just tastes GREAT in Sydney...of ANY cuisine I have tried, I was blown away
10- Did I mention coffee? Australia is a SERIOUS COFFEE country....much more serious than anywhere in EU or Italy....Aussies come to me and say, omg, we all switch to tea traveling in USA....that's smart, Americans don't even know what coffee really should taste like...tea is also garbage in USA....
11-Social services are AWSOME, health care is AWSOME....as a parent, I get so much benefit living in Australia is unbelievable...in US, parents get NOTHING...No one gets anything pretty much
12- Flora and Fauna of Australia is just something you have to see for yourself. I cannot put it in words. bay area is a joke as well in that comparison
13- To sum it up, Australia is THE PERFECT country, not only for humans, but also for animals, plants, you name it. It's just the little utopia on earth that is luckily so far away from the rest of the ****ed up world. I hope it stays that way.
14- In EVERY job I have checked, Australian salaries are about 20k-30k higher. Tax for middle income people isn't actually that much higher than it is in USA, including the benefits, American middle class lose BIG in comparison when it come to taxes....plus MINIMUM WAGE is $16. And Aussie dollar is usually higher than American $ or it's about the same....I LOVE it than I am served by beuatiful young Europeans who are paid at least $20 to work plus benefits, instead of poor illegal Mexicans who may or may not be paid faily....It makes me feel much less guilty actually
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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California offers more opportunites, Silicon Valley, Hollywood, some world-class universities etc
But the US always have more problems than Australia.

Australia is better but more boring.
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Sydney seems great, but SF seems to be more vibrant and with more going on in general. It also seems quite a bit less isolated.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:35 AM
 
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neither one

thought Sydney is more diverse, way more diverse!!!
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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I'd never live in Sydney. I could live in the Bay area, though.
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Old 10-30-2014, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Sydney is more beautiful looking than San Francisco. Better quality of life too.

San Francisco would have a better climate though - less prone to extreme heat.
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