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View Poll Results: What world city is most like Los Angeles, California?
London 2 1.98%
Hong Kong 0 0%
Paris 0 0%
Singapore 0 0%
Tokyo 2 1.98%
Sydney 33 32.67%
Dubai 3 2.97%
Bombay 3 2.97%
Milan 0 0%
Moscow 0 0%
Sao Paulo 1 0.99%
Frankfurt 0 0%
Toronto 2 1.98%
Madrid 2 1.98%
Mexico City 23 22.77%
Amsterdam 0 0%
Kuala Lumpur 2 1.98%
Brussels 0 0%
Seoul 1 0.99%
Johannesburg 2 1.98%
Buenos Aires 4 3.96%
Vienna 1 0.99%
Prague 1 0.99%
Budapest 0 0%
Bangkok 2 1.98%
Other 17 16.83%
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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Mexico City, definitely.

Why are people voting for Sydney? What does Sydney urban planning/layout have to do with LA?
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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There is an american which visited So Paulo posting a video on YouTube, he said that the city looks more or less as if NYC throwed up on Los Angeles. A lot of high rises like NYC and the sprawl of LA.
That's actually a good description of SP.
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'd say there's a lot of truth to it. LA is pretty diverse, so it depends where. Phoenix is pretty similar to places in eastern metro LA, Riverside, San Bernardino etc.
Those areas are a good one hour east of downtown LA and not really part of the Los Angeles metro area.

Los Angeles metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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I personally thought Sydney was like LA because of all the beaches and climate, but apparently people on here dont think so. Interestingly, Ive spent more time in Sydney than LA myself and Im American. LOVE Sydney though! My favorite place in the world.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Much more, but i believe the correct comparison is Rio and Miami.
Lima, Per with Santiago, Chile are the best option in Latin America.
I can see the Rio and Miami comparison but I think the Rio and LA one is as close or even better comparison.

Both Rio and LA are the second largest cities in their respective countries, both are blessed with mountains that run up against the ocean, both are major entertainment/media centers for their respective countries, both have city centers that were once neglected that are starting to come back, both are expanding their subway lines and come 2016 they will both have hosted the Olympics. LA having done it twice.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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No city in the world is anything like LA, the US cities most like LA are Phoenix and Houston even still not that close. LA and Southern California is one of the most unique places on earth.
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Old 06-07-2015, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Mexico City, definitely NOT.
Yes. You got that right.
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:21 PM
 
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Those areas are a good one hour east of downtown LA and not really part of the Los Angeles metro area.

Los Angeles metropolitan area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's still the greater built up greater LA. And even places closer in LA, San Bernardino counties are pretty similar to Phoenix.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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I'm amazed that Sydney has received 14 votes for likeness to LA.

Have you people really BEEN to Sydney?

It's nothing like LA.

Plenty of cities have beaches and mild climates, that doesn't mean they're worthy of comparison!
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:16 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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I don't know if there is another city similar to LA. Maybe Mumbai cause of Bollywood?
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