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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 02-13-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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There's no city in the US like LA. Even within California itself, LA is rather unique. I'd be hard pressed to find another world city similar to LA.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Mexico CIty is a bizarre comparison for LA, I don't see how they have much in common at all. LA has a reputation for wealth and fame, CDMX is notoriously gritty. LA has the beach culture, CDMX is inland. CDMX is incredibly historic and dates back to nearly a thousand years, LA is a typical sprawling New World city with very little history


Before it was ravaged by the drug war, Acapulco probably would've been the best comparison for LA
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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Mexico CIty is a bizarre comparison for LA, I don't see how they have much in common at all. LA has a reputation for wealth and fame, CDMX is notoriously gritty. LA has the beach culture, CDMX is inland. CDMX is incredibly historic and dates back to nearly a thousand years, LA is a typical sprawling New World city with very little history


Before it was ravaged by the drug war, Acapulco probably would've been the best comparison for LA
I think its because of the smog, skyline, surrounding mountains, and the Mexican population. LA has some gritty areas as well. The movie "Elysium" which is set in future Los Angeles was filmed in Mexico City.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Manhattan, NYC
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I wouldn't vote, but for me, LA with large roads reminds me of Asian cities, something like Seoul... but the comparison stops there, I guess.
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Old 02-18-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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I wouldn't vote, but for me, LA with large roads reminds me of Asian cities, something like Seoul... but the comparison stops there, I guess.
I can see Seoul, because of having hills in the middle of the city. Architecture wise, I thought Singapore reminded me a lot of Downtown L.A.
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Old 02-25-2018, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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This is a joke.

Sydney and LA are nothing alike.

People need to familiarise themselves with both cities, then chime in.
I wouldn't say their downtowns are alike. But they have a similar sclerophyll vegetation outlook though:

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Sydney:
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:24 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I wouldn't say their downtowns are alike. But they have a similar sclerophyll vegetation outlook though:

LA:


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Sort of. Coastal California is what is called "soft chaparral as many plants have softer leaves and are summer deciduous.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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I am surprised that lots of European cities such as London, Paris Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Moscow, Frankfurt, Prague and Budapest when the city in Europe I would probably compare to LA is Barcelona with it's beaches, climate, vast sporting stadia, skyscrapers etc.

The South of France and Monaco is probably quite similar in relation to some aspects of California, it has nice weather, good beaches, is a wine growing areas and is home to the famous Cannes Film Festival.

In terms of Bombay it's now known as Mumbai, the name was changed in 1995.

In terms of the US itself, the main comparison outside of California is probably with Miami.

Whilst the most similar English speaking city to LA and California outside of the US is without doubt Sydney and the Gold Coast.

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Old 02-25-2018, 08:51 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I am surprised that lots of European cities such as London, Paris Amsterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Moscow, Frankfurt, Prague and Budapest when the city in Europe I would probably compare to LA is Barcelona with it's beaches, climate, vast sporting stadia, skyscrapers etc.

The South of France and Monaco is probably quite similar in relation to some aspects of California, it has nice weather, good beaches, is a wine growing areas and is home to the famous Cannes Film Festival.

In terms of Bombay it's now known as Mumbai, the name was changed in 1995.

In terms of the US itself, the main comparison outside of California is probably with Miami.

Whilst the most similar English speaking city to LA and California outside of the US is without doubt Sydney and the Gold Coast.
Absolutely not! If there is any US city that must be compared to LA, maybe Phoenix even though it's not coastal. Miami and Los Angeles are world's apart.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Canada
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. Miami and Los Angeles are world's apart.
Yeah, LA has mountains and a more scenic coast line. I agree they are very different but I do feel there are some similarities between certain residential areas in LA and Miami. One story bungalows, spanish tiles, Palm trees, Spanish signs in business fronts. etc etc.
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