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View Poll Results: The greatest city among these?
Buenos Aires 22 37.93%
Istanbul 22 37.93%
Moscow 14 24.14%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-26-2017, 10:27 PM
 
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Ladies and gentlemen, please view these;

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Aren't all three cities great? I'd say so. It would be hard to pick one of these three as the greatest of the bunch. Good luck to those trying to evaluate between them.
First of all - thank you for the pictures, they give better ideas what each and every of these cities look like.
So from the get-go, while I like the look of some places in Buenos Aires, I don't like the density of structures - it looks like the city doesn't have the adequate space, and buildings stay way too close to each other for my taste, ( particularly when they are on a taller side.)
Moscow on another hand is spacious, as all Russian cities are as a rule. And even though by now Moscow authorities are trying to break the rules and to stuff as many new buildings per square meter as possible, the Moscovites are still fighting them tooth and nail, since the space between the buildings is essential for them - for parks, for trees, for playgrounds for children. Even the "sleeping districts" ( i.e. the newer districts that are so far away from "Moscow proper," that back in my day no one in the right mind would even consider it "Moscow" have them. (Some of course more than other.)

http://realty.dmir.ru/articles/conte...alniki1lrg.jpg

http://xn--b1amcehggbbavheo.xn--p1ai...6-620x455.jpeg

http://kvartirobzor.ru/uploads/image.../23/e04e75.jpg

http://www.kvartiravmoskve.ru/imagec...b153d05ef5.jpg

And this is in contrast what "Moscow proper" - older part of it looks like.

https://kudago.com/media/images/plac...819c3abb_3.jpg

http://citypicture.ru/wp-content/upl...010/07/122.jpg

http://gb.fotolibra.com/images/previ...ow-bizbil.jpeg

http://liveinmsk.ru/up/photos/album/1northone/9971.jpg

http://moscowwalks.ru/2012/detali/petrovsky/image06.jpg

http://i.archi.ru/i/650/197393.jpg


Newer part of "Moscow proper" doesn't look too bad in this respect either;

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3512/...4147e61_XL.jpg

http://b1.m24.ru/c/164492.483xp.jpg

http://nesiditsa.ru/wp-content/uploa...8/image045.jpg

http://schelkovo-city.com/foto/ul39710.jpg

I do not detect the same kind of spaciousness in B A, so it's Moscow for me.

As far as Istanbul goes - it looks good kinda, but I DO NOT like the look of Mosques, which reminds me right away that it's an Islamic country.
So Moscow tops it again.
When it comes to night life - Moscow is good yet again; you just have to have money. It's an expensive city to live in after all.

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Old 01-27-2017, 05:51 PM
 
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These cities are just different, I wouldn't compare them.

btw Istanbul is probably milleniums older than Bs As. Dunno about Moscow.

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First of all - thank you for the pictures, they give better ideas what each and every of these cities look like.
So from the get-go, while I like the look of some places in Buenos Aires, I don't like the density of structures - it looks like the city doesn't have the adequate space, and buildings stay way too close to each other for my taste, ( particularly when they are on a taller side.)
Moscow on another hand is spacious, as all Russian cities are as a rule. And even though by now Moscow authorities are trying to break the rules and to stuff as many new buildings per square meter as possible, the Moscovites are still fighting them tooth and nail, since the space between the buildings is essential for them - for parks, for trees, for playgrounds for children. Even the "sleeping districts" ( i.e. the newer districts that are so far away from "Moscow proper," that back in my day no one in the right mind would even consider it "Moscow" have them. (Some of course more than other.)
you can compare the outline of the two cities here: http://mapfrappe.com/

Bs. As. urban spot appears to be larger than Moscow, both cities having roughly the same population.
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Old 01-31-2017, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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These cities are just different, I wouldn't compare them.

btw Istanbul is probably milleniums older than Bs As. Dunno about Moscow.



you can compare the outline of the two cities here: MAPfrappe - Move Outlines

Bs. As. urban spot appears to be larger than Moscow, both cities having roughly the same population.
Istanbul founded in 660BCE
Moscow established before 1147AD
Buenos Aires established in 1536AD

So yes Istanbul is much older than Buenos Aires, and is still much older than Moscow. Although Moscow is the Capital City in Russia and has a lot of old buildings it's not as old as some other cities in Russia which started to pop around 800AD but even then it's still about 400 years older than Buenos Aires.
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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I have spent time in all three cities, and while they are quite different from one another, I would say Istanbul was the most viscerally impressive. Its breadth, history, and vibrancy were almost incomprehensible.
Moscow is a fun and interesting visit. I know Russia and Russians very well, so I felt pretty comfortable there, apart from the unreal prices. I'm not sure I would necessarily choose to live there, though I certainly could if the right opportunity arose.
If I had to choose any of the three to live in for a long time, however, it would be Buenos Aires. It just suits my lifestyle the most. From the people to the food to the pace of life...it hits most of my sweet spots.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Three very different cities, so it goes down to you personal preference. I would love to visit Moscow, while Istanbul security scares me a bit, plus i never have been a lover of all that bazaar vibe. And about BA, I already know that city too much
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:24 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Buenos Aires for all criteria except historical heritage.
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Buenos Aires for all criteria except historical heritage.
I agree with this.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:40 PM
 
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Really can’t believe Moscow, and Istanbul are above 10 million people each in the urban limits! They are GIGANTIC COLOSSAL. Not even incorporating the entire metropolitan administration. New York City for one example is only 8.5 million people, Moscow: 13.2 million citizens, Istanbul: 14.1 million individuals. On the contrary, Buenos Aires is approximately 2.8-2.9 million compared to the other megalopolis regions. Although, Buenos Aires Argentina, Moscow Russia, Istanbul Turkey are all evenly fairly grand depending on the expression style. While Moscow, Istanbul are compensating in city size, the best zones, Buenos Aires is much more consistent offering a higher per capita rate of wonder for less than 3 million over there. Voting all three simultaneously. Similar to Swiss cities, Buenos Aires is even more vibrant than what the population demographics suggest, at least compared to the other types of cities comparing.

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Old 05-03-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Really can’t believe Moscow, and Istanbul are above 10 million people each in the urban limits! They are MASSIVE. Not even incorporating the entire metropolitan administration. New York City for one example is only 8.5 million people, Moscow: 13.2 million citizens, Istanbul: 14.1 million individuals. On the contrary, Buenos Aires is approximately 2.8-2.9 million compared to the other megalopolis regions. Although, Buenos Aires Argentina, Moscow Russia, Istanbul Turkey are all evenly fairly grand depending on the expression style. While Moscow, Istanbul are compensating in city size, the best zones, Buenos Aires is much more consistent offering a higher per capita rate of wonder for less than 3 million over there. Voting all three simultaneously. Similar to Swiss cities, Buenos Aires is even more vibrant than what the population demographics suggest, at least compared to the other types of cities comparing.
Buenos Aires has 14-15 millions in its metropolitan area...its scale is very comparable to Moscow's and Istambul's. The 2.9 million correspond only to the capital administrative division. NYC is the same history: its 8.5 million only include the population within the city administrative boundaries. But the metro or build-up area (wich is extends as far as New Haven or Tom Rivers) has above 20k inhabitants.
Check this enlace, it's one of the best off measuring the biggest urban agglomerations of the world:
https://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Buenos Aires for the lifestyle you can have there. I worked in Moscow for 6 months and you can also have a good lifestyle there but that was at the height of oil prices and it was quite expensive. Istanbul has lost its char for me.
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