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Old 11-20-2018, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Seoul
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What are some really developed cities in otherwise developing countries?


Cape Town has a large chunk of first world-looking areas with gorgeous seaside mansions that look like they could be in Orange County CA. The rest of the country is living in third world conditions

Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia come to mind. Both are really modern and organized, while the rest of the country clearly lags a long way behind

Istanbul in Turkey seems super modern and developed, with beautiful architecture and tree-lined streets. Meanwhile the rest of the country is stuck in the 12th century

Not too educated about China, but seems like many cities would fit this bill as well (Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou)
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:53 AM
 
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Buenos Aires

Kuala Lumpur
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Old 11-20-2018, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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It's hard to imagine a whole developed city in a developing country. It's more like cities with a large developed area, but even these cities will have their typical third world issues.

Cape Town, for example, in a considerable area it feels like Australia with more electric fences, but in the same city there are still some ugly slums that no developed country could ever have.
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Old 11-20-2018, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Shanghai and Sao Paulo come to mind.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:30 AM
 
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Bangkok?
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Western Asia
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Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Budapest, Santiago, Chile are ones I've gone to.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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What is a third world country exactly? How is it defined in today's world?

Just wondering what separates China from America? China has several dozen modern, first-world cities right? America has swaths of rural, undeveloped country. From certain perspectives, there is also very backwards society living in some of those areas.

I just need clarity cause I feel like I have spent a lot of time in several possible options but I just figured they were developed cities in more or less developed countries...including the US.
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Western Asia
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What is a third world country exactly? How is it defined in today's world?

Just wondering what separates China from America? China has several dozen modern, first-world cities right? America has swaths of rural, undeveloped country. From certain perspectives, there is also very backwards society living in some of those areas.

I just need clarity cause I feel like I have spent a lot of time in several possible options but I just figured they were developed cities in more or less developed countries...including the US.
To me it's a country that has little resources, social services, infrastructure, and doesn't control their sewer smells and trash well.
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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What is a third world country exactly? How is it defined in today's world?

Just wondering what separates China from America? China has several dozen modern, first-world cities right? America has swaths of rural, undeveloped country. From certain perspectives, there is also very backwards society living in some of those areas.

I just need clarity cause I feel like I have spent a lot of time in several possible options but I just figured they were developed cities in more or less developed countries...including the US.

The development quality in even Tier 1 Chinese cities outside of Hong Kong is not on the caliber of US cities and the US is overall more universally well developed than China. Even small town rural America still looks first world.
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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Cape Town? From what I've read 20% of the city is "shacks". Even here in Bogota most houses are made of bricks and have at least one or two public services.


Buenos Aires? lol no. I've seen to many "Telenoche" videos to think Bs As is remotely first world. this is one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB6MRCXBYuI



Sao Paulo has a lot of favela.


As Eduardo Finnato said, cities in "third world" countries reflect the many issues their countries have, one way or another.
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