Mumbai and New York are both large, major world cities. These cities share some similarities, but they each have their own culture and features, and they are also different in terms of size, layout, and population.

This article explores many of the similarities and differences between Mumbai and New York including the following:

  • World location
  • Size
  • Population
  • Real estate
  • Cost of living
  • Income
  • Languages
  • Weather
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Transportation


mumbai vs new york

World Location

New York is located in the United States, on the eastern coast, in the state of New York.

The city itself is spread over parts of three islands and some of the mainland. It’s partially surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.

New York sits at the mouth of the Hudson River, and the East River, Bronx River, and Harlem River separate some boroughs of the city from others.

New York City is made up of five boroughs, which are Staten Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens.

Mumbai is located on the western coast of India. The city is situated at the mouth of the Ulhas River, and the majority of the city sits on Salsette Island.

The island is surrounded by the Arabian sea to the west, the Vasai Creek to the north, and the Thane Creek to the east.

Mumbai is divided into two regions, which are called the Mumbai City district and the Mumbai Suburban district.

Mumbai vs New York on a map

Size

New York City covers a total of 468.484 square miles or about 1,212.27 square kilometers.

Only about 302.643 square miles of this are land, while the remainder is water.

Mumbai, on the other hand, covers a total of 233 square miles or about 603.4 square kilometers.

About 26 square miles of this area make up the Mumbai City district, while the rest makes up the Mumbai Suburban district.

Mumbai vs New York

Population

As of 2020, the population of New York City was about 8,804,190 people.

In 2021, it was reported that Mumbai had a population of about 20,668,000 people.

Mumbai vs New York population chart

Real Estate

The average cost of real estate in Mumbai varies from region to region, with some regions being more desirable, and therefore more expensive than others.

On average, the price per square foot is around 45,000 rupees, or about $592.81.

Prices in New York City also vary from borough to borough. Manhattan is the most expensive, with prices averaging about $1,300 per square foot.

On average, prices are about $800 per square foot throughout the rest of the city.

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Cost of Living

New York City is often considered to be one of, if not the most, expensive places to live in the United States.

However, part of this is because of how high rent or home prices are in the area.

On average, a single person can expect to spend around $1,370 a month, not including rent or mortgage payments, in New York City.

The average cost of living in Mumbai is much less than in New York. On average, a single person can expect to spend about $386 a month, excluding rent or mortgage payments.

This includes things like utilities, groceries, and transportation.

Mumbai vs New York cost of living chart

Income

On average, people living in New York make about $66,000 a year, or about $1,270 a week.

The average annual salary in Mumbai is between about $5,796 and $6,874. This means that most people in the city average about $132 a week.

Mumbai vs New York income chart

Languages

English is the most commonly spoken language in New York City.

However, the area is a melting pot for people from all over the country and the world, all of whom bring with them their own culture and languages.

Many people in the city also speak Spanish, and there are also areas where Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, Italian, Hindi, Punjabi, German, French, Portuguese, Greek, and many other languages are also spoken.

In Mumbai, the most common languages used in the area are Marathi, Hindi, English, and Gujarati.

Marathi is the official language of the city.

Marathi and english language on sign

Weather

New York’s climate is classified as a humid subtropical climate. Summer temperatures are usually between 80 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day with mild evenings.

The temperature drops a bit during the spring and summer, and winters are cold. Temperatures in the winter do drop below freezing, although they stay above 27 degrees Fahrenheit, on average.

New York City sees about seven or eight days of rain or snow per month.

Mumbai experiences a tropical climate that varies between wet and dry seasons.

Temperatures during the day hover around 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, but temperatures do sometimes drop into the 70s or even the 60s during the winter months.

Between November and May, Mumbai sometimes sees no rain.

However, during July and August, the area can see about 23 days of rain per month.

There is also a fair amount of rain in June, but the rainy season tapers off in October.

city of Mumbai clear skies

Education

New York City boasts the world’s largest public school system. There are over 1,700 public schools in the city, in which over 1 million students are taught.

Many of the schools are some of the highest performing, most prestigious schools in the country, but many others are considered to be some of the worst, falling far below country standards.

New York is also home to many well-known colleges and universities, including Columbia University which according to topuniversities.com ranks #19 in world rankings.

New York is also home to the New York Institute of Technology, New York University, The Julliard School, and Cornell Tech.

Mumbai offers free education in most areas until students reach grade 10. There are about 1,180 schools offering this level of education in the city.

After graduating grade 10, students are admitted to a two-year junior college before they are eligible for senior college.

Much like New York, many of the schools in Mumbai are considered to be excellent, while others offer a low-quality of education.

Students who go on to the senior college level in Mumbai can choose from several excellent schools, including the University of Mumbai, the Indian Institute of Technology, and the Institute of Chemical Technology.

columbia university

Sports

New York City has a strong tradition of team sports. The city is home to two baseball teams, which are the New York Mets and the New York Yankees.

Their football teams are the New York Giants and New York Jets, and their basketball teams are the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets.

They also have a women’s basketball team called the New York Liberty. New York is also home to two hockey teams, called the Rangers and the Islanders, and three soccer teams called the New York Red Bulls, New York City FC, and the NJ/NY Gotham FC.

Mumbai also has a strong focus on sports, but the sports the people of Mumbai enjoy are different than those of New York.

In Mumbai, cricket, field hockey, badminton, table tennis, kabaddi, and kho kho are the most popular sports.

Mumbai has professional cricket, soccer, badminton, kabaddi, table tennis, volleyball, and wrestling leagues.

Their soccer team, Mumbai City FC, is well-known throughout the world of professional soccer.

cricket player

Transportation

New York City offers many modes of transportation. Visitors often choose to take a taxi from place to place, and the yellow taxis of New York are iconic.

However, most residents choose to use the subway or bus system. Several railways also run through the city or from the city to other nearby metro areas.

Ferries are often used to travel from one island to another or to the mainland.

Mumbai does not have a subway, but the city does boast a large-scale train system that runs throughout the area.

Most residents and visitors to the city choose to use this method of transportation.

Commuters can also use the city’s bus system or take one of the local cabs.

New York taxis in city

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