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Top Five Capitals By Category #1

Name the highest-ranked national capitals in each of the following categories.
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First submittedJanuary 15, 2018
Last updatedJanuary 15, 2018
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Most Populous by Urban Area
Tokyo
Jakarta
New Delhi
Seoul
Manila
 
Most International Tourists
Bangkok
London
Singapore
Paris
Kuala Lumpur
 
Highest Altitude
La Paz
Quito
Sucre
Thimphu
Bogotá
Most Expensive
Reykjavik
Oslo
London
Luanda
Washington D.C.
 
Most Billionaires
Moscow
London
Beijing
Seoul
Paris
 
Most Muslims
Jakarta
Dhaka
Cairo
Tehran
Baghdad
Most Michelin Stars
Tokyo
Paris
London
Singapore
Brussels
 
Least Precipitation
Lima
Cairo
Abu Dhabi
Manama
Doha
 
Most Airplane Passengers
London
Tokyo
Paris
Beijing
Bangkok
Northernmost
Reykjavik
Helsinki
Oslo
Tallinn
Stockholm
 
Southernmost
Wellington
Canberra
Montevideo
Buenos Aires
Santiago
 
Closest to the Equator
Quito
Kampala
São Tomé
Libreville
Yaren
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level 44
Jan 15, 2018
Why did I forget Paris and Moscow, yet get Libreville?
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level 76
Apr 18, 2018
I also forgot Paris. Face palm.
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level 42
Jan 15, 2018
Luanda? Among the most expensive capital cities? Intriguing?
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level 51
Apr 16, 2018
Might be because of its Oil, never even though in dream that Luanda can be expensive.
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level 75
Dec 10, 2018
Yes, I was shocked by this too! Poked around a bit and it looks to me like a staples economy + lack of diversification are both key factors. Also they've attempted to stimulate local production by increasing import tariffs significantly starting in 2014, which made some things a lot more expensive. But the stink of gentrification is in there too (according to the DID and WP, over half Luandans live in poverty without basic utilities, while luxury condo construction is booming).
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level 60
Jan 15, 2018
Luanda is the 4th most expensive Capital? WHAAAAA?
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level 66
Jan 15, 2018
I looked it up. Long story short, Westerners are moving there to chase oil money and are "demanding" rapid westernization of the city.

The price hike is due to the massive price tags for security on importing goods. And the large number of expats moving to Luanda and driving up the demand. Thus buying a fast food hamburger is $32, and an apartment is $7,500 a month.

By "demanding", I mean they're demanding with their wallets. They're willing to pay large sums of money for familiar Western items
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level 38
Apr 20, 2018
The $7,500/month rent for Luanda is nothing compared to the rents in New York City.
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level 73
Jan 15, 2018
I even read some years ago on a respectable British newspaper (can't remember which one) that it was the most expensive in the world. TinklePort brilliantly exposed some of the odd reasons that causes this. This is one of the most uncanny example of extreme disparity between a place and the rest of its country you could ever encounter.
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level 53
Mar 4, 2018
I want to believe you guys, but I might just have to look that up... Luanda...
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level 53
Mar 4, 2018
Ok, you were completely right about that, wow...
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level 55
Apr 16, 2018
I agree that Luanda is high up there as being the most expensive for expats, but that’s a long leap from being amongst the most expensive overall.
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level 59
Apr 16, 2018
i believe that i watched a video a few years back, saying that the average hotel room is $500 a night.
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level 47
Jan 15, 2018
Nice quiz!
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level 67
Jan 16, 2018
Interesting, but tricky, quiz.
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level 56
Apr 16, 2018
Sucre and La Paz, same country. You should have made a choice. Once one answers La Paz or Sucre, one assumes this is it for Bolivia and one looks for another country...
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level 18
Apr 16, 2018
true
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level 32
Apr 16, 2018
Someday I'll learn how to spell Reykjavik. Then I'll get two more points on this quiz.
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level 79
Apr 16, 2018
One more point. You don't get extra points for the repeated answers.
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level 72
Apr 16, 2018
nice one, but surprisingly hard, only 22
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level 60
Apr 21, 2018
Kuala Lumpur having more international tourists than Beijing, Rome, Madrid, Vienna, Jerusalem, D.C., et al. is quite surprising.
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level 33
Jun 12, 2018
I thought Mexico City's urban area is definitely in the top 5 of the most populous capital cities? Am I mistaken?
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level 39
Jun 23, 2019
I was about to comment that Shanghai should be in this quiz...
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level 15
Jul 24, 2019
I was with Yaren and I forgot New Delhi
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level 57
Jul 31, 2019
A good challenging quiz!
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