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  • City Index
  • December 31 2015, 11:07 AM

What are the most popular New Year's Eve events in cities around the world?

What are the most popular New Year's Eve events in cities around the world?

The most popular events, like fireworks and the Times Square ball drop, cost next to nothing, but more luxe experiences can run you hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • City Index
  • December 23 2015, 1:39 PM

Which cities around the world have the worst traffic?

Which cities around the world have the worst traffic?

The study we drew from evaluated drivers in 78 key locations, measuring how often they had to “start-stop” in a year.

  • City Index
  • December 16 2015, 2:30 PM

What are the most popular religions in cities around the world?

What are the most popular religions in cities around the world?

For this week's City Index, we take a look at the most dominant religions in ten cities around the world.

  • City Index
  • December 9 2015, 1:00 PM

What are the most visited tourist attractions in cities around the world?

What are the most visited tourist attractions in cities around the world?

We round up the most popular tourist attractions to visit or, if you hate tourists, to avoid.

  • City Index
  • December 2 2015, 12:41 PM

How do greenhouse gas emissions compare in cities around the world?

How do greenhouse gas emissions compare in cities around the world?

On the week of the COP21 climate summit, we ranked 13 urban metropolises with regard to their carbon footprints.

  • City Index
  • November 25 2015, 2:28 PM

Which holidays are celebrated in cities around the world?

Which holidays are celebrated in cities around the world?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, a uniquely American holiday. What holidays do people in other cities around the world celebrate? Hopes&Fears found out.

  • City Index
  • November 18 2015, 4:59 PM

How common is alcohol abuse in cities around the world?

How common is alcohol abuse in cities around the world?

From Dublin to Dubai, Hopes&Fears looked at self-reported statistics and factors that affect alcohol abuse around the world.

  • City Index
  • November 11 2015, 1:38 PM

What do kids learn by age 10 in cities around the world?

What do kids learn by age 10 in cities around the world?

This week we broke down—as specifically as possible—the skills and teachings children must master by the time they reach the age of 10 in several cities from across the globe.

  • City Index
  • November 4 2015, 5:33 PM

How much does it cost to own a pet in cities around the world?

How much does it cost to own a pet in cities around the world?

We spoke to vets and shops around the world for a global view on the costs of keeping pets. From New York to Barcelona, here are the basic annual costs, and a few things extra.

  • City Index
  • October 28 2015, 2:17 PM

What are the highest grossing horror films shot in cities around the world?

What are the highest grossing horror films shot in cities around the world?

From The Grudge (Tokyo) to The Exorcist (Washington, D.C.), we rounded up the highest grossing horror movies shot in specific cities around the world.

  • City Index
  • October 21 2015, 5:53 PM

How much paid leave do people get in cities around the world?

How much paid leave do people get in cities around the world?

Hopes&Fears gathered information on the paid leave, whether for vacation, state holidays, illness or parental leave, legally guaranteed to workers in cities around the world.

How hard is it to legally buy a gun in cities around the world?
  • City Index
  • October 7 2015, 3:59 PM

How hard is it to legally buy a gun in cities around the world?

How hard is it to buy a legal gun? Is it really so much easier in the US than abroad? We researched the specific steps to acquiring a gun in three US cities and in six cities around the world.

How much more does medication cost in the US?
  • City Index
  • September 30 2015, 4:47 PM

How much more does medication cost in the US?

We found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that many medications have fairly consistent pricing once you get outside the US.

  • City Index
  • August 18 2015, 3:10 PM

What are the penalties for public nudity in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for public nudity in cities around the world?

We look at the potential maximum penalties for letting it hang out.

  • City Index
  • August 11 2015, 11:19 AM

What are the penalties for animal cruelty in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for animal cruelty in cities around the world?

What are the potential maximum penalties for animal cruelty?

  • City Index
  • August 4 2015, 2:31 PM

What are the penalties for assaulting a cop in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for assaulting a cop in cities around the world?

This week in City Index, we examine the consequences of attacking a police officer and resisting arrest.

  • City Index
  • July 27 2015, 2:21 PM

How many gun stores are there in cities around the world?

How many gun stores are there in cities around the world?

This week in City Index, we take a look at the availability of firearms.

  • City Index
  • July 21 2015, 11:02 AM

What are the penalties for public urination in cities around the world?

What are the penalties for public urination in cities around the world?

The penalties change drastically depending on where you are.

  • City Index
  • July 15 2015, 11:00 AM

Where does all the poop go?

Where does all the poop go?

Take a tour down the freshest and foulest sewer systems in eight cities around the world.

  • City Index
  • July 8 2015, 1:14 PM

What does a game of bowling cost in cities around the world?

What does a game of bowling cost in cities around the world?

From the dirt cheap to the overly extravagant, here's a world-wide round-up of bowling costs.