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A devil of a job in the City of Angels


overall rank: 27

country: Nepal

population: 1,100,000

Snapshot: The City at a glance

City AverageRank
Overall Score455227
Average Income US$1,2168,76336
State Educational Spending Per Cap/$36.06*200.2225
a Ratio of House Price to Income1362438
Hospital Beds per 1,0001*638
Dust/Suspended Particles(ug/m3)60240.739
Vehicles per KM City Roads361224.6233
Criminal Cases per 10,0005*815
TV Sets per 1,0003241.6931

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a = Average house price divided by average annual income.
b = Household income.
c = Based on household income.
d = Officially, land cannot be bought or sold.
e = National figure.
f = U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Pollutants Standards Index.
g = Air Pollutant Index.
h = Per 100 families
i = Per 1,000 families
j = Per 75,000 people.
k = National figure, TV sets per 1,000 people.
m = % of households with TV sets.
n = Measured in Parts per Million (ppm).

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