Major Spheres
Ann Arbor, MI
Ă…lesund, Norway
Biosphere
  • Most educated small city
    • Average school rating:8/10
    • Best school rating: 10/10
  • Top 10 best small city
  • Colleges nearby
  • Growing population
  • Cost of living is 16.6% higher than MI avg.
    • 11% higher than national average
  • Average income: 62,845
  • Violent crime rate: 211 (100k)
    • Property crime rate: 2,162 (100k)
  • 28.3% of population are non-white
    • Hispanic: 4.3%
    • African American: 12.6%
    • Asian or Pacific Islander: 8.2%
    • Native or Alaska Native: 0.3%
    • Two or more races: 2.9%
  • Median home price: $233,000
  • 5.6% unemployed
  • Would live in Ann Arbor because it's nicer and has a lot more things to do
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  • Population: 45,033
  • Cost of housing: $783.74 (1 bedroom outside of city)
    • $1,405.13 (3 bedrooms outside of city)
  • Average monthly income: $5685 ($68220 yearly)
  • Located on the fjords
    • Natural water formation
  • Aalesund International School
    • ages 5-15
  • Moderate crime rate
    • Violent crime: 33.33
    • Property crime: 50
  • Growing population
  • Popular tourist destination
  • 4.6% unemployed
  • Visit fjords
  • Explore coast
Atmosphere
  • Low pollution
    • Air pollution: 8.33/100
    • Drinking water pollution: 12.5/100
    • Noise and light pollution: 14/100
    • Water pollution: 25/100
  • High quality
    • Air quality: 91.67/100
    • Drinking water quality: 87.5/100
    • Quiet and no problem with night lights: 100/100
  • Average temperature: 58.8*F - 40.3*F
  • Hours of sunshine: 9 hours 19 minutes
  • Sunny days: 178
  • Low air pollution: 6/10
  • Somewhat high water pollution: Between good and poor
  • Average temperature between 59*F and 37*F
  • Average hours of sun per day: 4.9 - 5.7
  • Average "sunny days" per year: 4
  • Warmest month is July: 55*F - 65*F
  • Coldest Month is January: 20*F - 40*F
Geosphere
  • Higher risk of tornadoes than Michigan average
  • Severe snow storms
  • Thunderstorms
  • Cold temperatures
  • Snowstorms
  • Thunderstorms
  • Rainy season: 12 months
  • Cold temperatures
Hydrosphere
  • Surrounded by water
    • Great Lakes
  • More coastline than California
  • Low water pollution
  • Freshwater lakes
  • Water quality: 75/100
  • Surrounded by Pacific Ocean
  • Not very much fresh water
  • Moderate water pollution
  • Water quality: 55/100
    • Higher pollution because more condensed living area

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