It’s the city I live in, the City of Angels, lonely as I am, together we cry. It’s hard to believe that in Los Angeles, a city of nearly 4 million people, someone feels lonely.
A few words about Los Angeles
L.A. has 3.8 million residents. It forms the spine of the 13 million metropolitan areas of the same name. Los Angeles ranks second in the U.S. after New York, but we’re pretty sure where you’d most like to spend your winter. The metropolitan areas mentioned above are formed by small skies like Beverly Hills and Long Beach, and that sort of settles the score.
Los Angeles has a huge economy with a GDP of over $1 trillion. Not only is the city the largest Pacific port in the United States, it is also an attractive tourist destination and a global entertainment center, especially in the film industry.
The city’s largest employers are Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the University of California. The largest publicly traded companies are The Walt Disney Company, Edison International, and AECOM Technologies.
Infrastructure and Transportation
California has a well-developed road infrastructure. The Golden Gate Bridge, Arroyo Seco Parkway and four-story interchange are some of the engineering feats designed to free California from heavy traffic.
Hollywood and Entertainment
Hollywood is the heart, soul and face of Los Angeles. All the major movie studios are in the shadow of the famous logo on the hill – NBC Universal, Paramount Universal, WarnerMedia, Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures.
LA’s influence in the theater world rivals that of Broadway. Famous venues in the city include the Hollywood Pantages Theater, Royce Hall, and the Dolby Theater, home to Broadway stars and world-renowned theatrical productions.
Disadvantages of Los Angeles
- LA cannot have any disadvantages! Well, think again…
- Traffic and parking issues are common
- Earthquakes can occur frequently.
- The crime rate is high.
- The boroughs of Los Angeles are far apart.
- The job market is bloated and people show attitude
Now let us talk about New Orleans
The Gulf of Mexico and the French influence make the Big Easy one of the party capitals of the United States!
New Orleans is nice
The city of New Orleans is located in Louisiana, along the Mississippi River, right at the Gulf of Mexico. It is a pretty old city, founded in 1718 by French colonists. It has a population of nearly 400 hundred, and is the largest city in Louisiana.
New Orleans is one of the major US Atlantic ports and as such is in the heart of the import-export relations of the United States through the Pond. The city is also a major hub in the oil refining and petrochemical industry due to its close proximity to the oil rigs of the Gulf.
There’s only one Fortune 500 company in tow – Entergy, a power generation utility. As expected, it is one of the largest employers in the state, along with East Jefferson General Hospital, Elmer Chocolate, and Ernst & Young.
New Orleans is Louisiana’s educational center. The top colleges around are Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and University of New Orleans.
Party in New Orleans
The unique mixture of Spanish, French and Creole influences that can be seen everywhere – from the tasty Creole dishes, through the distinctive music, up to the French Quarter, holding significant historical buildings.
All this lead to a well-developed entertainment scene, with some prominent musicians like Louis Armstrong and Frank Ocean starting their careers in town. Events worth visiting are the Jazz and Heritage Festival and Mardi Gras. And while in town, be sure to taste the beignets.
New Orleans Infrastructure
New Orleans is served by Interstate 10, Interstate 610 and Interstate 510. I-10 travels east–west through the city as the Pontchartrain Expressway. In New Orleans East it is known as the Eastern Expressway. I-610 provides a direct shortcut for traffic passing through New Orleans via I-10, allowing that traffic to bypass I-10’s southward curve.
In addition to the interstates, U.S. 90 travels through the city, while U.S. 61 terminates downtown. In addition, U.S. 11 terminates in the eastern portion of the city.
Bourbon Street, kind of rings a bell? Well, the historical street in New Orleans’ French Quarter, famous as a party destination is the namesake of the famous whiskey! One of the many legends of its creation states that it was named after the street, where it was first sold as an alternative to expensive French cognac.
Los Angeles vs. New Orleans
Large, bustling ports, with warm, welcoming climate. But what are the main differences between Los Angeles and New Orleans?
- The Median Age in New Orleans is 0.5 years older than in Los Angeles.
- New Orleans housing costs are 71.2% less expensive than Los Angeles housing costs.
- The average commute for residents of New Orleans is 7.2 minutes shorter than it is for residents of Los Angeles.
- New Orleans is 44.4% less expensive than Los Angeles.
- New Orleans housing costs are 74.1% less expensive than Los Angeles housing costs.
- Health related expenses are 4.7% less in New Orleans.