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It's about fourteen times the number of Steps in the Sears Tower.
In other words, 30,000 is 14.220 times the count of Steps in the Sears Tower, and the count of Steps in the Sears Tower is 0.07032 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Willis Tower) (Chicago, Illinois) (steps per stairwell)
The Sears Tower extends 108 stories into the sky above the city of Chicago and includes 2,109 steps in each of its stairwells. Each year, more than 1.3 million visitors make the trip to an observation area called the Skydeck on the 103rd floor.
It's about fourteen times the number of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide.
In other words, 30,000 is 14.210 times the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide, and the count of Daily Newspapers in Circulation Worldwide is 0.07037 times that amount.
(2013 figures) (regional and local, plus national figures; paid only)
It's about five-and-a-half times the number of Bishops in the Catholic Church.
In other words, 30,000 is 5.6050 times the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church, and the count of Bishops in the Catholic Church is 0.17840 times that amount.
(2015 figures; total Latin and Eastern Church figures; including Pope)
It's about three-and-a-half times the number of Blue Whales in the World.
In other words, the count of Blue Whales in the World is 0.290 times 30,000.
(Balaenoptera musculus) (2002 estimates)
It's about three times the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 30,000 is 3.2080 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 0.31170 times that amount.
(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
It's about three times the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 0.30 times 30,000.
(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
It's about four-fifths the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, 30,000 is 0.830 times the count of McDonald's Locations in the World, and the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 1.20 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (approximate)