It's about 200 times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.005 times 490.(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.
It's about 100 times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.01 times 490.(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
It's about 55 times the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 490 is 54.4444444444 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 0.0183673469388 times that amount.(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about thirty times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.03 times 490.(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about eighteen times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.056 times 490.(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
There are 28 member countries in the European Union, the latest member of which is Croatia. The EU is largely urban, with sixteen cities having a population of one million or more, and 75% of the population living in an urban area.
It's about ten times the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 0.1 times 490.(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about nine times the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 490 is 9.1 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 0.11 times that amount.(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)