It's about one-twentieth the number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language.
In other words, 490 is 0.05239 times the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language, and the count of Written Characters in the Chinese Language is 19.09 times that amount.(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
According to the Han Dynasty dictionary, Shuowen Jiezi (說文解字), there are 9,353 distinct Han characters used to depict the Chinese language. Fluency in written Chinese requires mastery of 4,000 - 5,000 of these characters.
It's about one-twentieth the number of Benches in Central Park.
In other words, the count of Benches in Central Park is 20 times 490.(Manhattan, New York City, New York)
Central Park — the 843-acre park located in the heart of New York City — contains about 9,000 park benches. The park is one of the most famous in the world and entertains over 35 million visitors each year.
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 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)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
It's about one-seventieth the number of McDonald's Locations in the World.
In other words, the count of McDonald's Locations in the World is 71 times 490.(2015 figures) (approximate)
Operating in 119 countries, there are currently 36,000 McDonald's locations worldwide. From 1955 thru 1993, many McDonald's locations advertised the number in billions of hamburgers sold on their external signs, but abandoned theses updates after the figure passed 100 billion.
It's about one-seventy-fifth the number of Seats in Fenway Park.
In other words, 490 is 0.013218 times the count of Seats in Fenway Park, and the count of Seats in Fenway Park is 75.654 times that amount.(2013 figures; daytime capacity) (a.k.a. The Cathedral of Boston) (Boston, Massachusetts)
Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team, can accommodate 37,071 spectators when configured for daytime seating. Fenway Park holds the record for most consecutive sellout games, with a streak of 794 sellouts that ended in 2013. This figure is a dramatic turnaround from the attendance in 1965, which was at times as low as just 500 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)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the two Presidents Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.