The Baltimore Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers Sunday to determine the best professional football team of the year, but Business Record wondered about another faceoff -- the city of Baltimore vs. San Francisco. Which is the best city for business?

Here is the line from government statisticians on factors important for businesses interested in locating in either city:

Category Baltimore  San Francisco 
Educated work force  27.5%
52.1%
Average commute 29.6 min. 29.6 min.
Median household income
$38,721 $69,894
Retail sales per capita
$6,793
$15,516
Rank on Forbes’ Best Cities for Business list 48th 28th

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Forbes.com “Best Places for Business”