Aren't the general problems much worse now with no hope of improving as the government is policy-less.
Gini co-efficient worse
Housing affordability worse
Rule of Law worse
Freedom of the press worse
Quality of governance worse (Subjective but based on results)
Education systems worse
Education level worse (only developed country that is less educated now than 20 years ago)
Pollution Worse (relative to other cities that have improved much more)
Not sure what your point is?