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I would prefer cold to hot.

I would rather be cold than hot

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Hasibul AlamI would prefer cold to hot.

A preference of the temperature of your tea.

Hasibul AlamI would rather be cold than hot

A preference of an northern climate (e.g. Sweden, Iceland, Norway) to a southern climate (e.g. Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Sri Lanka)

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That means would rather used to infer climate?

Hasibul AlamThat means would rather used to infer climate?

No, I meant to live in one of these places. In Iceland, you would be cold, and in Saudi Arabia, you would be hot.