Which are the best and worst cities to live in Mexico?

The city of San Pedro Garza Garcia, located in the metropolitan area of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, in the northeast of the country, was chosen as the best city to live in the country in 2019, according to the annual ranking "Most habitable cities 2019" of the Cabinet of strategic communication.

San Pedro Garza Garcia. Photo: Flickr
San Pedro Garza Garcia. Photo: Flickr

The municipality of more than 122,000 inhabitants repeated the results of 2018 and was the best evaluated by its inhabitants this year, taking into account the evaluation of their local authorities, municipal services, quality of life, social cohesion and loyalty of people to the place where they live.

The podium of the national ranking was completed by the cities of Colima (capital of the state of the same name) and Merida (Yucatan) and in fourth place was located San Nicolas de los Garza, other municipalities of the metropolitan area of Monterrey, although the latter located in the northeast of the capital of Monterrey.

The capital of Yucatan had already been highlighted in another ranking: it was classified as the second safest city in America at the beginning of September.

The Ceoworld Magazine's "World's Safest Cities, 2019" ranked Mérida as number 21 in its overall ranking, but counting only those in the Americas, Mérida ranks second behind Quebec in Canada.

Saltillo, Mazatlán, Apodaca, Chihuahua, Aguascalientes, and Mexicali were in the top 10. The first mayor of Mexico City in the list is Venustiano Carranza, in the sixteenth place, behind cities like Campeche, Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo.

On the other hand, the least habitable city, according to the ranking, is Ecatepec, in the State of Mexico, in post 76, and bordering the country's capital. It was followed by Tehuacán (Puebla) and Othón P. Blanco, where Chetumal, the capital of Quintana Roo, is located.

Mexico City appears among the worst cities with Tláhuac, at post 70, and Naucalpan, bordering the capital, appears in square 69, below Tapachula (Chiapas) and Cuernavaca (Morelos), which at the time was considered a city of retirement and rest for the capital.

It highlights that Nezahualcoyotl, another of the cities in the metropolitan area of Mexico City and that had appeared among the 10 worst last year, was located in 54th place, still low, but more than 20 places away from the bottom of the classification.

The Cabinet of Strategic Communication is a public opinion research company that compiled in the study presented this Thursday a compilation of the opinions of the 76 capitals and cities, which includes the 16 mayoralties of Mexico City.

"400 telephone interviews per city were applied, from June to September 2019. The study is a comparative guide to optimize decision making according to the social, political, economic and cultural of each locality," they said.

The instrument includes standardized indicators with international validity - life satisfaction and social cohesion - which allows comparisons with other countries. (Also) own indicators were included to measure the particular characteristics of our region, culture, and form of government, as well as the evaluation of local authorities and services," they added.

By Mexicanist

Recommended stories