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Ahvaz (Persian: اهواز Ahvāz‎‎, Khuzestani Arabic: أهواز Aẖwaz) is a city in the southwest of Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 1,112,021 and its built-up (or metro) area with Sheybany was home to 1,136,989 inhabitants. Ahvaz has the world's worst air pollution according to a survey by the World Health Organization in 2011. Ahvaz is built on the banks of the Karun River and is situated in the middle of Khuzestan Province, of which it is the capital and most populous city. The city has an average elevation of 20 meters above sea level.


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Facts and Stats for Ahvaz*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ahvaz

    Know the pollution level of Ahvaz before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 82.35 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 78.95 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 79.69 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 88.1 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 76.56 (High)
  • Ahvaz: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ahvaz for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ahvaz.

    • Burglary and Theft 67.31 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 81.25 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.25 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 97.92 (Very High)
    • Attacks 70.83 (High)
    • Drug offense 68.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 23.08 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 68.75 (High)
  • Living in Ahvaz - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 30.95 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 97.09 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 108.5 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 15.53 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ahvaz

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ahvaz

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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