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Algiers (Arabic: الجزائر‎‎, al-Jazā’er; Algerian Arabic pronunciation: دزاير Dzayer, Berber: Dzayer tamaneɣt, French: Alger) is the capital and largest city of Algeria. In 2011, the city's population was estimated to be around 3,500,000. An estimate puts the population of the larger metropolitan city to be around 5,000,000. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria. Sometimes nicknamed El-Behdja (البهجة) or alternatively Alger la Blanche ("Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildings as seen rising up from the sea, Algiers is situated on the west side of a bay of the Mediterranean Sea. The modern part of the city is built on the level ground by the seashore; the old part, the ancient city of the deys, climbs the steep hill behind the modern town and is crowned by the casbah or citadel, 122 metres (400 ft) above the sea. The casbah and the two quays form a triangle.


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Facts and Stats for Algiers*

  • Pollution Statistics in Algiers

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

    • Air Pollution 56.9 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.96 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 72.22 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.52 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 78 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.52 (High)
  • Algiers: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 46.55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.32 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.3 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 79.02 (High)
    • Car Stealing 51.32 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.91 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.53 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 62.95 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.1 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.52 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.3 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.81 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.56 (Moderate)
  • Living in Algiers - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Algiers is 96.05 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 48.17 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 65.62 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.71 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.73 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.92 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 27.15 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 33.55 (Very Low)
    • 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 Algiers

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.22 USD

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

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