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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 58.04 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 73.08 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 78.13 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.85 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 67.31 (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 47.37 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.23 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.55 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.64 (High)
    • Car Stealing 50.89 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45.18 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.42 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.35 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 44.09 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.77 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.29 (Moderate)
  • Living in Algiers - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Algiers is 99.24 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 48.19 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 94.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 66.24 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.71 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 34.21 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.54 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 25.49 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 35.87 (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 4.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.7 USD

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

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