Cochabamba Tourism, Bolivia

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Cochabamba (Aymara: Quchapampa, Quechua: Quchapampa) is a city in central Bolivia, in a valley with the same name, in the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cochabamba Department and is the fourth largest city in Bolivia, with a population of 630,587 according to the 2012 Bolivian census. Its name is from a compound of the Quechua words qucha, meaning "lake", and pampa, "open plain". Residents of the city and surrounding areas are commonly referred to as Cochalas. It is known as the "City of Eternal Spring" and "The Garden City" because of its spring-like temperatures all year round. It is also known as "La Llajta", which means " town" in Quechua.

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Facts and Stats for Cochabamba*

  • Pollution Statistics in Cochabamba

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

    • Air Pollution 79.17 (High)
    • Water Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 79.17 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 80 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 94.44 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 83.33 (Very High)
  • Cochabamba: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.89 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.13 (High)
    • Car Stealing 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.89 (High)
    • Attacks 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 61.11 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 22.22 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.11 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.78 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 63.89 (High)
  • Living in Cochabamba - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 42.69 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 94.41 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.59 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.9 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 39.36 (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 Cochabamba

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.52 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.13 USD

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

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