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Cubatão is a city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, 12 kilometers away from Santos seaport, the largest in Latin America. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Baixada Santista. The population is 127,006 (2015 est.) in an area of 142.88 km². It hosts industries, refining oil, steel mills and fertilizers. In the early 1980s, Cubatão was one of the most polluted cities in the world, nicknamed "Valley of Death", due to births of brainless children and respiratory, hepatic and blood illnesses. High air pollution was killing forest over hills around the city. It's a rich town with a poor population. It was ranked the top ten dirtiest cities in the world by Popular Science. On February 25, 1984 an oil spill set the shantytown Vila Socó on fire, killing 93 people according to official figures, though the actual death toll may be more than 200.The contamination of workers with persistent organic pollutants put Rhodia into Greenpeace's top 10 world's worst corporate crimes ever in its report to Rio Summit in 1992. Strong efforts were made to diminish pollution in the city, costing $1.2 billion so far. Although things have improved a lot, it is impossible to completely clean the soil and groundwater and while many large industries continue to work in such a small area, there will always be some pollution.

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Cubatão in Brazil awaits visitors! Discover the attractions, activities and accommodation in Cubatão. When planning a trip to Cubatão, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Campos Do Jordao. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Campos Do Jordao for its bountiful attractions like Morro Do Elefante, Ducha De Prata, Amantikir Jardins on your trip to Cubatão. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Cubatão.

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Facts and Stats for Cubatão*

  • Pollution Statistics in Cubatão

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

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Cubatão: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 32.14 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.1 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 64.29 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.24 (High)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.62 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.52 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 11.9 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.95 (Moderate)
  • Living in Cubatão - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Cubatão is 48.03 (Very Low)

    • Safety Index 46.65 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 66.38 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 114 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.46 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 55 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 30.68 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 22.45 (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 Cubatão

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.45 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 52.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.46 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.29 USD

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

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