Dushanbe Tourism, Tajikistan

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Dushanbe (Tajik: Душанбе, Duşanbe) is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means Monday in the Tajik language. It was so named because it grew from a village that originally had a popular market on Mondays. Until 1929, the city was known in Russian as Dyushambe (Russian: Дюшамбе, Djušambe), and from 1929 to 1961 as Stalinabad (Tajik: Сталинобод, Stalinoвod). As of 2014, Dushanbe has a population of 778,500.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Dushanbe, Tajikistan. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. Tour packages of Dushanbe are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Dushanbe*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dushanbe

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

    • Air Pollution 60.71 (High)
    • Water Pollution 64.29 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.57 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.83 (Moderate)
  • Dushanbe: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65 (High)
    • Attacks 70 (High)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 15 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 70 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 60 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dushanbe - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Dushanbe is 80.66 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 75.22 (High)
    • Pollution Index 63.88 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.11 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 29.44 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 16.27 (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 Dushanbe

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 18.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 28.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.33 USD

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

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