El Alto Tourism

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El Alto (Spanish for The Heights) is the second-largest city in Bolivia, located adjacent to La Paz in Pedro Domingo Murillo Province on the Altiplano highlands. El Alto is today one of Bolivia's fastest-growing urban centers, with a population of 974,754 in 2011. El Alto is the highest major metropolis in the world, with an average elevation of 4,150 m (13,615 ft). The El Alto-La Paz metropolitan area, formed by the cities of El Alto, La Paz, and Viacha, constitutes the most populous urban area of Bolivia, with a population of 2.3 million inhabitants (greater than the metropolitan area of the country's largest city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra).


Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to El Alto, Bolivia. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for El Alto*

  • Pollution Statistics in El Alto

    Know the pollution level of El Alto before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70.83 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 83.33 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 79.17 (High)
  • El Alto: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.46 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 92.31 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 59.62 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.23 (High)
    • Attacks 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 65.38 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30.77 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.62 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.08 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.69 (Moderate)
  • Living in El Alto - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of El Alto is 40.74 (Very Low)

    • Safety Index 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 55.46 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 96.84 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 81.67 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 40.07 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 35.65 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.78 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 32.68 (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 El Alto

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in El Alto

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.78 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.16 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.52 USD

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

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