Essen Tourism, Germany

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Essen is a city in the central part of Ruhr in North Rhine-Westphalia, in Germany. It is located on River Ruhr with a population of about 579,000 people. It is the 9thlargest city in Germany. It has been one of German’s coal and steel centers until 1970s. The city has since developed into a tertiary sector of the German economy.

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Facts and Stats for Essen*

  • Pollution Statistics in Essen

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

    • Air Pollution 35.94 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 15 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 30.77 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • Essen: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 32.64 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.39 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25.71 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.47 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.36 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 86.11 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 32.86 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Living in Essen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Essen is 183.4 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 71.37 (High)
    • Climate Index 86.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35.21 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.45 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.2 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.88 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.62 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.54 (Very High)
    • 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 Essen

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.16 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 114.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.37 USD

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

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