Visit Essen - Best of Essen

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 22.22 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very 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 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 28.13 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.88 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 28.13 (Low)
    • Attacks 31.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.13 (Moderate)
  • Living in Essen - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Essen is 180 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 63.6 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.61 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 22.22 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 51 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.16 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.78 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.85 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 88.26 (Moderate)
    • 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 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 97.02 USD

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

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