Ghent Tourism

Visit Ghent - Best of Ghent

The city of Ghent, is a thriving university town with up to 20% of its population studying at the local college at any one time. You can find a rich cosmopolitan atmosphere with a convivial small town quietness blended happily together. It's considered only second to Paris for architecture and there's a glorious offering of churches and old merchant houses to be found. It's a very tolerant place and tourists are made to feel very welcome.

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Facts and Stats for Ghent*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ghent

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

    • Air Pollution 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 36.67 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.94 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (Moderate)
  • Ghent: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 29.55 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.45 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.39 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 18.94 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.06 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.45 (Low)
    • Attacks 18.94 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 29.55 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.21 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75.76 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.03 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.12 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.12 (Low)
  • Living in Ghent - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ghent is 171.29 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 75.23 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.23 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.3 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 85.46 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.46 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.59 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 95.48 (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 Ghent

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.28 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.95 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 107.04 USD

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

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