Iquique Tourism, Chile

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Iquique (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈkike], ee-KEE-kay) is a port city and commune in northern Chile, capital of both the Iquique Province and Tarapacá Region. It lies on the Pacific coast, west of the Pampa del Tamarugal which is part of Atacama Desert. It had a population of 180,601 according to the 2012 census. It is also the main commune of the Greater Iquique. The city developed during the heyday of the saltpetre mining in Atacama Desert in the 19th century. Originally a Peruvian city with a large Chilean population it was ceded to Chile as result of War of the Pacific (1879–1883). Today it is one of only two free ports of Chile.

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A place in Chile, Iquique is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A holiday in Iquique can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Iquique*

  • Pollution Statistics in Iquique

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

    • Air Pollution 60 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Iquique: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Iquique - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 44.27 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 65.17 (High)
    • Health Care Index 18.06 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.28 (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 Iquique

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 66.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.43 USD

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

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