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Lae(/ˈlæɪ/) is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. It is located near the delta of the Markham River and at the start of the Highlands Highway, which is the main land transport corridor between the Highlands region and the coast. Lae is the largest cargo port of the country and is the industrial hub of Papua New Guinea. The city is known as the Garden City and home of the University of Technology.

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Home to pretty treasures, Lae is Papua New Guinea's best kept secret. To explore Lae, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Lae*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lae

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

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Lae: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 71.88 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 71.88 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 96.88 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 68.75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 78.13 (High)
    • Attacks 75 (High)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 68.75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 64.29 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 81.25 (Very High)
  • Living in Lae - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 22.74 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 8 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 108.33 (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 Lae

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 55.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.88 USD

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

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