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Makassar (Buginese-Makassar language: ᨀᨚᨈ ᨆᨀᨔᨑ) – sometimes spelled Macassar, Mangkasara' – is the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is the largest city on Sulawesi Island in terms of population, and the fifth largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung, and Medan. From 1971 to 1999, the city was named Ujung Pandang, after a precolonial fort in the city, and the two names are often used interchangeably. The city is located on the southwest coast of the island of Sulawesi, facing the Makassar Strait. The city's area is 19,926 square kilometres (7,693 sq mi) and it had a population of around 1.6 million in 2013. Its built-up (or metro) area has 1,976,168 inhabitants covering Makassar City and 15 districts. Its official metropolitan area, known as Mamminasata, with 17 additional districts, covers an area of 2,548 square kilometres (984 sq mi) and had a population of around 2.4 million according to 2010 Census.

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A place in Indonesia, Makassar is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A vacation to Makassar can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Makassar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Makassar

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

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 56.25 (Moderate)
  • Makassar: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 31.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 62.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Makassar - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Makassar is 129.28 (High)

    • Safety Index 63.28 (High)
    • Climate Index 74.83 (High)
    • Pollution Index 55.17 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 33.03 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.81 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 47.11 (Low)
    • 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 Makassar

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 42.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.01 USD

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

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