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Medan (Indonesian pronunciation: [meˈdan]; Indonesian: Kota Medan) is the capital of North Sumatra province in Indonesia. Located on the northern coast, and with 2,097,610 inhabitants at the 2010 census, Medan is third largest city in Indonesia (behind Jakarta and Surabaya), and the largest Indonesian city outside Java.Its built-up (or metro) area made of 18 municipalities or districts was home to 4,103,696 inhabitants at the 2010 census. The city is bordered by the Deli Serdang Regency to the east, south and west, and the Strait of Malacca to the north. The city was known as Deli when it was established by Dutch tobacco commerce after the formation of the Deli Company. The Deli Railway was established for shipping. Rubber, tea, timber, palm oil, and sugar industries followed. Medan was dubbed by the Dutch Parijs van Soematra due to the city's resemblance to Paris. Lamudi, a worldwide real estate portal, recognized Medan as one among six cities in Asia to feature and preserve several colonial architectural sites, while accompanying its growth as a metropolitan city.

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Facts and Stats for Medan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Medan

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

    • Air Pollution 76.56 (High)
    • Water Pollution 34.62 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 60.94 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.33 (High)
  • Medan: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.31 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.54 (High)
    • Car Stealing 38.39 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.32 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.52 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 38.39 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.82 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 40.18 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.43 (Moderate)
  • Living in Medan - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Medan is 115.45 (High)

    • Safety Index 53.23 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 61.16 (High)
    • Pollution Index 70 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.67 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 37.01 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 79.72 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.64 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 37.77 (Very 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 Medan

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 21.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.46 USD

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

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