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Mexicali (English pronunciation: /ˌmɛksɪˈkæli/; Spanish: [mexiˈkali] ) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California and seat of the Municipality of Mexicali. The City of Mexicali has a population of 689,775, according to the 2010 census, while the population of the entire metropolitan area reaches 996,826; making the city and metropolitan area the second most populous in Baja California. The city maintains a highly educated and skilled population, as it has modernized and become an important population center in the desert region. Mexicali's economy has been historically based on agricultural products, and to this day it remains a large sector of the economy. As time has progressed, however, its economy has gradually gone from being agricultural to include industry, mainly maquiladoras. Companies such as Honeywell, GKN Aerospace, Kellogg's, Gulfstream, UTC Aerospace Systems, SunPower, Rockwell Collins, LG Electronics, National Oilwell Varco, Mitsubishi, Autolite, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Robert Bosch, and Goodrich Corporation have built maquiladora plants in the city. Mexicali became the national center for the aerospace industry in Mexico when Rockwell Collins (former Hughes Tool Company) established an operation there in 1966. Rockwell Collins is the oldest company under the maquiladora program nationwide. Founded on March 14, 1903, Mexicali is situated on the Mexico–United States border adjacent to its sister city Calexico, California, with which it forms a dual-state, international population center, Calexico–Mexicali.

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Facts and Stats for Mexicali*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mexicali

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

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 79.17 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 43.06 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 73.68 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 83.33 (Very High)
  • Mexicali: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 85 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 69.44 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 80.56 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 77.78 (High)
    • Car Stealing 66.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60 (High)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 83.33 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.11 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Mexicali - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Mexicali is 82.78 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 36.9 (Low)
    • Climate Index 50.94 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 86.31 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 53.69 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 32.22 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 62.6 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.73 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 44.13 (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 Mexicali

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 51.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.67 USD

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

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