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Monterrey (Spanish pronunciation: [monteˈrei] ), is the capital and largest city of the northeastern state of Nuevo León, in Mexico. The city is anchor to the third-largest metropolitan area in Mexico and is ranked as the ninth-largest city in the nation. Monterrey serves as a commercial center in the north of the country and is the base of many significant international corporations. It is one of the wealthiest cities in Mexico and in the world with a GDP PPP of 130.7 billion dollars in 2012. Monterrey's GDP PPP per capita is of approximately 32,000 dollars. It is considered a Beta World City, cosmopolitan and competitive. Rich in history and culture, Monterrey is considered one of the most developed cities in the entire country. As an important industrial and business center, the city is also home to an array of Mexican companies, including Grupo Avante, Lanix Electronics, Ocresa, CEMEX, Vitro, Mercedes-Benz Mexico, OXXO, BMW de Mexico, Grupo Bimbo, DINA S.A., Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery and Heineken, which features Norteño capital and Grupo ALFA. Monterrey is also home to international companies such as Siemens, Accenture, Ternium, Sony, Toshiba, Carrier, Whirlpool, Samsung, Toyota, Babcock & Wilcox, Daewoo, Ericsson, Nokia, Dell, Boeing, HTC, General Electric, Gamesa, LG, SAS Institute, Grundfos, Danfoss, and Teleperformance, among others. Monterrey is located in northeast Mexico, at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental. The uninterrupted settlement of Monterrey starts in 1596, with its founding by Diego de Montemayor. In the years after the Mexican War of Independence, Monterrey became an important business center. With the establishment of Fundidora Monterrey, the city experienced a great industrial growth.


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Facts and Stats for Monterrey*

  • Pollution Statistics in Monterrey

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

    • Air Pollution 72.08 (High)
    • Water Pollution 46.23 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 49.55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.95 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.93 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 48.58 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 59.43 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45.45 (Moderate)
  • Monterrey: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 45.63 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.86 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 63.89 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75.32 (High)
    • Car Stealing 45.37 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 51.23 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.21 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 53.44 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.38 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 29.32 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.88 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.2 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.63 (Moderate)
  • Living in Monterrey - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Monterrey is 138.52 (High)

    • Safety Index 48.97 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 80.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 66.64 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.48 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.74 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 58.56 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.84 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.24 (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 Monterrey

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.56 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.81 USD

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

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