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Nelson is a city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Known as "The Queen City", and acknowledged for its impressive collection of restored heritage buildings from its glory days in a regional silver rush, Nelson is one of the three cities forming the commercial and population core of the West Kootenay region, the others being Castlegar and Trail. The city is the seat of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. It is represented in the provincial legislature by the riding of Nelson-Creston, and in the Parliament of Canada by the riding of British Columbia Southern Interior.

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Facts and Stats for Nelson*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nelson

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

    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 6.25 (Very Low)
  • Nelson: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 34.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 34.38 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 28.13 (Low)
    • Drug offense 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 65.63 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40.63 (Moderate)
  • Living in Nelson - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 64.06 (High)
    • Pollution Index 3.88 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 17 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.45 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.72 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.51 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.33 (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 Nelson

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.38 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.63 USD

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

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