Noumea Tourism, New Caledonia

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Nouméa (French pronunciation: ​[numeˈa]) is the capital city of the French special collectivity of New Caledonia. It is situated on a peninsula in the south of New Caledonia's main island, Grande Terre, and is home to the majority of the island's European, Polynesian (Wallisians, Futunians, Tahitians), Indonesian, and Vietnamese populations, as well as many Melanesians, Ni-Vanuatu and Kanaks that work in one of the South Pacific's most industrialised cities. The city lies on a protected deepwater harbour which serves as the chief port for New Caledonia. At the August 2014 census, there were 179,509 inhabitants in the metropolitan area of Greater Nouméa (French: agglomération du Grand Nouméa), 100,237 of whom lived in the city (commune) of Nouméa proper. 66.8% of the population of New Caledonia live in Greater Nouméa, which covers the communes of Nouméa, Le Mont-Dore, Dumbéa and Païta.

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Facts and Stats for Noumea*

  • Pollution Statistics in Noumea

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

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 66.67 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Noumea: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 62.5 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 87.5 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 87.5 (Very High)
    • Attacks 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 87.5 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Noumea - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 94.73 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 55.75 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.25 (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 Noumea

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.38 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.72 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 146.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 122.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.15 USD

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

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