Portugalete Tourism, Spain

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Portugalete is a town lying to the west of Bilbao in the province of Biscay in the Autonomous Community of Basque Country, northern Spain. The town has 47,756 inhabitants (2013 census) and is part of Bilbao's metropolitan area. It is located at the mouth of the Estuary of Bilbao, on the left bank. Its land area is only 3.21 km², resulting in a population density of 15,908.4 persons/km², the fifth-most densely populated municipality in Spain (following Mislata, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Benetússer, and Santa Coloma de Gramenet). In 1300 Portugalete became the main competitor port for Bilbao, but it lost its predominant position in 1511 when the trade privileges were granted to the Port of Bilbao instead of Portugalete. Despite its name, it is not near the Spanish border with Portugal and its name is not etymologically related with that country: it derives, instead, from a phonetic adaptation of its Basque name (Portu-Ugaldeta) to the Spanish language.

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Facts and Stats for Portugalete*

  • Pollution Statistics in Portugalete

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

    • Air Pollution 28.75 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.93 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.43 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.59 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Portugalete: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 26.39 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.78 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.22 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.06 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 31.94 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.89 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 72.22 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.22 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.06 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 33.33 (Low)
  • Living in Portugalete - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Portugalete is 182.27 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 72.69 (High)
    • Climate Index 95.55 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 29.53 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.48 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 89.85 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.4 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 88.93 (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 Portugalete

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 95.6 USD

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

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