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San Cristóbal (Spanish pronunciation: [saŋ kɾisˈtoβal]) is the capital city of the Venezuelan state of Táchira. It is located in a mountainous region of Western Venezuela. The city is situated 818 m/2,625 ft above sea level in the northern Andes overlooking the Torbes River, 56 km/35 mi from the Colombian border. San Cristóbal was founded on March 31, 1561 by Juan de Maldonado. From its inception, the city evolved rapidly as one of the most progressive and important centers of commerce in the country, due primarily to its rich soil and its proximity to the border with Colombia. The city was severely damaged by the Earthquake of Cúcuta (also known as Earthquake of the Andes) in 1875. The city is located on the Pan-American Highway.


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Facts and Stats for San Cristobal*

  • San Cristobal: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in San Cristobal - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.75 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 29.04 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 41.39 (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 San Cristobal

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in San Cristobal

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.04 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.14 USD

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

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