San Cristobal Tourism, Venezuela

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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 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 87.5 (Very High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 37.5 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 87.5 (Very High)
  • Living in San Cristobal - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 22.66 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 28.93 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 280 (Very High)
    • 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 0.5 USD
    • International Movie per seat 0.82 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55 USD

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

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