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San José Pinula is a municipality in the Department of Guatemala in the Republic of Guatemala in Central America. It is located 21 kilometers (13 mi) from the capital, Guatemala City. The city was established in 1886 as Villorio San José. The city is surrounded by mountains. Until a few years ago, the economy was based on the growing of corn, as well as some vegetables such as guisquil, chayote or pataste. However, the growth of Guatemala City in recent years has transformed farmland into suburban neighborhoods. Golf courses, such as Hacienda Nueva Country Club which used to be a convent in the 16th century and Alta Vista Country Club, both considered world-class, are now in and around San José Pinula. The city is governed by municipal authorities elected every four years. The predominant religion in the region is Roman Catholic, followed by evangelical Protestant denominations. The patron saint and namesake of the town is San José (St. Joseph), whose day and is annually celebrated on March 19. Currently, the town of San José Pinula is coping with rapid growth which has resulted in increased traffic congestion in the mornings and evenings.


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  • Pollution Statistics in San José Pinula

    Know the pollution level of San José Pinula before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Water Pollution 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.21 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 55 (Moderate)
  • San José Pinula: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 70.69 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 71.55 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 76.79 (High)
    • Car Stealing 60.83 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 64.29 (High)
    • Attacks 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 36.67 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.93 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.03 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.5 (High)
  • Living in San José Pinula - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of San José Pinula is 102.16 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 38.16 (Low)
    • Climate Index 99.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 66.33 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.33 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 46.93 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 64.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.38 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 33.13 (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 José Pinula

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.77 USD

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