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San Mateo (/ˌsæn məˈteɪ.oʊ/ SAN mə-TAY-oh; Spanish for "Saint Matthew") is a city in San Mateo County, California, in the high-tech enclave of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a population of 97,207 as of the 2010 census, it is one of the larger suburbs on the San Francisco Peninsula, located between Burlingame to the north, Foster City and San Francisco Bay to the east, Belmont to the south, and Highlands-Baywood Park and Hillsborough to the west. The 2015 population was estimated to be 103,536. San Mateo was incorporated in 1894. By car, San Mateo is about thirty minutes from downtown San Jose and twenty-five minutes from downtown San Francisco.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for San Mateo in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore San Mateo like a local. San Mateo is located at a short trip away from Sacramento a major city in United States. Attractions in Sacramento include Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Sacramento International Airport. A vacation to San Mateo can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for San Mateo*

  • Pollution Statistics in San Mateo

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

    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
  • San Mateo: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 40 (Moderate)
  • Living in San Mateo - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 69.58 (High)
    • Pollution Index 6.9 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 87.94 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.59 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 149.31 (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 Mateo

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 61.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.67 USD

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

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