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Santiago de los Caballeros or simply Santiago (English: Saint James of the Knights) is the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic, and the fourth-largest city in the Caribbean. It is the capital of the Santiago Province and the major metropolis in the north-central region of the country. Its urban population reaches 550,753 inhabitants, and if rural areas are included its population rises to 691,262. Santiago is located approximately 155 km (96 mi) northwest of Santo Domingo with an average altitude of 178 meters (584 ft). Founded in 1495 during the first wave of European settlement in the New World, the city is the "first Santiago of the Americas". Today the city is one of the Dominican Republic's cultural, political, industrial, and financial centers. Due to its location in the fertile Cibao Valley it has a robust agricultural sector and is a leading exporter of rum, textiles, and cigars. Santiago is known as "La Ciudad Corazón" (the "Heartland City").


This warm abode of Santiago De Los Caballeros is a delightful place to visit in Dominican Republic. A holiday in Santiago De Los Caballeros can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Santiago De Los Caballeros*

  • Pollution Statistics in Santiago De Los Caballeros

    Know the pollution level of Santiago De Los Caballeros before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 70.83 (High)
    • Water Pollution 60 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 91.67 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 45 (Moderate)
  • Santiago De Los Caballeros: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Santiago De Los Caballeros for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Santiago De Los Caballeros.

    • Burglary and Theft 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 66.67 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 62.5 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 62.5 (High)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 60.42 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35.42 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Santiago De Los Caballeros - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Santiago De Los Caballeros is 113.91 (High)

    • Safety Index 40.1 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 78.85 (High)
    • Pollution Index 77.53 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.39 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.85 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 24.25 (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 Santiago De Los Caballeros

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Santiago De Los Caballeros

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 50.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 53.7 USD

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

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