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Üsküdar (Turkish pronunciation: [ysˈcydaɾ]), formerly known as Scutari (Scutàrion, Σκουτάριον in Greek), is a large and densely populated district and municipality of Istanbul, Turkey, on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus. It is bordered on the north by Beykoz, on the east by Ümraniye, on the southeast by Ataşehir, on the south by Kadıköy, and on the west by the Bosphorus, with the areas of Beşiktaş, Beyoğlu, and Eminönü on the opposite shore. It is home to about half a million people. Üsküdar is also the usual name for the historic center of the municipality.


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Facts and Stats for Uskudar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Uskudar

    Know the pollution level of Uskudar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 63.39 (High)
    • Water Pollution 57.3 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.9 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 56.31 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 49.87 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.28 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 55.51 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 71.24 (High)
  • Uskudar: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 46.04 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.97 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.61 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 72.86 (High)
    • Car Stealing 36.31 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 51.2 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 44.49 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.38 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.29 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 53.56 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.09 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.29 (Moderate)
  • Living in Uskudar - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Uskudar is 113.43 (High)

    • Safety Index 49.72 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.02 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 69.09 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 54.05 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.73 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 67.53 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.41 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 49.81 (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 Uskudar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Uskudar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 25.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 63.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.05 USD

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

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