Visit Southampton - Best of Southampton

Known as the ‘Gateway to the World’, Southampton is largest city in Hampshire County in England. With a population of about 240,000 Southampton boasts some impressive museums, parks, architecture and festivals.

The city has a great history of conquests right from the 10th century. Normans were the first to conquer it in 1066, The French later in 1338. As a result you’ll find a lot of fortifications in the Old town. In the Victorian era the city saw a great expansion. The docks and the railways were developed to great extent. It is from here RMS Titanic first set sail.

Today Southampton is also known as the Cruise Capital of Europe. There are a lot Rib Charters that allow you to sail in the Solent Waters. You can access Yachts for a relaxing experience or powerboats to kick up the adrenaline. Soccer is a big thing here. The football matches of ‘The Saint’ draws huge crowds for cheer and support. The city that has everything under its roof to amaze you; plan your trip to cover it all.

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Facts and Stats for Southampton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Southampton

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

    • Air Pollution 34.09 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 45 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 34.38 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10 (Very Low)
  • Southampton: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 41 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.7 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 38 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51 (Moderate)
  • Living in Southampton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Southampton is 194.7 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 57.64 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.53 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 39.47 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 65.7 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 80 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.01 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 128.8 (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 Southampton

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.42 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.51 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.51 USD

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

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