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Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. State of Washington. Incorporated in 1857, it is the fourth-largest city in the state, with a population of 161,791 as of April 1, 2010 census. Vancouver is the county seat of Clark County and forms part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area, the 23rd-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Originally established in 1825 around Fort Vancouver, a fur trading outpost, the city is located on the Washington-Oregon border along the Columbia River, directly north of Portland. In 2005, Money magazine named it No. 91 on its list of best places in America to live. In 2015, WalletHub ranks Vancouver the 60th best place to live for families in US.

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Vancouver, a city in the state of Washington, is also a suburb of Portland, Oregon and is located on the Washington-Oregon border along the Columbia River. The historic Pearson Field, the oldest operating airfields in the United States is located here. Some of the things to do in Vancouver, WA include visiting the Pearson Air Museum, which has the country's oldest wooden hanger; Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, home to the Hudson's Bay Company; White Sturgeon Art Gallery, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Columbia River; Water Resources Education Centre; Esther Short Park, a public playground and Officers Row, nineteenth century homes near Vancouver Barracks which are now open to public.

 

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Facts and Stats for Vancouver*

  • Pollution Statistics in Vancouver

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

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 27.08 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10.42 (Very Low)
  • Vancouver: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.33 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 51.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 63.33 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Vancouver - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Vancouver is 210.89 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.18 (High)
    • Climate Index 87.63 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 34.59 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.08 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.18 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 97.22 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.54 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 147.4 (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 Vancouver

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 71.21 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.43 USD

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

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