Aguascalientes

Overall Score

3.1

The city of Aguascalientes is located in the same state and is its administrative center. Òoponim in translation means "Hot Waters. It got its name because of the hot springs that are located within its boundaries. The present city grew out of a small colony founded in the late 16th century by Juan de Réregues. The small village was then a resting place for passengers traveling from Zacatecaso to Mexico City. Over the centuries, the city has developed into a major administrative center for the region.

The old part of the city is an historic center, enclosed by colonial buildings during the Spanish occupation period. Apart from its archaeological and cultural features, Aguascaicentes is famous for its vast vineyards and thermal springs. Every year, citizens celebrate their national holiday with a great number of fairs. The tradition, which has its roots in the 17th century, is still held in high esteem by local residents. In the historic part of the city there is also a park, laid out in 1808. In the late 20th century, it was undergoing extensive renovation and landscaping.

100 USD = 1,706.65 MXN

Overall Score

3.1
  • Air quality: 57 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 720,000 people
  • GDP: $8,444 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 10 Mbps
  • Best wireless: TelCel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Service is not included in all restaurants (though this may vary by location or for a larger group), so it is customary to tip 10 to 20 percent of the total bill. Bartender: It’s acceptable to tip 10 to 20 pesos per drink or 10 to 15 percent of the total bill.
  • Apartment listings: VivaNuncios
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Uber
  • Best coworking space: The Inventor House
  • Online electronics shop: Linio
  • Best hospital: Central Medico Quirurgico
  • Best short-haul air carrier: InterJet
  • Best intl air carrier: Aero Mexico
  • Monthly costs for expat: $500
  • Monthly costs for family: $1250
  • Monthly costs for local: $360
  • Meal: $3
  • Small Cola: $0.5
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.5
  • Coffee: $2


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