Juarez

Overall Score

2.5

Suidade Juárez – a large city on the north side of Mexico in the state of Chihuahua. It is located on the south (right) side of Rio Grande. On the opposing side is the U.S. territory (Texas). Together with the American city of El Paso, Ciudad Juárez is the second largest American-Mexican reservation. Ciudad Juárez is among the main transit points from Mexico to the United States.

Before the introduction of the Europeans, the territory of Ciudad Juárez was occupied by an Indian settlement. The city was founded by Spanish explorers in 1659 under the name North Peruvian (Pasco del Norte). They sought convenient routes through the Rocky Mountains, and the new settlement served as an outpost for expeditions, and was inhabited mainly by French monks. In 1848, after the Mexican-American War and the loss of Texan territory to Mexico, Pasco del Norte became a border town because the border with the United States ran through Rio Grande. In fact, until 1930, one could cross the border freely. The present name – City of Juárez – Pácelo del Norte was named in memory of the national hero and president of Mexico, Benedito Paulo Juárez, in 1888. During the Mexican Revolution, Ciudad Juárez was at the center of the war because it was considered a strategically important point. A large part of the city was destroyed, many of its inhabitants abandoned the unsafe area. Many American companies have offices here because of their cheap labor power. The city also has an eerie reputation as the criminogenic center and drug capital of Juárez.

Ciudad Juárez cannot boast a rich architectural legacy, but it has other advantages for attracting visitors. There are a lot of parks in the city: &Laquo;Central Park, &Laquo;Park Chamissale, &Laquo;Extremo, the largest in Latin America, the largest Extremal Recreation Park. There are areas designed for leisure: the Plaza Mercado Juárez, where the traditional Mexican souvenirs are sold, the PPRONAF area, and the Juárez Avenue, famous for its many restaurants, bars, and shopping malls. Beyond the city, the dunes of Samaluyuca – an ideal place for lovers of snowboarding. There are many museums, churches and several theaters in Ciudad Juárez.

100 USD = 1,809.46 MXN

Overall Score

2.5
  • Air quality: 37 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Religious
  • Population: 1,300,000 people
  • GDP: $8,444 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V60Hz
  • Internet: 24 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: Technology Hub
  • Online electronics shop: Linio
  • Best short-haul air carrier: InterJet
  • Best intl air carrier: Aero Mexico
  • Monthly costs for expat: $750
  • Monthly costs for family: $1700
  • Monthly costs for local: $500
  • Meal: $4
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.5
  • Coffee: $2


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