Moving to Chile (or moving within Chile) and wondering what neighbourhood or municipality is the best city in Chile to live in – and which are the worst cities in Chile? The annual national ranking of Chilean cities or “comunas” determined by the Camera Chilena de la Construcción and the Instituto de Estudios Urbanos y Territoriales de la Pontificia Universidad Católica in their report, “ICVU 2018: Índice de Calidad de Vida Urbana Comunas y Ciudades de Chile,” has been released. Their findings are based on a Quality of Life Index or “Índice de Calidad de Vida Urbana” they have formulated which considers six measurable variables: 1) Housing and their surroundings 2) Transportation connectivity 3) Health and the environment 4) Working conditions 5) Sociocultural factors and 6) Business environment. According to this report, the best cities to live in Chile (out of a total of 93 cities or “comunas” having 50,000 or more residents – representing 78.6% of Chile’s total population) are as follows:
1) Providencia (Metropolitan Region)
2) Las Condes (Metropolitan Region)
3) Vitacura (Metropolitan Region)
4) Lo Barnechea (Metropolitan Region)
5) San Miguel (Metropolitan Region)
6) La Reina (Metropolitan Region)
7) Ñuñoa (Metropolitan Region)
8) Santiago (Metropolitan Region)
9) Punta Arenas (Magallanes Region)
10) Coyhaique (Aysén Region)
11) Valdivia (Los Ríos Region)
12) Viña del Mar (Valparaíso Region)
13) Concepción (Biobío Region)
14) Machalí (O’Higgins Region)
15) Talca (Maule Region)
And at the bottom of the list? According to this report, the 15 worst cities to live in Chile (based on the criteria described above) are as follows:
79) Recoleta (Metropolitan Region)
80) Colina (Metropolitan Region)
81) Lo Espejo (Metropolitan Region)
82) Ovalle (Coquimbo Region)
83) El Bosque (Metropolitan Region)
84) San Ramón (Metropolitan Region)
85) Melipilla (Metropolitan Region)
86) Cerro Navia (Metropolitan Region)
87) Buin (Metropolitan Region)
88) Padre las Casas (Araucanía Region)
89) Pedro Aguirre Cerda (Metropolitan Region)
90) Paine (Metropolitan Region)
91) Peñaflor (Metropolitan Region)
92) Talagante (Metropolitan Region)
93) La Pintana (Metropolitan Region)
Agree or disagree with the results? I’d love to read your thoughts on this in the comments section below! For a complete listing and description of the report, view the article on the Camera Chilena de la Construcción website.
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