San Pedro Garza Garcia and San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León; Saltillo, Coahuila and Hermosillo, Sonora, are the cities with the best quality of life, while Ecatepec, Nezahualcóyotl and Chimalhuacán, Mexico, stand; Tlaquepaque, Jalisco and Chilpancingo, Guerrero were the worst evaluated, according to the survey on the most livable cities in 2018, carried out by the Office for Strategic Communications.
The study was carried out by telephone calls to 30,000 Mexicans from the 76 most populated cities in the country and, among other things, sets the 10 with the best conditions for investing and providing favorable growth opportunities for the next 10 years.
The measurement parameters on which the research was based are five: indices of quality of life, evaluation of mayors, satisfaction with municipal services, social cohesion and the opinion of
people about the possibility of recommending the place where they live to others (net promoter score).
According to the opinions of the citizens surveyed, in a range of 0 to 100 points, the four cities with the highest quality of life index are: San Pedro Garza García (74.56) and San Nicolás de los Garza García (69.71), Nuevo León; Saltillo (69.28), Coahuila and Hermosillo, Sonora (69.13), while those at the bottom of the list are Chimalhuacán (58.83), Nezahualcóyotl (59.24) and Ecatepec (59.85), state of Mexico; Chilpancingo (61.13), Guerrero and Tlaquepaque (61.17), Jalisco.
With regard to the evaluation of residents' satisfaction with municipal services, 10 aspects were measured, including drainage, lighting, internet and public areas, but no city had a higher score of 7.5.
While no value was greater than or equal to 60 points, those with higher scores were San Pedro Garza García (56.07) and Mérida (54.17), Yucatán. The lowest results were obtained by Chilpancingo (23.52), Tuxtla Gutiérrez (24.69) and Tapachula (24.98), Chiapas.
In the edition of this year, the consultation included a new parameter that measures social cohesion, that is, it shows more trust between its members and in its institutions, they are more united and have a high sense of belonging.
The cities where the inhabitants reported the greatest coherence are San Pedro Garza Garcia (6.42), La Paz (6.08) and Mérida (6.04), while those with the lowest score correspond to Chimalhuacán (5.09), Acapulco (5.17), Tehuacán (5 36); Ecatepec (5.36) and Chilpancingo (5.38).
This study also measured the 16 town halls of Mexico City on the same indicators. In this case, the three who achieved the best quality of life were Benito Juárez (66.61), Miguel Hidalgo (66.61) and Álvaro Obregón (64.82), while one of the worst-reviewed Milpa Alta (60.98), Tláhuac (61.07). ) and Iztapalapa (61.20).
In a press conference, Federico Berrueto, Chief Executive Officer of the Strategic Communications Cabinet, pointed out that the cities with the best results were in northern Mexico, with the exception of Mérida, while those with the worst ratings registered in Mexico's agglomeration zone. . Mexico City and the south of the country.