Merida named best city to live in Mexico for second straight year


For the second year in a row, a leading polling firm has named Merida the best place to live in Mexico, according to results of its survey.

The White City topped this independent “most livable cities in Mexico” index, conducted by Gabinete de Comunicación Estratégica.

The polling firm scored cities on three metrics: quality of life, satisfaction with services and satisfaction with the performance of mayors.

The quality of life variable included things like perceptions of safety, housing and employment opportunities.


Mérida scored best on the combined three metrics, with 77.6, edging out Saltillo at 77. Aguascalientes came in third at 71.6.

At the bottom end of the list were Naucalpan, State of México, with 51.3, Chilpancingo, Guerrero, with 49.8, and Ecatepec, D.F., with 48.8.

The polling firm has made the entire survey available here (PDF download).

The survey collected information from 30,400 questionnaires in a the poll carried out in Mexico’s 60 largest municipalities and the 16 boroughs of Mexico City.


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