The best cities to live in Mexico in 2019


As it happens in this type of rankings, there is more than one list that aims to publicize the cities that are the best in Mexico. Some of these lists consider aspects such as opportunities to do business, tourism level, access to certain life satisfiers, etc., so that sometimes only business or political promotion aspects are considered to determine an evaluation, but they are left out. the most interesting: the perception of the people who live in the cities.

In the following list, the company that developed it is Mexican and considered comparative information, current and methodologically valid to measure the perception of the quality of life of those who inhabit those cities. They also measured the degree of satisfaction with the public services provided by municipalities and mayorships, the evaluation of mayors and social cohesion; with this, a valid comparator was obtained to have the best cities to live in Mexico in 2019. The aspects evaluated in this year were:

  • Evaluation and performance of mayors.
  • Satisfaction with municipal services.
  • Quality of life.
  • Social cohesion.
  • Net Promoter Score of the city (if people would recommend their city or not live in it).

Top 1: Cities with the best quality of life

Yucatán was the most peaceful state in Mexico in 2016, followed by Nayarit, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, and Coahuila. The southern region of Mexico has been typically more peaceful than the northern border and the Pacific coast. Yucatan stands out because the assessment indicates that its peace index is twice the regional average. During 2016, the state obtained an exceptional rating on indicators of homicide and firearms offenses, with the lowest homicide rate in the country. While the national homicide rate reached 16.8 deaths per 100,000 population, that of Yucatán was 2.8, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). 

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Top 2: Satisfaction with public services

Here they were evaluated:

  • Timely collection of garbage.
  • Drainage operation and attention to water leaks.
  • Paving quality and bumpy arrangements.
  • Maintenance of public lighting.
  • Maintenance of gardens and public parks.
  • Regulation of informal commerce and, street merchants
  • Improvements in health centers and service in clinics.
  • Free Internet by the municipality.

Top 3: Evaluation of mayors

Here the following was qualified:

  • Whether the mayor is known or not.
  • Performance of the ruler.
  • Perception of the mayor’s capacity to solve problems.
  • Perception of the direction that the city takes.

Top 4: Social cohesion

The concept sounds confusing but it is very interesting and many will like what it measured: it has to do with the attitudes and behaviors of the members of the society of that city, such as their social cooperation, their collective union, their solid ties and positive as a community as well as that of its institutions.

In that sense the best cities are:

Top 5: Probability of recommending the city where you live (NPS)

This indicator measured the probability that the interviewee would recommend someone to move to their city, and this was the result:

In 2018 the best delegations to live in Mexico City were:

(Group one, the highest)

  1. Coyoacán.
  2. Benito Juarez.
  3. Miguel Hidalgo.

(Group two)

       4. Azcapotzalco.

       5. Cuauhtémoc.       6. Venustiano Carranza. 

The best municipalities to live in the State of Mexico were (but there are changes this year):

  • Tlalnepantla
  • Nezahualcóyotl.

The worst cities to live in Mexico in 2019:

The worst cities to live in Mexico last year were (in this order):

Chilpancingo, Guerrero took the first place as the most unacceptable city in Mexico. These followed:

  • Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.
  • Acapulco Guerrero.
  • Ecatepec de Morelos, State of Mexico.
  • Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.
  • Oaxaca, Oaxaca
  • Villahermosa Tabasco.
  • Reynosa Tamaulipas.
  • Naucalpan, State of Mexico.
  • Cuernavaca, Morelos.
  • Tapachula, Chiapas.
  • Chimalhuacán, State of Mexico.

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The worst cities to live in Mexico in 2019:

These are the cities of Mexico that are worst evaluated by their inhabitants in each of the above-described tops, therefore they are the worst cities to live in the country:


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