Currently, people seek to live in the safest and most prosperous cities, those with the best quality of life, this being a wide-ranging concept since it is made up of the physical health of the person, their physiological state, their social relationships, their level of independence and relationship with their environment, as defined by the World Health Organization.
According to the Salvador Zubirán Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition (INCMNSZ), the concept of quality of life encompasses five fundamental areas: physical, social, emotional, material, development and activities well-being; Based on these criteria, each aspect of the cities is evaluated to give a reliable result for people who seek to move.
It is important to note that Mexico is a large country, made up of 2,478 cities, which are part of its 32 federal entities. The quality of life index changes depending on the region. Given this fact, several professionals base their analyzes on the level of satisfaction of the inhabitants of a city and on certain indicators (health, work, rights, education, and environment, among others). .
What are the cities with the best quality of life in Mexico today?
The Urban Competitiveness Index of the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO) ranked the best cities to live in Mexico according to the quality of life they offer. The one from last year was released and these are the 10 of his top.
Areas of salary equality, academic performance, medical offer, social conditions and health services were also evaluated. The IMCO pointed out that cities with better quality of life indicators are more attractive for investment and talent.
The city of Mérida is located in the state of Yucatán and is considered the number one in quality of life within the Mexican Republic, since the indicators of the Urban Competitiveness Index indicate that it has one of the best educational coverage, since of each 10 people, 7 children of 14 years old study; In addition, they have an excellent medical service.
2. San Luis Potosi
It is a metropolitan area located in the center-north of Mexico and according to the IMCO. This city has a good level of schooling, and while the labor gender gap has been reduced, there are also few people living below the well-being line, and infant mortality levels have also decreased.
Querétaro is a city full of Spanish colonial architecture, it is also known for being part of history in the Declaration of the Independence of Mexico in 1810. In addition, the Constitution was promulgated there.
The IMCO mentions that it is the second place at the national level with the lowest rate of people with a low level of well-being; They have a positive qualification in high level of education and in responsible social enterprises.
4. Mexico City and Metropolitan Area
The Valley of Mexico was placed in fourth place among the cities with the best quality of life in the country, this is due to the fact that it has a small gender salary gap and studies, it also obtained a positive rating on educational coverage and is recognized for having a larger population with a school degree.
The city of Chihuahua is known for its huge murals that represent various historical events in Mexico, on the other hand, the IMCO placed it in fifth place because it has the best rates of educational coverage and schooling nationwide.
Guadalajara is a city with a lot of development, which has allowed its constant improvement regarding the quality of life, and although the Urban Competitiveness Index placed it in sixth place, for not obtaining a good rating in some areas, it has acceptable levels in each of the indicators evaluated; It also has a good health service and education coverage.
The city of Saltillo is located in the state of Coahuila and the IMCO assures that it has good coverage of educational services and accessibility to medical services; however, it does not have a good level of gender equality and has low levels of working women, as well as students.
Aguascalientes is recognized for its fountains, vineyards and for having been a colonial city that was part of the commercial route of Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.
The IMCO indicated that it is a place with balanced qualifications on the quality of life in all its aspects, reaching acceptable rates in health and educational coverage.
Monterrey is located in the state of Nuevo León and the Urban Competitiveness Index of the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness placed it in ninth place among the 10 best cities with quality of life in Mexico because it has a low rate of people below acceptable levels. of well-being, while it obtained remarkable results in access to education and maximum level of schooling.
Tijuana is located on the border with the United States and the IMCO placed it in last place in its most recent ranking, since it has the lowest rate of people living below the well-being line. Their level of educational coverage is acceptable.