Residents of the Mexican Chimalhuacan city are subject to the “worst quality of life,” a new study by the Strategic Communications Office said Wednesday.
The survey asked some 500,000 inhabitants of Mexico’s 76 most populated cities to rate their level of satisfaction in their hometowns from 0 to 100 points.
The questionnaire asked residents to judge their level of general happiness with the city, five years ago versus their current situation and their speculations about life five years into the future. Participants were offered guidelines, such as outlooks for employment, social and economic improvements, public services, and management.
Research shows that Chimalhuacan, which is located in central Mexico and home to 600,000 inhabitants, was at the bottom of the list, ranking 58.8. Among the other low-ranking cities were Nezahualcoyotl (59.24), Ecatepec (59.85), Milpa Alta (60.98) and Tlahuac (61.07).
However, the study reflected an increase in positivity along the northern regions with San Pedro Garza Garcia winning 74.56 points; San Nicolas Garza Garcia- 69.71 points; Saltillo- 69.28, Hermosillo- 69.13, and finally Guadalupe with 68.92.
The project was organized with the intention of pinpointing the areas of development, as well as opportunities to improve and increase municipal productivity to benefit its citizens. According to the study, among the most valued services were garbage collections, cultural and touristic events and promotion while the most disappointing were free wifi and road repair.