According to the National Urban Public Security Survey (ENSU), conducted by the National Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Informatics (INEGI), in the second quarter of 2019, 73.9% of the population ages 18 years and over, coming from 70 cities in Mexico, consider that the place where they live is unsafe.
The results of the ENSU showed that the city of San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León, is the safest place to live in Mexico since more than 80% of its inhabitants have a positive perception regarding safety.
In this city, the houses have a cost of $15.99 million pesos for sale and $32,104 for rent, and the apartments have an average value of $8.82 million pesos for sale or $26,348 for rent.
The second and third places on the list are occupied by the cities of Mérida, Yucatán, and San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, with an approval regarding safety of 69.8% and 66.9%, respectively.
In these, Propiedades.com reports that the apartments for rent are around $8,000 pesos per month and houses around $9,500 pesos. And in terms of sales, the gap is greater, since in Mérida apartments cost $1.80 million pesos and the houses $2.13 million pesos, while in San Nicolás the prices are $1.22 million and $1.43 million pesos, respectively.
The list of the safest cities also includes Los Cabos , Baja California Sur; Durango , Durango; Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco; Saltillo, Coahuila; General Escobedo, Nuevo León; Campeche, Campeche, and Mazatlan, Sinaloa. In them, the percentages of people who feel safe range from 61.6% to 53 percent. Puerto Vallarta stands at 56%, sixth place in Mexico.
The houses for sale in these locations range from $4.28 million pesos in Los Cabos to $1.13 million in General Escobedo. And, with respect to the apartments for sale, the highest prices are in Puerto Vallarta, with properties at $4.4 million pesos and the cheapest in Durango, with $874,385 pesos.
On the other hand, in the income segment, the houses with the highest prices are in Los Cabos, where they cost $35,602 pesos per month and the cheapest in Campeche, with $8,924 pesos. Apartment rentals range from $18,000 pesos per month in Los Cabos to $7,038 pesos in Durango.