Mendoza ranks first in regards to quality of life in Argentina (CONICET, 2013). The National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) analyzed socioeconomic and environmental indicators for 528 cities and towns in Argentina. Mendoza was placed first on the ranking of cities as result of the research led by Guillermo Angel Velázquez, Phd in geography. Mendoza had already ranked first in regards to quality of life and living conditions in urban habitats in Argentina in another study in 2011. (Social Observatory, Catholic University of Argentina).


 

Quality of Life

The population of Mendoza is the result of the largest waves of immigration to Argentina over the last 150 years. Between the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a total of seven million immigrants reached Argentina, turning this country into the largest recipient of immigrants in Latin America and the second largest worldwide.

An important part of this mass migration was drawn to Mendoza, which in 1914 had 31.8% immigrants (mostly Europeans) among its inhabitants.

Despite of its heterogeneous origin, Mendoza’s society has a fairly homogeneous composition due to the ethnic integration.

 

 
 
 
Argentina’s Constitution with its marked liberal inspiration and the cultural development of the population have created an atmosphere where religious tolerance, freedom of religion and free and secular public education can be enjoyed by all inhabitants of Mendoza.

Mendoza currently provides a wide range of educational, cultural and recreational options. Health services meet international standards and it is connected to the world through an extensive network of roads, domestic and international flights, telecommunications and high speed Internet services.