Cuenca ranks among the top 25 cities in Latin America for high quality of life according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Cuenca’s tourist appeal was a major factor in the ranking, according to IDB. The IDB study looks at 144 indicators in analyzing cities and, besides economic growth and development, considers basic services, environmental quality, safety, health, and tourism appeal. IDB compares 550 cities worldwide with populations from 100,000 to two million. Other Latin American cities among the top 25 are Montevideo, Uruguay, San Jose, Costa Rica, and Panama City. Cuenca was the only city in Ecuador included in…
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