What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Air quality is moderate, and much better than places like Jakarta, Manila, Beijing, etc. Especially during the rainy season skies are often blue and you can have a good view of the volcanoes looming in the distance. - Nov 2018


moderate. It can be bad when neighbors are burning trash. Trash is burned in empty lots all over town. Some mornings you awaken to the smell of something burning in the distance. There is definitely a lot of air pollution from vehicles. There is a smog layer that can be seen from the hills to the south of town. - Oct 2015


Pollution is moderate. The Consulate is located is outside of the city in a new development, so we don't get the full brunt of it. Anyone with sensitivities should take necessary precautions, but the average person won't notice it much. Allergies are a bigger issue, as the flora here cause problems for both people and pets. Stock up on allergy meds before arriving, as they are not readily available here at local pharmacies, especially for kids. - Apr 2015


Good, unless you are walking through snarled traffic. - Oct 2012


Air quality is not that great, muggy, lots of congestion. - May 2012


Air quality in the city can be bad, but not as bad as the capital city of Jakarta. It is generally better during the rainy season, and air quality in the countryside is OK once you are away from heavily populated areas - Oct 2010


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