Air quality in the world

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in the world

LAST UPDATE   (local time)

Live AQI City Ranking

World major city air quality ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Delhi

153

2Incheon

129

3Johannesburg

125

4Jakarta

124

5Lahore

115

6Tashkent

102

7Seoul

99

8Sao Paulo

95

9Sofia

83

10Tehran

78

  (local time)

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HEALTH STATISTICS

How dangerous is air pollution?

Global ranking of risk factors for death across all ages and both sexes in 2017

Risk factordeaths
High blood pressure10.44M
Smoking7.1M
High blood sugar6.53M
Air pollution (Outdoor & Indoor)4.9M
Obesity4.72M
Outdoor air pollution3.41M
Diet high in sodium3.2M
Diet low in whole grains3.07M
Alcohol use2.84M
Diet low in fruits2.42M

Source: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) - Global health data for air pollution. (2020)

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OVERVIEW

What city has the best air quality?

Live  World cleanest city

Hong Kong SAR   Hong Kong

0

2019  World cleanest city

   Kailua-Kona

8

What city has the worst air quality?

Live  World most polluted city

India   Delhi

153

2019  World most polluted city

   Ghaziabad

179

How many people die from air pollution?

7 Millions Deaths every year as a result of exposure to fine particles in polluted air.

Source: World Health Organization

How many people breathe unhealthy air?

91% Of the world’s population live in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.

Source: World Health Organization

2019 AQI Country ranking

What country has the worst air quality?

#countryPopulation2019 AVG. US AQI
1Bangladesh166'368'149

165

2Pakistan200'813'818

156

3Mongolia3'121'772

154

4Afghanistan36'373'176

153

5India1'354'051'854

152

6Indonesia266'794'980

141

7Bahrain1'566'993

129

8Nepal29'624'035

123

9Uzbekistan32'364'996

115

10Iraq39'127'900

111

Which is the cleanest country in the world?

#countryPopulation2019 AVG. US AQI
1Bahamas385'340

14

2U.S. Virgin Islands104'578

15

3Iceland337'780

23

4Finland5'542'517

23

5Estonia1'306'788

25

6Sweden9'982'709

27

7Norway5'353'363

28

8New Zealand4'749'598

31

9Canada36'953'765

32

10Australia24'772'247

33

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