Air quality in South Korea

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in South Korea

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Korea
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Asan, Chungcheongnam-do

157

2 Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do

153

3 Siheung, Gyeonggi-do

144

4 Cheonan, Chungcheongnam-do

141

5 Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do

137

6 Goyang, Gyeonggi-do

133

7 Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do

131

8 Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do

129

9 Boryeong, Chungcheongnam-do

128

10 Paju, Gyeonggi-do

127

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Korea
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Busan, Busan

25

2 Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do

27

3 Ulsan, Ulsan

27

4 Jeju, Jeju-do

33

5 Seogwipo, Jeju-do

33

6 Yeongdeok, Gyeongsangbuk-do

36

7 T'aebaek, Gangwon-do

45

8 Daejeon, Chungcheongnam-do

48

9 Geumsan, Chungcheongnam-do

53

10 Daejeon, Daejeon

55

(local time)

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How polluted is South Korea?

The national flag of International

2022 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Moderate

2022 average US AQI

64

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PM2.5

x3.7

2022 average PM2.5 concentration in South Korea: 3.7 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

2022  South Korea cleanest city Sokcho , Gangwon-do

44

2022  South Korea most polluted city Cheonan , Chungcheongnam-do

89

2022 aqi country ranking

How does South Korea rank globally in air pollution?

56/ 131 countries ranked in 2022

Which country had the worst air quality in 2022?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US
1The national flag of InternationalChad17,179,740

169

2The national flag of InternationalIraq43,533,592

164

3The national flag of InternationalPakistan231,402,117

159

4The national flag of InternationalBahrain1,463,265

157

5The national flag of InternationalBangladesh169,356,251

156

6The national flag of InternationalBurkina Faso22,100,683

155

7The national flag of InternationalKuwait4,250,114

151

8The national flag of InternationalIndia1,407,563,842

144

9The national flag of InternationalEgypt109,262,178

128

10The national flag of InternationalTajikistan9,750,064

127

56The national flag of InternationalSouth Korea51,744,876

64

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