Air quality in the world

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

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World major city air quality ranking

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1The national flag of Rest of the world Lahore, Pakistan

313

2The national flag of Rest of the world Delhi, India

281

3The national flag of Rest of the world Karachi, Pakistan

199

4The national flag of Rest of the world Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

191

5The national flag of Rest of the world Kolkata, India

178

6The national flag of Rest of the world Mumbai, India

169

7The national flag of Rest of the world Milano, Italy

165

8The national flag of Rest of the world Dhaka, Bangladesh

163

9The national flag of Rest of the world Kathmandu, Nepal

161

10The national flag of Rest of the world Moscow, Russia

155

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OVERVIEW

What city has the best air quality?

Live  World cleanest city

USA   Salt Lake City

5

2021  World cleanest city

Kazakhstan   Chu

6

What city has the worst air quality?

Live  World most polluted city

Pakistan   Lahore

313

2021  World most polluted city

India   Bhiwadi

177

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

2021 AQI Country ranking

What country has the worst air quality?

#countryPopulation2021 AVG. US AQI
1The national flag of Rest of the worldBangladesh164,689,383

161

2The national flag of Rest of the worldChad16,425,859

161

3The national flag of Rest of the worldPakistan220,892,331

156

4The national flag of Rest of the worldTajikistan9,537,642

152

5The national flag of Rest of the worldIndia1,380,004,385

151

6The national flag of Rest of the worldOman5,106,622

146

7The national flag of Rest of the worldKyrgyzstan6,524,191

138

8The national flag of Rest of the worldBahrain1,701,583

136

9The national flag of Rest of the worldIraq40,222,503

136

10The national flag of Rest of the worldNepal29,136,808

126

Which is the cleanest country in the world?

#countryPopulation2021 AVG. US AQI
1The national flag of Rest of the worldNew Caledonia285,491

16

2The national flag of Rest of the worldU.S. Virgin Islands104,423

19

3The national flag of Rest of the worldPuerto Rico2,860,840

20

4The national flag of Rest of the worldCape Verde555,988

21

5The national flag of Rest of the worldBonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba26,221

21

6The national flag of Rest of the worldFinland5,540,718

23

7The national flag of Rest of the worldGrenada112,519

23

8The national flag of Rest of the worldBahamas393,248

23

9The national flag of Rest of the worldAustralia25,499,881

23

10The national flag of Rest of the worldEstonia1,326,539

25

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