Air quality in Malaysia

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

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Malaysia
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Klang

110

2Kuala Langat

88

3Nilai

84

4Petaling Jaya

78

5Shah Alam

73

6Kota Bharu

67

7Kuala Terengganu

67

8Pasir Gudang

67

9Tanah Merah

65

10Alor Gajah

62

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time Malaysia
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Bongawan

13

2Limbang

13

3Tawau

13

4Putatan

15

5Kangar

22

6Tanjong Malim

22

7Alor Setar

23

8Kota Samarahan

23

9Sri Aman

23

10Kapit

24

  (local time)

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How polluted is Malaysia?

2019 Air quality average

Moderate

2019 average US AQI

66

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PM2.5

x1

PM2.5 concentration in Malaysia in 2019 was 1 times above WHO exposure recommendation

2019  Malaysia cleanest city

Tawau, Sabah

36

2019  Malaysia most polluted city

Putrajaya, Putrajaya

73

2019 aqi country ranking

How does Malaysia rank globally in air pollution?

50/ 193 countries

Which country had the worst air quality in 2019?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. 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

50Malaysia32'700'760

66

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