Air quality in New Zealand

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

LAST UPDATE (local time)

LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time New Zealand
Most polluted city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Tokoroa, Waikato

108

2 Masterton, Wellington

57

3 Queenstown, Otago

44

4 Christchurch, Canterbury

34

5 Otorohanga, Waikato

31

6 Whangarei, Northland

29

7 Wellington City, Wellington

26

8 Taupo, Waikato

21

9 Gisborne, Gisborne

19

10 Henderson, Auckland

19

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time New Zealand
Cleanest city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 New Plymouth, Taranaki

0

2 Wainuiomata, Wellington

0

3 Hastings, Hawke's Bay

1

4 Darfield, Canterbury

4

5 Wellington, Wellington

5

6 Ashburton, Canterbury

7

7 Geraldine, Canterbury

13

8 Lower Hutt, Wellington

13

9 Timaru, Canterbury

13

10 Richmond, Tasman

14

(local time)

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How polluted is New Zealand?

The national flag of Rest of the world

2020 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2020 average US AQI

29

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PM2.5

x0

PM2.5 concentration in New Zealand air is currently 0 times above the WHO annual air quality guideline value

2020  New Zealand cleanest city Rothesay Bay , Auckland

16

2020  New Zealand most polluted city Blenheim , Marlborough

51

2020 aqi country ranking

How does New Zealand rank globally in air pollution?

99/ 106 countries ranked in 2020

Which country had the worst air quality in 2020?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1The national flag of Rest of the worldBangladesh164'689'383

162

2The national flag of Rest of the worldPakistan220'892'331

153

3The national flag of Rest of the worldIndia1'380'004'385

141

4The national flag of Rest of the worldMongolia3'278'292

128

5The national flag of Rest of the worldAfghanistan38'928'341

128

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

123

7The national flag of Rest of the worldQatar2'881'060

123

8The national flag of Rest of the worldKyrgyzstan6'524'191

121

9The national flag of Rest of the worldIndonesia273'523'621

114

10The national flag of Rest of the worldBosnia Herzegovina3'280'815

113

99The national flag of Rest of the worldNew Zealand4'822'233

29

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