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

117

2 Otorohanga, Waikato

68

3 Invercargill, Southland

57

4 Kaiapoi, Canterbury

57

5 Mosgiel, Otago

56

6 Richmond, Tasman

52

7 Winton, Southland

51

8 Rangiora, Canterbury

45

9 Wellington City, Wellington

37

10 Queenstown, Otago

29

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time New Zealand
Cleanest city ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1 Gore, Southland

1

2 Paraparaumu, Wellington

1

3 Penrose, Auckland

1

4 Ruakaka, Northland

1

5 Reefton, West Coast

2

6 Awatoto, Hawke's Bay

4

7 New Plymouth, Taranaki

4

8 Pukekohe, Auckland

4

9 Darfield, Canterbury

5

10 Tahunanui, Nelson

5

(local time)

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How polluted is New Zealand?

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2020 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2020 average US AQI

29

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PM2.5

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PM2.5 concentration in New Zealand air is currently 0 times above WHO exposure recommendation

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 USABangladesh164'689'383

162

2The national flag of USAPakistan220'892'331

153

3The national flag of USAIndia1'380'004'385

141

4The national flag of USAMongolia3'278'292

128

5The national flag of USAAfghanistan38'928'341

128

6The national flag of USAOman5'106'622

123

7The national flag of USAQatar2'881'060

123

8The national flag of USAKyrgyzstan6'524'191

121

9The national flag of USAIndonesia273'523'621

114

10The national flag of USABosnia Herzegovina3'280'815

113

99The national flag of USANew Zealand4'822'233

29

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