Air quality in New Zealand

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

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time New Zealand
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Nelson South, Nelson

47

2 Wainuiomata, Wellington

47

3 Greymouth, West Coast

31

4 Hastings, Hawke's Bay

27

5 Masterton, Wellington

23

6 Otorohanga, Waikato

20

7 Hamilton, Waikato

19

8 Gisborne, Gisborne

14

9 Rangiora, Canterbury

14

10 Timaru, Canterbury

14

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time New Zealand
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Awatoto, Hawke's Bay

0

2 Henderson, Auckland

0

3 Richmond, Tasman

0

4 Winton, Southland

0

5 Rothesay Bay, Auckland

1

6 Whangarei, Northland

1

7 Geraldine, Canterbury

2

8 Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui

2

9 Queenstown, Otago

3

10 Wellington, Wellington

3

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is New Zealand?

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2021 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2021 average US AQI

28

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PM2.5

x1.4

2021 average PM2.5 concentration in New Zealand: 1.4 times the WHO annual air quality guideline value

2021  New Zealand cleanest city Rothesay Bay , Auckland

16

2021  New Zealand most polluted city Napier , Hawke's Bay

49

2021 aqi country ranking

How does New Zealand rank globally in air pollution?

105/ 118 countries ranked in 2021

Which country had the worst air quality in 2021?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US
1The national flag of CanadaBangladesh164,689,383

161

2The national flag of CanadaChad16,425,859

161

3The national flag of CanadaPakistan220,892,331

156

4The national flag of CanadaTajikistan9,537,642

152

5The national flag of CanadaIndia1,380,004,385

151

6The national flag of CanadaOman5,106,622

146

7The national flag of CanadaKyrgyzstan6,524,191

138

8The national flag of CanadaBahrain1,701,583

136

9The national flag of CanadaIraq40,222,503

136

10The national flag of CanadaNepal29,136,808

126

105The national flag of CanadaNew Zealand4,822,233

28

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