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 Masterton, Wellington

52

2 Kaiapoi, Canterbury

33

3 Matamata, Waikato

32

4 Ashburton, Canterbury

31

5 Awatoto, Hawke's Bay

31

6 Wainuiomata, Wellington

31

7 Rangiora, Canterbury

30

8 Gore, Southland

29

9 Tokoroa, Waikato

29

10 Christchurch, Canterbury

24

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time New Zealand
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1 Hamilton, Waikato

0

2 New Plymouth, Taranaki

0

3 Penrose, Auckland

1

4 Dunedin, Otago

2

5 Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui

2

6 Reefton, West Coast

3

7 Rothesay Bay, Auckland

3

8 Gisborne, Gisborne

5

9 Mosgiel, Otago

5

10 Nelson South, Nelson

5

(local time)

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How polluted is New Zealand?

The national flag of Rest of the world

2019 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2019 average US AQI

31

2019  New Zealand cleanest cityParaparaumu, Wellington

17

2019  New Zealand most polluted cityMasterton, Wellington

52

2019 aqi country ranking

How does New Zealand rank globally in air pollution?

91/ 98 countries ranked in 2019

Which country had the worst air quality in 2019?

#COUNTRYPopulationAVG. US AQI
1The national flag of Rest of the worldBangladesh166'368'149

165

2The national flag of Rest of the worldPakistan200'813'818

156

3The national flag of Rest of the worldMongolia3'121'772

154

4The national flag of Rest of the worldAfghanistan36'373'176

153

5The national flag of Rest of the worldIndia1'354'051'854

152

6The national flag of Rest of the worldIndonesia266'794'980

141

7The national flag of Rest of the worldBahrain1'566'993

129

8The national flag of Rest of the worldNepal29'624'035

123

9The national flag of Rest of the worldUzbekistan32'364'996

115

10The national flag of Rest of the worldIraq39'127'900

111

91The national flag of Rest of the worldNew Zealand4'749'598

31

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