Air quality in the world

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

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Live AQI City Ranking

World major city air quality ranking

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#cityUS AQI
1The national flag of International Jakarta, Indonesia

163

2The national flag of International Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

153

3The national flag of International Lahore, Pakistan

137

4The national flag of International Medan, Indonesia

119

5The national flag of International Batam, Indonesia

118

6The national flag of International Beijing, China

117

7The national flag of International Jerusalem, Israel

112

8The national flag of International Delhi, India

102

9The national flag of International Karachi, Pakistan

94

10The national flag of International Dubai, United Arab Emirates

92

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OVERVIEW

What city has the best air quality?

Live  World cleanest city

United Kingdom   London

27

2023  World cleanest city

Finland   Kuusamo

1

What city has the worst air quality?

Live  World most polluted city

Indonesia   Jakarta

163

2023  World most polluted city

India   Begusarai

184

How many people die from air pollution?

7 Million Deaths every year as a result of exposure to fine particles in polluted air.

Source: World Health Organization

How many people breathe unhealthy air?

91% Of the world’s population live in places where air quality exceeds WHO guideline limits.

Source: World Health Organization

2023 AQI Country ranking

What country has the worst air quality?

#countryPopulation2023 AVG. US AQI
1The national flag of InternationalBangladesh169,356,251

164

2The national flag of InternationalPakistan231,402,117

160

3The national flag of InternationalIndia1,407,563,842

147

4The national flag of InternationalTajikistan9,750,064

134

5The national flag of InternationalBurkina Faso22,100,683

128

6The national flag of InternationalIraq43,533,592

121

7The national flag of InternationalUnited Arab Emirates9,365,145

119

8The national flag of InternationalNepal30,034,989

118

9The national flag of InternationalEgypt109,262,178

118

10The national flag of InternationalDemocratic Republic of the Congo95,894,118

114

Which is the cleanest country in the world?

#countryPopulation2023 AVG. US AQI
1The national flag of InternationalFrench Polynesia304,032

13

2The national flag of InternationalMauritius1,266,060

14

3The national flag of InternationalIceland372,520

17

4The national flag of InternationalGrenada124,610

17

5The national flag of InternationalBermuda63,867

17

6The national flag of InternationalNew Zealand5,122,600

18

7The national flag of InternationalAustralia25,688,079

19

8The national flag of InternationalPuerto Rico3,263,584

19

9The national flag of InternationalEstonia1,330,932

20

10The national flag of InternationalFinland5,541,017

20

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