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

#city US AQI
1 Wainuiomata, Wellington

39

2 Otorohanga, Waikato

35

3 Hamilton, Waikato

32

4 Taupo, Waikato

29

5 Wellington City, Wellington

27

6 Waitangi, Chatham Islands

21

7 Blenheim, Marlborough

19

8 Greymouth, West Coast

19

9 Rangiora, Canterbury

19

10 Tokoroa, Waikato

19

(local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time New Zealand
Cleanest city ranking

#city US AQI
1 Winton, Southland

0

2 Darfield, Canterbury

2

3 Gisborne, Gisborne

2

4 Christchurch, Canterbury

3

5 Hastings, Hawke's Bay

3

6 Kaiapoi, Canterbury

3

7 Ashburton, Canterbury

4

8 Waimate, Canterbury

4

9 Wellington, Wellington

4

10 Awatoto, Hawke's Bay

5

(local time)

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OVERVIEW

How polluted is New Zealand?

The national flag of Australia

2021 Air quality average

Human face indicating AQI level

Good

2021 average US AQI

28

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PM2.5

x1.4

PM2.5 concentration in New Zealand air is currently 1.4 times above 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 AQI
1The national flag of AustraliaBangladesh164'689'383

161

2The national flag of AustraliaChad16'425'859

161

3The national flag of AustraliaPakistan220'892'331

156

4The national flag of AustraliaTajikistan9'537'642

152

5The national flag of AustraliaIndia1'380'004'385

151

6The national flag of AustraliaOman5'106'622

146

7The national flag of AustraliaKyrgyzstan6'524'191

138

8The national flag of AustraliaBahrain1'701'583

136

9The national flag of AustraliaIraq40'222'503

136

10The national flag of AustraliaNepal29'136'808

126

105The national flag of AustraliaNew Zealand4'822'233

28

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