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

#cityUS AQI
1 Tahunanui, Nelson

53

2 Wellington City, Wellington

42

3 Pukekohe, Auckland

35

4 Whangarei, Northland

33

5 Auckland City Centre, Auckland

31

6 Penrose, Auckland

30

7 Wainuiomata, Wellington

29

8 Masterton, Wellington

27

9 Glen Eden, Auckland

25

10 New Plymouth, Taranaki

25

(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 Blenheim, Marlborough

0

3 Napier, Hawke's Bay

0

4 Otorohanga, Waikato

0

5 Rothesay Bay, Auckland

1

6 Hastings, Hawke's Bay

3

7 Paraparaumu, Wellington

3

8 Richmond, Tasman

3

9 Taupo, Waikato

3

10 Kaiapoi, Canterbury

4

(local time)

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How polluted is New Zealand?

2019 Air quality average

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2019 average US AQI

31

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PM2.5

x0

PM2.5 concentration in New Zealand in 2019 was 0 times above WHO exposure recommendation

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
1Bangladesh166'368'149

165

2Pakistan200'813'818

156

3Mongolia3'121'772

154

4Afghanistan36'373'176

153

5India1'354'051'854

152

6Indonesia266'794'980

141

7Bahrain1'566'993

129

8Nepal29'624'035

123

9Uzbekistan32'364'996

115

10Iraq39'127'900

111

91New Zealand4'749'598

31

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