Air quality in South Africa

Air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution in South Africa

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Africa
Most polluted city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Ga-Rankuwa

184

2Midstream

184

3Soshanguve

180

4Standerton

169

5Berea

161

6Mokopane

161

7Bloemfontein

153

8Johannesburg

153

9Vereeniging

153

10Klerksdorp

152

  (local time)

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LIVE AQI CITY RANKING

Real-time South Africa
Cleanest city ranking

#cityUS AQI
1Uitenhage

0

2Karoo

1

3George

8

4Cape Town

17

5eMbalenhle

19

6Port Elizabeth

21

7Richards Bay

29

8East London

32

9KwaMbonambi

45

10Phalaborwa

45

  (local time)

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How polluted is South Africa?

2019 Air quality average

Moderate

2019 average US AQI

71

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PM2.5

x2

PM2.5 concentration in South Africa in 2019 was 2 times above WHO exposure recommendation

2019  South Africa cleanest city

Karoo, Northern Cape

18

2019  South Africa most polluted city

Hartbeespoort, North West

153

2019 aqi country ranking

How does South Africa rank globally in air pollution?

38/ 193 countries

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

38South Africa58'775'022

71

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