2017-2022

World's most polluted cities

Most polluted city ranking based on annual average PM2.5 concentration (μg/m³)

2022

World Air Quality Report

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0-5

Meets WHO guideline

5.1-10

Exceeds by 1 to 2 times

10.1-15

Exceeds by 2 to 3 times

15.1-25

Exceeds by 3 to 5 times

25.1-35

Exceeds by 5 to 7 times

35.1-50

Exceeds by 7 to 10 times

>50.1

Exceeds by over 10 times

Rank
City
2022 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
2101 USA
Colbert, USA
12.5 17.3 16.6 10.3 11 10.9 15.3 9.4 10.2 10.9 12.6 11.8 15.6 -- -- -- -- --
2102 USA
Tucker, USA
12.5 15.1 14.7 10.7 11 11.2 16.6 11.3 11.7 12.4 13.2 12.5 10.4 14.3 -- -- -- --
2103 USA
Clinton, USA
12.5 14.2 12 11 9.2 12.7 11.9 13.1 11.4 10.3 12.4 15.8 15.2 12.8 -- 9.3 9.5 12.2
2104 USA
Shreveport, USA
12.5 11.6 10.7 10.2 9.6 14.9 15.8 9.7 7.9 16.7 16 16.3 11.2 12.3 7.5 6.6 6.6 7.3
2105 USA
Carlisle, USA
12.5 17.8 14.9 10.8 8.1 10.3 11.5 14.5 10.5 9.6 9.9 14.1 18.3 13.5 10 11.1 9.5 9.5
2106 Czech Republic
Prostejov, Czech Republic
12.4 10.7 10.1 20 10.1 9.1 8.2 8.1 10 7.2 13.3 17.8 20.3 14.3 12.5 -- -- --
2107 France
Ternay, France
12.4 27.1 11.5 21 8.9 8.1 9.1 8.9 7 5.4 10 9.4 16.6 10.7 9 -- -- --
2108 France
Seremange-Erzange, France
12.4 19.1 7.7 26.6 14.4 10.5 7 7.4 8.2 6.6 10.3 10.7 19.8 13.3 -- 14 -- --
2109 France
Bethune, France
12.4 15.5 -- 25.4 9.7 10.6 6.9 5.9 10 7.5 8.6 10.2 18.5 11.6 10.3 11.4 13.9 13.4
2110 Germany
Krefeld, Germany
12.4 19 12.1 19.3 10.2 11.4 9 8.5 10.6 8.5 9.6 9.4 14.9 12.9 11.1 13.9 16.5 14.1
2111 Germany
Wesel, Germany
12.4 14.7 10.6 17.1 11.4 13.4 10.8 10.6 13.4 10.9 10.5 10.6 13.7 10.5 -- 11.7 14.7 14.5
2112 Greece
Skyros, Greece
12.4 11.6 12.9 15.3 8.6 13.1 11.7 11.8 15 9.7 11.2 23.7 15 12.5 -- -- -- --
2113 Greece
Arta, Greece
12.4 -- -- -- -- 10.6 12.1 14.6 10.9 7.1 11.6 15 17 -- -- -- -- --
2114 Italy
Piamborno, Italy
12.4 23.5 15.4 22.4 7.8 6.6 6 6.3 4.2 3.8 8.6 14.8 26 10 -- -- -- --
2115 Japan
Tagawa, Japan
12.4 12.5 13.8 16.3 14.9 17.7 11.3 11.2 10.2 8.8 10.5 12.7 9.9 11.4 12.6 13.8 13.8 15
2116 Japan
Seki, Japan
12.4 11.2 11.4 16.5 15.6 15.4 14 10.9 10.7 10.4 12.1 12.6 8.1 9.6 11 10.6 -- --
2117 New Zealand
Blenheim, New Zealand
12.4 9.8 7 6.2 9.3 14.4 22.1 22.4 14.8 9.9 10 6.5 6.8 11.5 12.3 12.2 13.8 19.1
2118 Romania
Sibiu, Romania
12.4 11.4 10.2 17.1 8 4.6 5.5 8.9 12.4 12.2 17.5 27.2 30.4 9.7 -- -- -- --
2119 Slovakia
Topolcany, Slovakia
12.4 5.5 10.6 21.7 10.7 9.4 9.5 8.9 9.1 6.8 12.6 19.3 20.4 -- -- -- -- --
2120 Spain
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
12.4 31.3 18.9 10.8 8.5 8.7 6.1 12.4 9 7.5 15.5 9 11.3 8.6 11.2 7.4 6.9 8
2121 Spain
Tarragona, Spain
12.4 8 14.2 12.4 7.4 12.4 15.5 12 10.8 11 15.3 8.7 13.1 14 10 -- -- --
2122 Switzerland
Thal, Switzerland
12.4 21.8 7.4 34.4 11.5 7.6 5.2 6.1 7.1 4.1 13 11.7 19 19.6 -- -- -- --
2123 Thailand
Pong Ta Long, Thailand
12.4 14.7 22.3 37.9 24 6.9 4.9 4.2 3.5 6.6 13.1 8.9 11.1 -- -- -- -- --
2124 USA
West Covina, USA
12.4 15.4 8 9.1 10.6 12.9 14.8 15 12.1 11.3 20.7 7.6 12 16.4 17.9 13.8 -- --
2125 USA
Landover, USA
12.4 -- 12.2 10.1 7.9 11.3 13.8 17.4 12.5 10.3 11 13.1 16.5 -- -- -- -- --
2126 USA
Aiken, USA
12.4 13.2 14.9 13.5 12.3 14.5 13.3 12 10.7 10.8 11.9 10.5 11.6 14.8 -- -- -- --
2127 USA
Brentwood, USA
12.4 14.5 13.9 10.1 8.8 13.6 13.7 15.3 11.3 11.1 10.4 15 10.6 14 -- -- -- --
2128 Australia
Ludmilla, Australia
12.3 3.5 3.1 4 5.5 10.1 14.1 36.1 39.1 27.3 18.6 17.2 10.2 9.6 6.2 -- -- --
2129 Belgium
Deurne, Belgium
12.3 18.1 9.1 24 11.9 11.8 9 7.3 9.1 7.8 10 11.6 17 12.7 11.4 11.4 -- --
2130 Canada
Chilliwack, Canada
12.3 6.5 4.1 4.7 4.3 3.8 3.5 6.4 8.3 28.8 63.3 8.3 4.1 7.6 6 6.6 -- --
2131 Canada
Lumby, Canada
12.3 23.9 19.7 10.5 5.2 4 5.1 8.1 9.8 19.3 34.6 -- -- 25.9 -- -- -- --
2132 Canada
Nakusp, Canada
12.3 14.7 15.4 12.7 7.4 2.4 1.7 4.2 10.2 21 17.9 16.3 14.9 16.2 -- -- -- --
2133 Germany
Eberswalde, Germany
12.3 9.9 7.1 16.6 8.4 11.1 11.2 7.7 11.9 7.8 14.6 21 19.3 10.8 10.4 11.4 16 14.8
2134 Germany
Datteln, Germany
12.3 14 9.1 16 10.9 12.3 10.2 9.7 11.8 10.4 11.9 11.2 18.7 10.6 8.6 10.8 14.4 14.4
2135 Germany
Münster, Germany
12.3 14.8 9.4 18.9 11.2 12 9.8 9.9 12.5 10 10 10.3 16 10.9 13 -- -- --
2136 Italy
Laces, Italy
12.3 16 8.8 21.4 9 9.5 9.5 9.6 8.5 6.2 11 13.6 25.5 13.1 13.4 11.6 -- --
2137 Malaysia
Balok, Malaysia
12.3 12.1 15 10.4 12.8 13.5 12 15.8 10.3 12.9 10.7 11.6 10.9 13.6 11.6 16.1 -- --
2138 Romania
Arad, Romania
12.3 24.4 14.6 22.4 13.8 7 6.4 7.9 9.6 8.1 11.6 15.3 15 16.3 -- -- -- --
2139 Romania
Satu Mare, Romania
12.3 21.9 12.1 21.4 8.5 9.8 6.7 5.6 7 7.3 13.4 20.8 23.7 15.3 -- -- -- --
2140 Russia
Sterlitamak, Russia
12.3 19 17.1 17.3 11.4 6.4 6 13.6 15.6 11.5 6.8 8 12.1 10.5 -- -- -- --
2141 Slovakia
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
12.3 13.7 11.1 16.4 9.1 9.1 10.5 9.2 10.9 7.7 12.9 16.9 20.5 16.5 15.8 15.3 17.6 19.7
2142 South Korea
Seogwipo, South Korea
12.3 14.6 16.3 17.7 14.7 12.8 9.6 9.8 7.3 12.4 8.5 13 11.6 12.6 -- 17.3 18.2 18.9
2143 Spain
San Roque, Spain
12.3 13.1 14 15.8 10.2 12.8 10.3 13.4 13.4 10.6 14.3 9.4 10 11.9 -- -- -- --
2144 Spain
Oviedo, Spain
12.3 15.6 12.6 12.8 11.4 12 12.1 14.4 11.8 9.9 11.3 10.4 13.2 10 8.8 10.1 13.6 --
2145 Spain
Los Realejos, Spain
12.3 29.7 19.3 9.6 7.9 6 5.8 12.1 8.3 7.9 18.6 11.2 10.6 8.2 -- -- -- --
2146 Thailand
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
12.3 25.3 17 14.7 14.6 3.8 3.1 7.5 9.1 7.9 13.4 18.8 22.9 13.6 -- -- -- --
2147 Turkey
Kesan, Turkey
12.3 23.4 19.1 16.2 13.3 8.6 7.8 6.6 5.5 5 9.1 14.1 18.2 -- -- -- -- --
2148 USA
Burbank, USA
12.3 14.3 7 8.1 9.9 13.8 15.9 13.5 11 10.6 17.3 11.6 14.6 14.8 17.4 15.5 -- --
2149 USA
Lawndale, USA
12.3 19.8 13.2 9.8 7.8 10.5 13.8 10.9 10.8 10.7 17.9 -- -- 14.6 15.8 13.2 -- --
2150 USA
Smyrna, USA
12.3 -- -- -- -- 10.7 16 10.5 11 12.2 12.7 12.9 12.1 -- -- -- -- --

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