World most polluted cities 2019 (PM2.5)

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PM2.5 Legend
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Unit: µg/m³
Rank City 2019 AVG JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 2018 AVG 2017 AVG
1 South Africa
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
60 42 65.6 68.5 57.5 112.1 41.1 31.4 59.9 61 76.3 21.4 - - -
2 South Africa
Bloemfontein, South Africa
42.3 12.6 11.2 - 42.8 62 102.1 72.8 49.7 33.8 28.9 20.1 16.4 - -
3 South Africa
Springs, South Africa
39.1 14.2 13.9 12.2 28.9 66.7 103.4 86.8 50 36.3 25.6 11.5 12.3 - -
4 South Africa
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
34.7 - - - 25.6 53.9 59.3 56.8 42 25.9 20.9 14.8 12.9 - -
5 South Africa
Sebokeng, South Africa
32.7 20.8 29 31.4 19.1 44.7 56.1 44.6 38.9 29.7 29 19.7 23.5 - -
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
32.1 - 29.9 28.9 27.7 32 61.1 51.2 41.4 26.8 18.7 17.5 19.8 - -
7 South Africa
Sasolburg, South Africa
31.4 21.5 33.4 18.9 17.9 37.3 59.5 54.9 43.4 28.3 22 15.1 15.8 - -
8 South Africa
Marikana, South Africa
30.9 9.7 15.6 20.2 16.1 38.3 44.5 47.5 56.7 40.3 33.6 18 13.8 - -
9 Ghana
Accra, Ghana
30.3 - - - - - 36.2 38.5 31.1 22.1 20.6 30.9 38.3 - -
10 South Africa
Vereeniging, South Africa
30 14 19.7 29 21.6 39.4 51.1 49.7 31.5 29.2 27.1 19.9 23.5 - -
11 South Africa
Embalenhle, South Africa
30 6.4 9.6 11.2 46.4 132.9 27.4 16.4 49.8 21 19.7 13.4 12.9 - -
12 Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
29.1 35.2 36.9 30.5 17.5 12.7 34.3 39.9 37.4 32.8 18.1 24.1 30.8 40.8 54.3
13 South Africa
Ermelo, South Africa
28.4 16.3 18.1 34.4 21.6 36.1 44.3 46.7 35.1 23.1 21.5 16.2 16.3 - -
14 South Africa
Midstream, South Africa
27.5 - - - - - 55.9 47.8 33.1 25.8 16.8 9 11 - -
15 South Africa
Kriel, South Africa
27.4 22.4 22.8 24.4 21 28.1 34.9 33.5 35.5 11 - - - - -
16 South Africa
Temba, South Africa
27.3 11.1 19.7 16.3 16.9 39.8 52.2 42.2 26.9 18.7 23 10.9 13.7 - -
17 South Africa
Secunda, South Africa
27.3 - 12 18 19.9 29.3 36.4 34.1 28.6 19.6 18.3 20.3 53 - -
18 South Africa
Standerton, South Africa
27.2 16.8 21.2 16.3 17.9 27.4 42.5 51.2 36.4 27.6 24.2 19.1 18 - -
19 South Africa
Middelburg, South Africa
26.6 11.1 13.3 13.9 15.1 35.9 51.6 66.7 41 24 19.3 11.3 9.8 - -
20 South Africa
Mahikeng, South Africa
26.5 12.4 17.8 22.4 17.8 44.3 47 41.3 43.5 29.9 20 6.9 6.1 - -
21 South Africa
Pretoria, South Africa
25.5 13.5 18.2 18.3 19.3 34.6 45.1 41.5 32.5 25.1 20.6 12.7 14.3 - -
22 South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
25.3 17.8 22.1 19 17.3 34.3 37.8 34.2 30.1 25 22.1 13.6 29.2 - -
23 Nigeria
Kano, Nigeria
21.4 45.9 59.8 21.4 10.9 23 14 10.5 7.2 13 7.5 41.2 - 53.4 -
24 Algeria
Algiers, Algeria
21.2 - - - 18.5 19 23.3 23.8 22.1 23 20.8 16.2 22.4 - -
25 Ghana
Medina Estates, Ghana
21.2 - 29.1 19 14.2 14.2 29.3 29.6 21.5 14.2 - - - - -
26 South Africa
Hendrina, South Africa
21.2 5.8 7.9 12.4 11.8 21.8 36.9 47.9 44.6 16.3 13.7 3.1 8.9 - -
27 Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
20.1 19.3 15.2 17.8 19.9 18.2 33.5 - 27.2 28 14.1 15.9 17.9 27.1 26.9
28 South Africa
Thabazimbi, South Africa
19.4 12 11.1 13.1 16 17 36.4 30 26.7 19.8 18.6 13.5 14.8 - -
29 South Africa
Eastvaal District Council, South Africa
18.6 14.3 15.4 13.4 14.9 19.4 22.1 25 24.4 23.3 19 14.5 14 - -
30 South Africa
Berea, South Africa
18.2 9.6 9.4 9.3 12.5 24.6 32 44.5 22.3 16.2 14.3 11.6 11.6 - -
31 Egypt
New Cairo, Egypt
18 12.1 13.2 12.2 23.5 7.4 4.8 - 17.5 36.9 34.6 46.4 - - -
32 South Africa
Witbank, South Africa
17.2 1.5 6 11.8 11.2 19.8 27.2 23.9 21.6 17.1 22.4 13.8 15.4 - -
33 South Africa
Mokopane, South Africa
16.2 12.3 9.9 20.5 12.4 19.4 17.8 17 17.7 15.6 20.4 16.3 6.5 - -
34 Angola
Luanda, Angola
15.9 10.5 8.9 9.1 10.3 16.2 26.1 37.5 29.5 13.4 9.3 8.9 7.2 - -
35 South Africa
Klerksdorp, South Africa
14.9 8.9 11 12.2 12.4 18.2 24.2 23.5 23.7 17.2 13 8.2 9.5 - -
36 South Africa
Phalaborwa, South Africa
14.2 6.8 8 8 9.1 14.1 13.7 21.5 20 16.6 19.2 11.8 9.8 - -
37 South Africa
Lephalale, South Africa
14.1 14.2 13.8 17.1 11.9 15 15.9 17.8 19 13.6 15.4 8.3 7.1 - -
38 South Africa
Nkangala, South Africa
13.2 6.2 5.1 5.6 6.7 14.8 22.5 23.3 15.7 - - - - - -
39 South Africa
Burgersfort, South Africa
12.8 - - - 11.7 - 15.9 19 15.9 12.3 14.3 7.7 7.8 - -
40 South Africa
Bethlehem, South Africa
12.4 - 8.6 6.8 1.9 3.4 1.9 15.6 22.1 12.4 12.3 11.3 9.1 - -
41 South Africa
George, South Africa
12.4 9.5 9.1 8.8 10.6 16.8 17.7 16 15.5 14.4 10.2 9.9 9.2 - -
42 South Africa
Potchefstroom, South Africa
11.9 8.1 9.4 9.9 8.4 15.8 16.9 12.2 20.2 11.6 13 10.7 8 - -
43 South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
11.2 14.6 4.1 3.6 8.5 12.8 17 10.9 8.8 9.9 7 12.3 21.1 - -
44 South Africa
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
10.6 9.8 6.9 7.7 11.5 13.4 14.9 11.3 10.5 11.5 8.9 9.4 9.8 - -
45 South Africa
East London, South Africa
8.8 9.6 9.1 8.8 6.7 10 14 14.1 1.1 1.2 9.8 1 7.4 - -
46 South Africa
Worcester, South Africa
8.7 8.9 7.2 6.8 4.1 12 12.9 10.2 9.4 9.3 6.4 7.5 6.9 - -
47 South Africa
Sunset Beach, South Africa
8.1 10.5 8.1 7.1 8.6 10.2 10.4 8.5 8.3 8.9 5.4 6.1 5.9 - -
48 South Africa
Komati, South Africa
8 7.6 6.6 5.2 4.7 8.6 9.1 13.1 8.1 1 - - - - -
49 South Africa
Richards Bay, South Africa
7.5 - 5.9 4.9 5.1 9.3 11.7 16 10.4 4.7 4.4 3.6 4.5 - -
50 South Africa
Mokgorwane, South Africa
5.4 - 2.3 2.6 4.2 6.3 6 8.9 7.7 5.5 4.8 3.4 3.4 - -

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