Rankings

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Most polluted capital cities

Annual mean particulate matter concentration, micrograms per cubic metre 2017 or latest

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Delhi, India
    Result
    292
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Cairo, Egypt
    Result
    284
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Result
    251
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Baghdad, Iraq
    Result
    179
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Accra, Ghana
    Result
    172
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Kampala, Uganda
    Result
    170
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Result
    150
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Dakar, Senegal
    Result
    149
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Result
    146
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Result
    124
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Manila, Philippines
    Result
    118
  12. Rank
    Country
    Brasília, Brazil
    Result
    118
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Beijing, China
    Result
    92
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Tunis, Tunisia
    Result
    90
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    La Paz, Bolivia
    Result
    82
  16. Rank
    Country
    Muscat, Oman
    Result
    82
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Tehran, Iran
    Result
    72
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Skopje, Macedonia
    Result
    69
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Amman, Jordan
    Result
    68
  20. Rank
    Country
    Ankara, Turkey
    Result
    68
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Santiago, Chile
    Result
    67
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Jerusalem, Israel
    Result
    66
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Yaoundé, Cameroon
    Result
    65
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Result
    64
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Result
    63
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Antananarivo, Madagascar
    Result
    60
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Lima, Peru
    Result
    58
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herz.
    Result
    50
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    Result
    49
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Seoul, South Korea
    Result
    48
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Result
    47
  32. Rank
    Country
    Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Result
    47
  33. Rank
    Country
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Result
    47
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Kingston, Jamaica
    Result
    46
  35. Rank
    Country
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    Result
    46
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Naypyidaw, Myanmar
    Result
    44
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Athens, Greece
    Result
    41
  38. Rank
    Country
    Bangkok, Thailand
    Result
    41
  39. Rank
    Country
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Result
    41
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Result
    39
  41. Rank
    Country
    Podgorica, Montenegro
    Result
    39

Index key & notes

Notes

Particulates less than 10 microns in diameter.

Source: WHO